The fewer trees we use, the more benefits we keep.
Trees are the lifeblood of our ecosystems.
More than shade on a warm summer afternoon, they provide oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, yield food and give shelter. Naturally, when it comes to using them as a resource for paper, less is more.
Like most companies, Sprint uses a fair amount of paper. It plays a large role in business operations, from direct marketing and customer invoicing to information sharing and reporting. Of course, paper production relies on the natural resources of trees and water, and requires energy to get it done. Unchecked demand and mismanagement of these resources can affect the climate, biodiversity, and the health and well-being of communities we serve.
Our original goal, which we’ve already surpassed, was to reduce the total weight of printing paper purchased annually at least 40 percent by the end of 2017 (compared with a 2007 baseline). We achieved an 88 percent reduction in 2016, exceeding the 2017 reduction goal.
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