This Earth Day, WOW! Reinforces its Commitment to Environmental Stewardship
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced its continued dedication to being stewards of the environment and the direct efforts the company is taking to combat the ongoing effects of climate change and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
Protecting the environment is even more important now as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many people work, learn and play, increasing consumer demand for faster, more reliable broadband services. To that end, WOW! has adopted many eco-friendly initiatives to help reduce its carbon footprint.
For fleet vehicles, the company uses software solutions to reduce idling and improve miles per gallon as well as smart routing to optimize driving times for technicians while also offering home garaging to employees' assigned fleet vehicles. WOW! transitioned to a hybrid work environment, where employees primarily work from home and can use a WOW! office at their discretion, eliminating the need for long commutes and excessive travel. The company also decreased its real estate footprint by 59% over the last two years, contributing to a 26.4% reduction in WOW!'s CO2 emissions in 2021, according to calculations estimated by the CoolClimate calculator, a University of California-Berkeley climate research initiative.
WOW! is working to improve operational efficiencies in the feld and in customers' homes and businesses to create a circular economy, cut its greenhouse gas emissions and further reduce its carbon footprint. Additional initiatives intended to make a positive impact while also benefiting customers include:
"The need to keep our communities connected is even more important than ever before," said WOW! CEO Teresa Elder. "We must be diligent when it comes to protecting our environment, putting the onus on organizations such as ours to reduce our carbon footprint as much as we can while also meeting the rising demand of our consumers. Even beyond Earth Day, we remain committed to being efficient in our offices, in our homes and in the communities we serve."
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