Bell named greenest company in Canada and 13th in the world by Newsweek

Bell named greenest company in Canada and 13th in the world by Newsweek 
MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell has been named one of the World's 
Greenest Companies and is the only Canadian company included in the 
prestigious list compiled by U.S. newsmagazine Newsweek and two leading 
research firms. 
Established in 2009, the Green Rankings comprehensively assess the 
environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in North 
America and around the world. Two leading environmental research 
organizations, Trucost and Sustainalytics, collaborated with Newsweek to rank 
companies based on the size of their environmental footprint, the 
effectiveness of their environmental policies and practices, and their 
transparency in disclosing their environmental impact. 
"Bell is delighted to receive this recognition for the hard work of our entire 
team in safeguarding the environment while we deliver Canada's best 
communications services," said David Wells, Bell's Executive Vice President of 
Corporate Services. "Consumers have made clear that the environment means a 
lot to them, and we're proud that Bell's extensive environmental commitment 
ranks us with the greenest companies in the world." 
Bell placed 13(th) in the list of the World's Greenest Companies, which also 
included major international brands like IBM, BT Group (British Telecom), SAP 
and Nokia. In its analysis of Bell's environmental performance, Newsweek said 
"The Canadian telecom estimates that the bills they issued electronically in 
2011 saved some 33,000 trees and 4,100 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. And 
since 2003, the company has collected more than a million phones that would 
have otherwise ended up in landfills." 
As a result of its focus on environmental issues, Bell was also the first 
Canadian communications company to achieve ISO 14001 certification for its 
environmental management system, in 2009. 
The full 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings® are available at:
Newsweek is part of the Newsweek/Daily Beast Company LLC which was formed in 
February 2011 when the well-known print brand merged with online news site The 
Daily Beast. The combined entity now attracts more than 15.2 million unique 
online visitors each month and the magazine reaches 14 million readers across 
America, and millions more through its international editions. 
About Bell
Headquartered in Montréal since its founding in 1880, Bell is Canada's 
largest communications company, providing consumers and business with 
solutions to all their communications needs. Bell Media is Canada's premier 
multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. 
Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell 
product and service information, please visit For Bell Media, please 
visit For BCE corporate information, please visit 
The Bell Mental Health Initiative is a multi-year charitable program that 
promotes mental health across Canada via the Bell Let's Talk anti-stigma 
campaign and support for community care, research and workplace best 
practices. To learn more, please visit 
Jacqueline Michelis Bell Media Relations 613 785-1427 
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