Nokia India's manufacturing plant at Chennai has bagged the 'Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2010, instituted by the World Environment Foundation (WEF), under the telecom / IT-hardware category.
''Environment management is one of our organisational cornerstones and therefore is an important part of all our business activities,'' said Prakash Katama, director, Nokia Chennai factory.
The awards recognise effective implementation of environment management system and take into account factors such as environmental governance, legal compliance, training and awareness on environment protection, monitoring of environmental performance and clean technologies.
Commending Nokia's efforts towards sustainability, the GPEMA committee, said that Nokia has been manufacturing PVC free chargers since 2006. ''The company has set up over 1,400 recycling points for handsets and accessories, and is working on the use of environmentally friendly materials in its products.''
The jury for the awards was headed by P N Bhagwati, former chief justice of India and member, UN human rights commission.