Nokia Takes Top Prize at Mobile World Congress for its Environmental Contribution

BARCELONA, Spain, February 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia’s (NYSE:
NOK) long standing commitment to environmental action has been recognized at
this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the company received the
GSMA’s first award for Outstanding Environmental Contribution. The company
also walked away with the award for the Best Mobile Internet Service for the
Nokia Sports Tracker.

Accepting the Environmental Award Nokia’s CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said,
“It is an honor to accept this on behalf of the thousands of Nokia people who
have made sustainable, environmentally sensitive practices an integral part
of our day to day business. With more than a billion people using Nokia
phones globally, we feel we have a responsibility to make a difference.” He
added, “Environmental sustainability is not just the right thing to do, it is
the only thing to do. I have long maintained that doing the right thing for
the environment also makes good business sense.”

In the category of Best Mobile Internet Service, Nokia Sports Tracker
beat a tough group of competitors to take the award. The free application,
first launched in July 2008 and downloaded more than 2.5 million times to
date, monitors exercise and tracks fitness levels, and makes the information
available to share with friends and training partners.

Nokia global environmental program was awarded as the best in the
industry due to its global scale and commitment. The company set up its first
recycling scheme for old or unwanted mobile devices in 1997 and today has the
industry’s largest voluntary scheme operating in 85 countries around the
world.

The GSMA also highlighted Nokia’s commitment to considering the
environment across its entire product range. The company has deployed range
of environmental elements in its devices including reducing charger no load
energy consumption by 90% adding alerts to remind people to unplug their
chargers once the battery is full, making up to 80% of any Nokia device
recyclable, and phasing out the use of materials like PVC.

Nokia’s commitment to working with suppliers, operator, and other
manufacturers to reduce the industry’s overall footprint was praised by the
GSMA.

Last year Nokia led the development of an industry wide energy ranking
for chargers helping consumers to choose the most efficient chargers and
encouraging the industry as a whole to further increase energy efficiency.

Nokia Siemens Networks was highlighted for its industry contribution in
making energy efficient base stations that reduce site level power
consumption by up to 70 percent, enabling a significant reduction in the
carbon footprint of mobile operators around the world.

About Nokia

Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and
growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a
wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to
experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business
mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet
services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of
focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications
networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

http://www.nokia.com

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