Sri Lanka Telecom has taken successful initial steps to make it a ‘carbon-neutral’ company, under the popular theme, ‘Earth is Calling, Are You Listening?’ This is carried out as one of the initiative of SLT’s overall mission of minimizing the emission of carbon into the environment in the course of its operations that include a wide range of activities.
Accordingly, the company has already begun assessing carbon emission with a clear mission of making the overall initiate a success.
The SLT Group is of the firm position that these are the challenges that need to be addressed by responsible corporate citizens for the benefit of not only the Sri Lankan community, but also the entire globe.
‘Neutralizing’, the environmental impacts of business operations has become a widely acclaimed objective in today’s business world. Global warming, desertification, ocean acidification, carbon fertilization, extreme weather conditions and increased food insecurity are only a few of the consequences of carbon emission. These factors have led to a situation where environmental impacts affect the business operations, thus becoming one of the key factors determining the sustainability of companies worldwide.
This will encourage other business entities representing a wide range of sectors and industries to re-evaluate the potential impacts on the environment as a result of business operations. Therefore following similar steps to create a business sphere that depends on the principle of minimizing the harm done on the environment.
This undoubtedly adds a new dimension to the value created by SLT for its customers as they too are indirect stakeholders of this important mission while consuming the products and services offered by a responsible company in the country