Sprint Nextel Corporation
• In 2008, Sprint Nextel scored a 100/100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index Survey.
• Sprint Nextel paid $57 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that age discrimination played a role in layoffs throughout the company.
-- Profile Updated 03/09/2011
About Sprint Nextel Corporation
Sprint Nextel is the 3rd largest wireless network provided in the United States. In 2005 Sprint and Nextel merged. Currently, Sprint Nextel has about 53 million customers.
Tell Sprint to Stop Abusing Chimpanzees!
Tell Sprint Nextel to stop abusing Chimpanzees! Sprint Nextel runs an advertising campaign that features a chimpanzee. Chimpanzees are regularly abused in the entertainment industry. Let Sprint Nextel now that you do not support a company that supports animal abuse by sending a message via the PETA website by the link provided below.
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Reston, VA 20191 USA
Ethics and Governance
• In 2009 Sprint Nextel ran an advertising campaign that featured a chimpanzee. Chimpanzees and great apes are routinely abused by the movie industry. To train these animals they must be separated from their mothers at a very early age and are physically abused. In addition, while great apes can live for over 60 years, the film industry typically stops using them around age 8 when they get to powerful to handle. Usually, the animals are left to spend the rest of their life in substandard zoos or warehouses. PETA requested that Sprint Nextel terminate the ads. Sprint Nextel did not acknowledge PETA’s request.
-- change.org, 05/01/2009
• In the spirit of Earth Day 2009, Sprint Nextel along with AT&T, Samsung, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless worked with the Environmental Protection Agency to present National Cell Phone Recycling Week. This campaign worked to increase consumer awareness about cell phone recycling.
-- Environmental Protection Agency, 04/06/2009
• Sprint Nextel Corporation took steps to make their business environmentally friendly. Sprint Nextel has recycled over 12 million phones through two different programs. Sprint Nextel is also a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leader’s program. Through this program, Sprint Nextel must study their carbon footprint and create a plan to lower its greenhouse gas production. In addition, Sprint Nextel’s operation headquarters, Overland Park campus in Kansas City, receives up to 75% of electricity from a wind farm. Also, the Overland Park campus has restored and preserved the natural landscape and wetlands. Finally, all paper used by Sprint Nextel must contain at least 10% recycled material.
-- Kansas City Business Journal, 02/22/2008
Ethics and Governance
• In 2008, Sprint Nextel scored a 100/100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index Survey. The Corporate Equality Index is a tool to measure how equitably companies are treating their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers, and investors.
-- Human Rights Campaign, 06/01/2009
Source URL: www.hrc.org/issues/cei.htm
• Sprint Nextel was named by Ethisphere Institute as having one of the best ethics program overall. Ranking companies’ ethics programs from excellent to unsatisfactory. Sprint Nextel received the "above standard" rating meaning the corporation has “strong programs that exceed all government standards," as well as meet most of the criteria that Ethisphere Institutite requires in their evalaution. In addition, an "above average" rank means that the company could meet the other criteria with a few simple changes. Ethisphere Institute is an international think tank committed to promoting “business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.”
-- Ethisphere Institute, 06/01/2008
• In 2007, Sprint Nextel paid $57 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that age discrimination played a role in layoffs throughout the company. Federal law preventing age discrimination forbids layoffs focused on one age group. This is the second lawsuit in the past several years that accused Sprint Nextel of age discrimination.
-- Associated Press, 05/18/2007
Source URL: www.abcmoney.co.uk/news/18200774220.htm
Health and Safety
A new government-funded study has revealed that radiation after just 50 minutes on a mobile phone increases in the activity in brain cells, yet the effects of this increased brain activity are not known. The brain normally produces the amount of glucose it needs to function normally and brain activity means that cells are using glucose to create energy, but this study doesn’t tell us if this artificial brain activity, triggered by cell phone radiation, will have a negative health effect. Current research has not proved a clear link between cell phone use and damages to health but scientists admit much more research needs to be done; other areas to be studied include the effect of increased brain activity in children since a child’s skull is thinner, allowing radiation to penetrate deeper than an adult. Although there is no conclusive evidence on the very effects of cell phone radiation on the brain, it is clear that the human brain is sensitive to the radiation and that consumers should try to limit their exposure by using the speakerphone or a wired earpiece.
-- CNN, 02/22/2011