WFN Strategies Joins The Climate Pledge
WFN Press Release
April 22, 2021
STERLING, VA – Today, Earth Day 2021, WFN Strategies is pleased to announce joining The Climate Pledge alongside Amazon, Verizon and over 100 other companies from across dozens of industries.
WFN Strategies is a long-time innovator in the submarine telecommunications industry. Since 2001, they have been at the forefront of Polar and Offshore Energy fiber cable engineering, as well as attaining industry-first ISO certifications for Quality Management and Information Security. In an industry over 170 years old, they have in recent years set many industry firsts in engineering and management.
The submarine telecoms industry is due for a new change, one that is renewable and sustainable. From vessels burning fuel to lay cable, to powering the data centers those cables connect to, the telecommunications industry is replete with opportunities for positive change. WFN proposes to not only reach carbon neutral operations by 2040 but also become the industry champions for powering submarine cable systems with renewable sources. WFN’s unique position within this industry allows them to act as Green Evangelists with system suppliers, developers, and everyone within the supply chain.
“WFN has long committed to sustainable practices, ranging from volunteer work with the Scouting movement to supporting environmental conservation initiatives.” Said Wayne Nielsen, Managing Director. “With this Pledge, and with the ISO 14001 certification, we take our work into the global scale and refocus our efforts for Renewable Advocacy back into this tremendous and dynamic industry. It’s a very exciting time.”
WFN Strategies believes that climate change demands urgent and universal action. As such, WFN Strategies is proud to sign The Climate Pledge. WFN Strategies stands with Amazon, Global Optimism, and the other signatories of The Climate Pledge, in a commitment to being net zero carbon by 2040—ten years ahead of The Paris Agreement. In addition, as a signatory of The Climate Pledge, WFN Strategies will:
- Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular
- Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business change and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination
- Take actions to neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040
By joining The Climate Pledge, WFN Strategies is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability and we are excited to join a community that will share knowledge, ideas, and best practices.
WFN Strategies looks forward to working with the industry on this important mission.
ABOUT WFN STRATEGIES – WFN Strategies (www.wfnstrategies.com) is a leading engineering and client representation consultancy in the submarine cable industry, and is based in the heart of the internet in Northern Virginia, United States. WFN Strategies possesses an ISO 9001: 2015 accredited management system and ISO 27001:2013 InfoSec program for the implementation of submarine fiber cable systems for commercial, governmental and offshore energy companies throughout the world and is a recipient of President’s “E” Award for Exports.
ABOUT THE CLIMATE PLEDGE — The Climate Pledge is a commitment to be net zero carbon across our business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Created by Amazon in 2019, the pledge has over 100 signatories.