Caring for future generations
Minimizing our environmental impact in everything we do
A commitment to environmental protection aligns with our sustainability vision and with our strategic imperative to achieve a competitive cost structure.
Bell makes every effort to be environmentally responsible when deploying and maintaining networks, building our offices, and consuming energy and other resources. Bell team members save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing the time fleet vehicles idle, increasing energy efficiency at Bell facilities, and using Smart meeting tools such VideoZone as an alternative to travel. We are visible supporters of broader environmental initiatives such as earth Hour when most Bell buildings and signs on major venues such as the Bell Centre go dark.
For more than 20 years, Bell has operated numerous programs to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Bell has achieved ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management system, the only Canadian telecommunications company to do so.
For more information on our environmental initiatives, view our Corporate Responsibility Report
- Bell team members held more than 101,000 VideoZone conferences, 418,178 AudioZone calls, and a monthly average of 35,000 Live Meeting sessions in 2012, improving our efficiency and helping reduce the need for travel
- 14 more VideoZone conference systems were installed in 2012 to encourage virtual meetings
- 159,524 mobile phones recovered in 2012, for a total of 1,225,428 mobile phones since 2003
- We had a total of 36 hybrid vehicles in our fleet at the end of 2012
- Annual lighting costs for the Toronto data centre have been reduced approximately 76%
- 73.5% (14,673 metric tonnes) of waste recovered was diverted from landfill, an increase of 2.3 percent-age points over 2011.