19_energy_greenAt CommScope, we believe in pushing the boundaries of technology to reduce our environmental footprint.

That’s why CommScope took a leading role in developing a new landmark voluntary agreement with top service providers, manufacturers and industry organizations in partnership with the CEEVA Steering Committee, provincial governments, and leading utilities to improve the energy efficiency of small network equipment (SNE) in Canada. Importantly, the voluntary agreement demonstrates our support of Canada’s shared energy efficiency and climate change objectives.

CLICK TO TWEET:  Damien O’Sullivan explains how CommScope is pushing the boundaries of technology to reduce its environmental footprint.

In a press release issued on Dec. 19, 2019, CEEVA Steering Committee announced the launch of a new voluntary agreement to reduce the environmental impact of SNE products in Canada. Under the new voluntary agreement, service providers and manufacturers commit to improve the energy efficiency of devices such as modems, gateways, wireless routers and other networking equipment. The agreement ensures that 90 percent of new equipment will meet rigorous efficiency levels beginning January 1, 2021. The voluntary agreement builds on the success of a similar agreement for set-top boxes implemented in 2017, which has already delivered significant energy efficiency successes

“Our passion to push innovation in energy efficiency is part of our design ethos at CommScope and partnering with countries who want to drive a sustainable future is a natural fit for us,” said Livia Nascimento, Vice President, Sustainability & Compliance, CommScope. “The Canadian SNE voluntary agreement serves as a great tool to drive improved product energy efficiency and gives us the freedom to innovate for the future.”

Our work with the Canadian SNE Voluntary Agreement is a natural extension of our approach to product development and sustainability, as our customers look to us as enablers of environmental conservation. CommScope continues to provide technical leadership to help establish these important industry agreements, and we regularly collaborate with our customers around the world to continually reduce our industry’s environmental footprint.

For more information regarding our Sustainability initiatives, check out our latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reports.

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Damien O’Sullivan

Damien O’Sullivan is the Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at CommScope. Damien assumed the role after the acquisition of ARRIS international plc. where he was the Director of Corporate Responsibility, responsible for developing, operationalizing and reporting the ARRIS corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy.  Previously, Damien worked at Pace plc where he held a number of leadership positions, including Head of Business Transformation & Sustainability. Damien has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Galway, postgraduate certification in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bradford.

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