Sprint CEO Receives Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint (NYSE:S), has been honored with the 2013 Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Hesse topped the list of responsible corporate leaders and received the award at the 2013 COMMIT!Forum in New York City.

The Lifetime Achievement Award by CR Magazine is given to recognize an individual whose ability to take risks, vision and pioneering spirit have led to significant achievement in the field over the course of his or her career. According to Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, the company that publishes CR Magazine, Hesse was a natural choice among the candidates considered for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, having demonstrated the role and impact of the responsible corporation through his vision and leadership as a publicly committed executive.

Hesse spoke of Sprint’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, and cited combating distracted driving, developing new services to better service customers with disabilities and reducing the company’s carbon footprint as some of its efforts. Starting in 2008, Hesse established aggressive 10-year goals to help reduce Sprint’s carbon footprint. Since then, the company has made significant progress against these goals and has earned recognition for its efforts on climate change, phone recycling and offering eco-friendly phones to consumers.

The company’s commitment to corporate responsibility is reflected through its Good Works program. For its efforts, Sprint has earned wide recognition. The company was named last year as the third among America’s Greenest Companies by Newsweek. It was the only telecom company to receive a top 25 ranking on the survey.

Sprint recently became the only telecom company to be included in the CDP's S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America. Earlier this year, Sprint was named the Marketplace winner at the U.S. Disability Matters Awards for delivering innovative accessibility solutions that empower people with disabilities.

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