June 30, 2010
<Topics> NTT Com to Make Green Donations for Searches on OCN Portal
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today the immediate launch of OCN Green Search, an optional interface for the OCN-brand portal top page, where environmentally conscious users can perform web searches that trigger donations from NTT Com to environmental organizations.
Launched in celebration of the United Nations’ 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, OCN Green Search provides a framework for NTT Com to donate 15% of the profits from searches performed on this page. Initially, two environmental organizations will receive the donations: FoE Japan, a member of Friends of the Earth International, which has more than one million supporters in 68 countries, and the Wild Bird Society of Japan, one of Japan’s largest nature-protection groups with approximately 51,000 members and supporters. Donations to other groups are under consideration.
Along with the results of each search, OCN Green Search informs the user of how many searches they have performed so far, as well as cumulative users and searches to date. Donation amounts also are scheduled to be announced in the future. The OCN portal (www.ocn.ne.jp) is offered in Japanese only.
Going forward, NTT Com plans to implement various other measures through OCN Green Search to encourage people to play more active roles in the environmental protection movement.
In addition to OCN Green Search, NTT Com also operates the OCN ECO Plus webpage, which provides diverse information about environmental initiatives and related social contributions.
About NTT Communications Corporation
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.