Nokia unveiled as 'most sustainable gadget firm'

21 September 2009 — 10:03 AM

Nokia has made some sustainable choices of late

Environmentally-friendly consumers recycling mobile phones for a new device may be buoyed by a new announcement from Nokia.

The Finnish handset manufacturer has been unveiled as the world's most sustainable technology company by the Dow Jones Index this week.

In addition, the firm behind devices like the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, E71 and N97 was named in the 2009/10 edition of the report as the World Technology Supersector Leader.

Rick Simonson, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of the handset creator, said the accolade was not only a "great achievement" in itself, but also showed the group's dedication to eco-friendly practices.

"We remain committed to action in this area because acting responsibly is not only the right thing to do - it is also undoubtedly the best thing for our business," he added.

Recent green moves by Nokia have included the reduction of packaging, improved energy efficiency and more mobile recycling, as well as working with a number of groups address issues of social and environmental value.

One of the group's most sustainability-focused models is the 3110 Evolve.

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