Sri Lanka Telecom ensures that best environment practices are followed during the course of our day-to-day business operations so that negative impacts to the environment and our stakeholders, as a result of our activities are eliminated / minimized as much as possible. This includes recycling and green initiatives, adhering to company policies and business processes to optimize space utilization, minimize wastage of any kind while maximizing productivity. Furthermore, through the continuous introduction of technological changes and initiation of projects such as i-Sri Lanka and NGN, we help to reduce overall power and space consumption.
Our products enable people and businesses all over the world to reduce local and international travel everyday whilst remaining connected to loved ones or opportunity, thus enabling reduction of the carbon footprint of all mankind. This is our greatest contribution to the environment although it cannot be measured. We are also mindful of the necessarily large footprint the organisation makes in providing enabling technologies and strive to manage and minimise it as part.
of our business processes as there are substantial benefits to be gained as a result of lean consumption and waste management. Inculcating the concepts of sustainability in this manner ensures that there is continuity of measures taken to identify, monitor and manage the key issues as part of the business objectives of the Company, an imperative for continued action on sustainability. Employees are engaged in these initiatives as well by educating field staff on minimising environment pollution and damages including minimising the cutting down of trees and finding alternative ways of carrying out daily activities such as cabling etc. without harming the existing geographic landscapes. Educating employees on environment pollution and its threat to life as well as educating and encouraging ways of minimising wastage through SLT’s bi-monthly magazine Amathuma, emails, posters and seminars is an ongoing programme. As a responsible corporate citizen we are aware that there is more that needs to be done and are inspired to push the boundaries by our achievements so far.
Embracing a strategic approach to energy management, SLT has always advocated the deployment of energy efficient technologies and the application of best practices for energy management at all levels of the business. Accordingly a meticulously laid out energy policy spells out suitable action for each aspect of the business. Moreover, underscored by continuous evaluation, SLT seeks to improve existing systems and practices through training programmes, site assessments and timely realignment of policies and practices to satisfy the changing needs of the business.
Establishing Best Practices for Energy Management
Reducing energy costs remains a key priority for SLT, not only as a means of trimming operational expenses, but also to mitigate the impact on the environment and subscribe to a more sustainable business model in the longer term. To accomplish these goals, SLT made a tactical move during the year 2013 to set up an appropriate framework that would support the company’s aim to build sustainable energy management practices in the long term. By appointing the Energy Management Committee as the apex body overseeing the scope of all energy related activities in the company, SLT set up an Energy Council and appointed Energy Ambassadors, during the year, to inculcate the energy saving philosophy among SLT’s employees. A number of key initiatives were launched by the newly appointed Energy Council, as a first step towards adopting a positive approach towards energy management. Key among these steps was the launch of the “Energy Conservation Week”.