Vodafone bags green telecom award

Greater Kashmir / GK NEWS NETWORK
Publish Date: Dec 11 2012 12:00PM

Srinagar, Dec 10: Vodafone, India’s leading telecommunications service providers, has bagged the ‘Green Telecom Company of the Year 2012’ Award.
 The award to the company has come in recognition of its “consistent efforts in the implementation of multiple initiatives in its on-going contribution to the socio-economic fabric of the country.”
 As part of its sustainability initiatives, Vodafone India instituted definite mechanisms to measure and report carbon emissions, the company in a statement said, adding that it resulted in 10 per cent reduction in diesel consumption and “thus leading to a tangible outcome of 850,000 tonnes reduction in CO2 in all cell sites owned by the Company in 2011-12.”
  The award was presented to Vishant Vora, Director - Technology, Vodafone India Limited, by Dr Farooq Abdullah, Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India at the Telecom Awards that were held in Delhi.