At Sprint, we believe that developing more sustainable products is one of our greatest opportunities to make a positive difference in our environment.
It is in that spirit that we set an ambitious goal of ensuring 70 percent of devices launched meet stringent environmental criteria. Through the end of 2014, we reached 56 percent. Sprint partnered with Underwriters Laboratories Environment to develop UL 110, a standard for wireless devices that covers materials use, energy consumption, end-of-life management, packaging and more. Every wireless phone that Sprint launches is required to go through the UL 110 assessment process. As a result, Sprint has more UL 110 certified wireless phones than any other wireless carrier in the world.
In 2013, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) announced it would use UL 110 as the environmental purchasing requirement used by eight national governments, including the United States, as well as educational and health care systems and multinational corporations. This partnership will compel widespread adoption of the UL 110 standard and significantly expand the number of devices worldwide that meet the strict EPEAT criteria for greener electronics.