Vodafone says mobile industry key to cutting emissions

24 July 2009 — 10:03 AM

Vodafone says the mobile sector can help the world go greener

Recycling mobile phones is one way consumers can do their bit for the environment but Vodafone claims the mobile industry has the potential for more.

The network published a report this week with Accenture and suggested mobile technology could be used to reduce the continent's energy bill by €43 million (£36.95 million).

An example given was the ability of video conferencing cutting down the need to travel.

Mark Foster is group chief executive of Accenture's management consulting & integrated markets division and said the mobile sector could play a "pivotal role" in Europe's journey to a low-carbon economy.

Vodafone Group chief executive officer Vittorio Colao added: "Mobile technology, in particular smart solutions such as machine-to-machine services, can play in carbon abatement while at the same time offering a financial saving for our customers."

The news follows a recent report from LG that stated the company's success in reducing its carbon footprint by 2.1 million tons of carbon dioxide.

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