In today’s business environment, implementing environmentally sustainable practices is no longer viewed as on option, but as a requirement. Besides being the ethically right thing to do, being green – or at least greener – is expected by customers, shareholders, and any number of key stakeholders.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is playing a significant role in helping enterprises to accomplish this goal. In fact, mobile network operators are making a concerted effort to help progress efforts that move the “green needle.”
In 2017, the GSMA, a worldwide mobile network operator body, released a report outlining specific sustainable development goals. According to the report, IoT is significantly improving three specific goals in North America:
The report further outlined three key commitments that must be executed against to accomplish these and other sustainable development goals:
In the coming weeks, we will explore two industries that have become more green as a result of IoT innovations, as well as dive into a third industry that has always relied on sustainability and is leveraging connected solutions to make even further strides.