Sprint, NASCAR’s Title Sponsor, Leads the Way in Sustainability
Sprint Leads U.S. Wireless Industry in Green Power, Securing No. 13 on EPA Fortune 500® Green Power Partner List
• Sprint appears on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Fortune 500 Green Power Partner list at No. 13 (up from No. 20)
• Sprint stands at No. 26 on the National Top 50 list of green power purchasers
• Securing more than 170 million kilowatt-hours of green power allows Sprint to offset 100 percent of the company’s energy use at its Overland Park, KS headquarters
• According to the U.S. EPA, Sprint’s green power is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of nearly 24,000 passenger vehicles per year OR the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 15,00 average American homes annually
Sprint Raises the Bar on Sustainable Design Through New Product and Packaging Standard
• Sprint requires all phones to go through the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Environment certification process – an industry first.
• Sprint has partnered with UL Environment to produce the first environmental standard for mobile devices across the entire wireless industry: UL-ISR 110.
• The first mobile phone to achieve UL Environment certification to UL-ISR 110 was the Samsung Replenish from Sprint, which received Platinum certification, the highest level.
Through Phone Recycling Efforts, Sprint and its Customers Find Financial Benefit in Environmental Good
• In early 2010, Sprint became the first major U.S. wireless provided to “buy back” mobile devices from any carries in-store and was the first to offer customers the option of receiving an instant credit
• The Sprint Buyback program offers customers an instant service credit of up to $300 per can eligible device in more than 3,000 Sprint stores nationwide
• As a leader in e-waste management, Sprint has kept more than 28 million phones out of landfills and was recognized earlier this year by the EPA for its voluntary commitment to encourage certified recycling, protect public health, and support best practices in electronics stewardship.