Malama 'Aina. Caring for the Land.
Our vision is to connect people, free from waste or pollution, enhancing environmental quality and health in our communities. Complying with environmental laws and regulations is a foundation to our operations; however, we aspire to higher standards and commit to continuous improvement of our environmental policies and practices. We will educate and inform our stakeholders and strive for innovation that will complement our business strategy. Our aspiration is to eliminate any negative environmental impact from our business activities, creating social value, environmental health and connection as our “footprint.”
In our Environmental Policy, we commit to continuous improvement of our environmental policies and practices and to fully comply with all relevant laws and regulations. But that is only a foundation. To proactively prevent pollution, we will:
- Take urgent, meaningful, science-based climate actions, reducing first our own greenhouse has emissions and those emitted by others on our behalf
- Favor sustainable procurement, with the aim of using environmentally responsible products in balance with quality, availability, and economics
- Eliminate waste associated with business activities, materials and equipment, seeking reuse, refurbishment, resale or recycling before disposal, whenever possible
- Stay abreast of new technologies and innovations to assist with environmental protection and adopt new technologies and practices where effective and feasible.
Million lbs of cable recycled
% Carbon Reduction Goal by 2030
In 2021 we made a long-term commitment to be net-zero carbon emitters by 2040. In 2022 we adopted our interim goal of reducing our carbon emissions 40% from our 2021 baseline by 2030. Our targets align with those recommended by the Science Based Targets Initiative's (SBTi) guidance for Information and Communications Technology companies, and contribute to the global effort to limit warming to 1.5-degrees Celsius.
Read more about our Sustainability Goals
Read our recent blog post "Leaving a Greener Legacy."
Facilities & Network
We pride ourselves on recognizing the value of green buildings for the environment, health, and productivity of our employees, customers and visitors.
Read More about Facilities & Network
Read: A Greener Future Powered by Broadband
Read: Fiber is "Greener" than Copper or Cable
Read: Set-Top Energy Use Cut by More Than Half in Past Decade
The members of our "green" employee group, called the Malama 'Aina, engage with each other and in our communities to serve and protect the environment. Meet them at our periodic e-waste collection events or find them volunteering at beach and park clean-ups, gardening and planting trees.
Our employee resource groups (ERG's) engage with each other and in our communities to serve and protect the environment.
To find and offer collaboration with community partners, we are an active member of Hawai'i Green Growth’s Sustainability Business Forum.