Nokia recognised for environmental contribution

18 February 2009 — 3:45 PM

The mobile phone industry last night lauded Nokia's efforts to better protect the environment with a top award.

It picked up GSMA's prize for outstanding environmental contribution during a gala dinner in Barcelona to celebrate the 14th Annual Global Mobile Awards.

The gong is likely to garner interest from green consumers who are looking at ways to drive sustainability besides mobile recycling.

Nokia was also singled out in the best mobile internet service category for its Sports Tracker, while its E71 phone was highly commended in the mobile handset or device group.

The annual awards show was organised by GSMA, which has been keen to highlight its own green credentials recently.

Earlier this week the organisation and 17 manufacturers and operators in the industry announced plans to create a universal standard for a mobile phone charger. It said this could lead to an estimated 50 per cent reduction in standby energy consumption.

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