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In this section, you will find the 'Telecom' question-list that we use in the Telecom sector ranking matrices. The questions are broken down into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Ecology and Ecology. Clicking on a question heading will link you to background information, guidelines and possible jurisdiction for this question.

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Questions about Climate Change

Telecom Climate Change Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?

Telecom Climate Change Question 2:
Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual carbon footprint of its 'own operations'?

Telecom Climate Change Question 3:
Has the brand (company) already reduced or compensated the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 10% in the last 5 years?

Telecom Climate Change Question 4:
Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years?

Telecom Climate Change Question 5:
Does at least 50% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its ‘own operations’ come from renewable energy resources?

Telecom Climate Change Question 6
Does 100% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its ‘own operations’ come from renewable energy resources?

Telecom Climate Change Question 7
Does at least 25% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its 'own operations' come from renewable energy resources, that are proven to be additional?

Telecom Climate Change Question 8
Does at least 50% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its 'own operations' come from renewable energy resources, that are proven to be additional?

Telecom Climate Change Question 9
Does at least 75% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its 'own operations' come from renewable energy resources, that are proven to be additional?

Telecom Climate Change Question 10
Does 100% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its 'own operations' come from renewable energy resources, that are proven to be additional?

Telecom Climate Change Question 11
Does the brand generate its own renewable energy through eg solar panels or wind mills?

Telecom Climate Change Question 12
Is the average Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of the brand's (company's) data centers below 1,5?

Telecom Climate Change Question 13:
Do all the of the sold and distributed power adapters and hardware appliances meet the latest Energy Star requirements?

Questions about Ecology

Telecom Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand's (company's) purchasing policy for hardware appliances require suppliers to phase out BFRs and PVC by 2013 at latest?

Telecom Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand (company) report both the return rate (both the annual units sold and take back numbers of hardware appliances), such as mobile phones or modems?

Telecom Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand offer lease contracts for its hardware appliances that it offers?

Telecom Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand offer lease contracts for 100% of its hardware appliances that it offers or does it have a return rate of at least 40%?

Telecom Ecology Question 5:
Does the brand (company) inform its customers on the sustainability performances of the products that it offers?

Questions about Labour Conditions and Human Rights

Telecom Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 1:
Does the brand (company) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labour, no child labour, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace?

Telecom Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 2:
Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1) a formal employment relationship; 2) a maximum working week of 60 hours including paid overtime; 3) a living wage; and 4) to form and join labour unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, to develop parallel means?

Telecom Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 3:
Is the brand (company) member of an initiative where more brands jointly aim to improve labour conditions in the sector, or does the brand (company) only buy from brands which are a member of such an initiative?

Telecom Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 4:
Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy?

Telecom Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 5:
Does the brand (company) has a policy to exclude smelters that use conflict mineral, and has at least started with mapping the origin of the minerals being used in its hardware appliances?

Telecom Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 6:
Does the brand have a concrete social standards policy for its product offering

Telecom Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 7:
Does the brand have a concrete socially responsible procurement policy for all electronics used in company operations?