Du sets sustainable example
Dubai, September 11, 2013
UAE-based telecom operator du said it has delivered on its promise to set a sustainable example by reducing paper usage, following the launch of an e-billing system in 2009.
The system aimed to cut back on the amount of paper used, and reduce carbon emission, thereby helping to preserve the environment.
During the five years, about 65 per cent of its customers have opted for paperless e-billing, said a senior executive.
“Last year alone we managed to cut down our consumer printables by 58 per cent to 1.76 million papers from 4.21 million papers in 2011, and we’re constantly working to improve this figure by inspiring more of our customers and colleagues to adopt greener habits,” said Abdulhadi Alalyak, the vice president, Asset Management and Corporate Administration.
Du practices several methods of reducing stationary consumption and waste, such as counting every printed page through its managed printer services, using recycled carrier bags and leaflets, and recycling used cartridges. - TradeArabia News Service