Syniverse Participating in Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps 2012
Onsite EDF Climate Corps fellow will identify ways to enhance Syniverse’s carbon reduction efforts
TAMPA, Fla. – June 12, 2012 – As part of Syniverse's ongoing efforts to minimize its environmental impact, the company will participate in Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps 2012 alongside 88 of the world’s leading companies, cities and universities.
EDF Climate Corps is a summer fellowship program that places specially trained Master of Business Administration students with companies to build business cases for energy efficiency. For 10 weeks, Syniverse will host an EDF Climate Corps fellow who will identify and analyze energy efficiency strategies the company can employ to reduce its carbon footprint at its 19 offices and 14 data centers worldwide.
“Syniverse aims to lead the mobile industry in finding new, innovative ways to reduce emissions and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come,” Syniverse President and CEO Jeff Gordon said. “We are pleased to engage with EDF in this endeavor.”
EDF Climate Corps fellow Kevin Lehman will work with Syniverse to provide additional support and expertise in addressing the most pressing of its carbon reduction priorities. As a graduate student at Columbia University studying sustainability management, Lehman was selected by EDF to participate in Climate Corps based on his extensive professional and academic background in emissions analysis and carbon reduction strategy. He will work from Syniverse’s global headquarters office in Tampa, Fla., from June 18 through Aug. 24.
“We welcome Kevin to Syniverse and look forward to his expert recommendations as we continue to work toward our carbon reduction goals,” Gordon said.
Protecting the communities in which its customers and employees live, work and prosper has always been a key element of Syniverse’s corporate culture. In 2011, the company began elevating its environmental focus by measuring its greenhouse gas emissions and voluntarily reporting them to the Carbon Disclosure Project, an independent nonprofit that provides a system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share climate change and water information. Based on the initial findings, Syniverse conducted an in-depth analysis on its sources of carbon emissions and set five-year goals that will guide the company’s energy efficiency strategy moving forward.
Syniverse makes mobile work for more than 900 mobile operators, cable and Internet providers, and enterprises in over 160 countries. With unmatched expertise and more than 20 years simplifying the complexities of roaming, messaging and networking, Syniverse serves as the force at the center of the mobile communications universe, keeping people connected today and forging new connections for tomorrow. Nobody knows mobile like Syniverse. For more information, visit www.syniverse.com, follow Syniverse on Twitter or find Syniverse on Facebook.
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