Sprint has been a strong supporter of environmental causes for many years. They were the first major carrier with an eco-friendly Android device the Samsung Replenish. Local Sprint stores are constantly involved with eco-friendly community initiatives and Sprint has always been active in battery recycling.
When Dan Hesse gave his keynote address at CTIA Enterprise & Activations in October, he spoke about their commitment to the environment.
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Sprint’s also been recognized by Newsweek with the number 3 ranking of the 500 greenest companies in the United States. Now Sprint is bringing that eco conscious responsibility back to their corporate office campus in their first “Green Closure”.
Hesse touched on this idea back at CTIA and today we spoke with Sprint about it who explained just what a “green closure” is.
A Sprint spokeswoman told thedroidguy.com:
“From Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec, 30, 2011, the Sprint Overland Park Campus will experience its first green closure. During this time, many Sprint buildings will be “going dark,” and adopting a minimum-energy usage level similar to weekend and evening usage levels. Certain designated business functions will remain operational in their normal campus work area. “
During this time corporate campus employees can elect to work from home, in designated areas on campus or take off the time to spend with their families. Corporate culture, and families are important parts of Hesse’s strategy which has turned around Sprint’s customer service over the last few years.