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October 1, 2009
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today the release of its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR) covering activities carried out by the NTT Communications Group in fiscal 2008.
The NTT Communications Group CSR Report 2009 explains how the group implemented its CSR Basic Policy as an ICT solution partner providing telecommunications services that create new capabilities to build a more prosperous and sustainable society. Information in the report, which is presented from the viewpoints of both the group and its stakeholders, covers three main categories: contributing to society, global environmental protection and respect for employees.
The report follows the guidelines issued in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization certified by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Under a new environmentally friendly approach adopted by NTT Com this year, the 584 kilowatts of electric power consumed in printing and binding the report were sourced with Tradable Renewable Certificates.
The printed version of the report is based on universal design standards to ensure the use of colors and designs that are easily recognized by the widest possible range of people, including those with color-vision disabilities. The printing process used environmentally friendly ink on recyclable paper.
The printed version, which summarizes content to minimize paper consumption, explains NTT Communications Group’s CSR policies and primary activities covering themes deemed most important to stakeholders. The fuller online version provides more detailed content about the Group’s environmental activities and performance.
The Japanese version of the report was made available online (www.ntt.com/csr) today, and the print version will be issued on October 6. The English version, both print and online (www.ntt.com/csr_e) versions, will be issued in late November.
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.