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LCAs in the telecommunication sector

September 12, 2016  

Andreas Kröhling, Senior Expert for Corporate Responsibility at “Deutsche Telekom AG” recommends just getting started and keeping at it! Even simply recognizing the most important areas to focus on will help you to systematically reach a better bottom line for your environmental balance. Enjoy the interview! How do you respond when your Telekom colleagues ask you "why we make life cycle assessm...

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    September 12, 2016  

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    Data collection for LCAs: collaboration along the product life cycle
    September 7, 2016  

    Gathering quality data is one of the biggest challenges in producing accurate LCAs. In an interview with Victor Vladimirov, environment and energy manager at HOBAS Engineering GmbH, we discuss when it makes sense to collaborate with suppliers in the exchange of data and the details that require the most attention. When do you rely on a collaboration with your suppliers along the life cycle? Collaboration within the supply chain is key to increased accuracy of the LCA analysis. Interesting situations may concern product R&D (i.e. new raw materials) and comparison of various scenarios (i...

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    Inventive engineers serving the environment
    September 7, 2016  

    Can environmentally friendly raw materials meet product specifications and be cost effective? This is the question that HOBAS Engineering, manufacturer of fiberglass reinforced pipe systems, has asked. By evaluating their ecological footprint, the company plans to add an additional dimension to its market and R&D analysis. In the following you can download the full article.          

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    Ökobilanzen beim größten deutschen Telekommunikationsanbieter
    September 5, 2016  

    Andreas Kröhling, Senior Experte Corporate Responsibility bei der Deutschen Telekom AG, empfiehlt: Anfangen und dran bleiben! Schon das Erkennen von Schwerpunkten der eigenen Umweltwirkungen hilft, die Umweltbilanz systematisch zu verbessern. Viel Spaß beim Lesen des Interviews!   Was antworten Sie, wenn Sie von Telekom-Kollegen gefragt werden, "warum wir bei der Telekom Ökobilanzen machen"? Wir machen Ökobilanzen, um zu wissen, welche Umweltbelastungen mit unseren Produkten und Diensten verbunden sind. Nur wenn wir wissen, wo die wesentlichen Folgen für die Umwelt liegen, können w...

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    September 1, 2016  

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