Mobile Ecosystem Forum publishes sustainability guide for SMEs

The UK-based trade body represents mobile digital and IT companies across the globe, and is now pushing to share knowledge on how firms can improve green credentials. 

The Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) Climate Guide is aimed at small and medium companies working in the sector. The fundamental goal is to assist decisionmakers in the first steps towards developing robust plans to begin cutting emissions and overall ecological impact. 

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Contents of the report have been brought together from a range of recent research projects conducted externally, current industry guidelines, and frameworks. It can therefore be seen as a condensed overview offering a comprehensive look at the intersection between sustainability and the mobile tech industry. The document was unveiled to coincide with the annual MEFFY awards, which this year added a Sustainability category for the first time. 

‘Sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’, it is essential that every company does what it can to mitigate climate change, and ICT companies can not only be more environmentally friendly themselves, they can also help other businesses to reduce their impact though a variety of technology solutions. The Climate Guide gives us a snapshot of where we are now, where we need to be and how the ICT industry can get there,’ said Dario Betti, CEO of MEF, who pointed not just to the ecological damage caused by the tech world, but its potential to directly contribute to solutions.

The ICT industry has to take sustainability seriously, and some companies are already making a real difference. We want to applaud those companies and showcase what they have achieved, partly to celebrate them, and partly to inspire other businesses to follow suite. We hope this new MEF Sustainability Award will do just that,’ added MEF’s Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg. 

You can download the Climate Guide for free here

Earlier this year, a study by Software AG, taking into account responses from more than 2,000 business leaders, painted worrying picture of the business world’s commitment to the environment. It found 8/10 companies were willing to take a fine rather than invest in necessary sustainability policies

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