Bell

BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing the most comprehensive and innovative suite of communication services to residential and business customers in Canada. With 127 years of experience serving Canadians' telecommunications needs, Bell offers local and long distance phone service, wireless voice and data services, internet access, satellite television, and a host of other solutions and services to Canadian homes and businesses. Bell is committed to an environmentally sustainable future, upholds rigerous ethical standards and proudly exhibits community-minded values in every community they serve.

Highlights of Our Sustainability Focus:
  • Bell is committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and has reduced the intensity of its emissions by 16.1% between 2003 and 2007. Last year alone, Bell reduced its GHG emissions by 6,916 tonnes.
  • Bell uses alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. We have also begun to "green" our fleet by purchasing energy efficient vehicles like hybrids, which have improved our fleets average fuel consumption by 8.2% since 2005.
  • Bell leapt above our goal of reducing administrative paper use by 20%, and managed to reduce fully 36% of our paper consumption since 2006. The paper we continue to use is now certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and contains a minimum of 25% post-consumer recycled fibres.
  • In 2007, 6,235 metric tons - or 623 truckloads - of risidual material was diverted away from landfills and into successful recycling programs.
  • By offering our customers teleconferencing solutions and taking advantage of them in-house, Bell is helping to protect the climate by eliminating unnessasary travel, and helping customers by saving them valuable time and expense. Bell conducts 370,000 such conferences each year, and the 2.89 million Bell customer teleconferences held in 2007 saved an estimated 1.9 million tons of GHG emissions, or the equivalent of the annual emissions of about 403,000 mid-sized cars.
  • Partnerships with the World Wildlife Fund-Canada (WWF) are furthering our sustainable development goals. Bell donates $1.00 to the WWF-Canada for every mobile phone that is returned through our award-winning Mobile Take-Back program. The program has seen the return of 494,000 phones since 2003. About 33% of those phones were still functional and were refurbished for secondary markets, while the rest were recycled.
  • Bell was awarded the Prix Phénix de l'environnement in recognition of the excellence of its Mobile Take-Back program in 2008, received the Online Safety Leadership Award recognizing its continuing leadership in making the Internet a safer place in 2007, and won the 2007 Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres' Corporate Citizen Award for our support and commitment to improving health service delivery for all children and youth. Bell has also committed $1.5 million over three years to support Pathways to Education™, an innovative and successful made-in-Canada model for breaking the cycle of poverty by keeping kids in school.
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