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Swisscom wins praise for environmental friendliness

The Swiss telecommunications company, Swisscom, has come out top in a Germany survey on the environmental consciousness of telecommunications companies.

This content was published on February 7, 2000 - 17:38

The Swiss telecommunications company, Swisscom, has come out top in a Germany survey on the environmental consciousness of telecommunications companies.

The survey by a research institute in Munich put Swisscom, together with Germany's Telekom, at the top of its study of 27 operators.

The report said the leading companies were right on track in matters of environmental protection, and that most of the others were taking ecological concerns seriously. Three years ago, European telecommunications operators signed an environmental charter.

But the institute added that despite the progress, the industry continued to consume huge amounts of energy and raw materials, and generated large quantities of waste. Bottom of the list were the Dutch company, Royal KPN, Cable & Wireless from Britain, the Australian group, Telstra, America's AT&T, France Telecom and Italy's Telecom Italia.

The survey noted that North American firms were still lagging behind their European rivals in terms of environmental protection.

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