New Bell tools help business customers reduce carbon footprint

Oct 24, 2007

Bell also ranked among best in class in Climate Disclosure Leadership

MONTREAL, Quebec, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada today launched two
new tools to help business customers make the right choices for the
environment, and their expense lines, by holding virtual meetings.
The Smart Meeting Guide shows how virtual meetings through Bell
Conferencing Solutions can make a real difference in reducing greenhouse gas
emissions and cutting travel costs, including time lost while on the road.
Its companion tool, the online Green Meeting Calculator, allows customers
to measure just how much greenhouse gas emissions can be cut through virtual
meetings. Check out the Green Meeting Calculator and the Smart Meeting Guide
"More and more Canadian businesses are making the link between business
travel and global warming," said Claude Rousseau, Senior Vice President,
Enterprise Sales at Bell. "When they are able to actually calculate the
greenhouse gas savings resulting from virtual conferencing solutions, the
choice becomes obvious."
For example, a business can reduce emissions by about 150 kilograms using
a two-hour Web conference instead of a plane flight between Toronto and
Montreal for one person. That's equal to the emissions produced by lighting
and heating an average Canadian household for eight days.
Those reductions add up. Bell's customers and employees held 2.53 million
teleconferences in 2006, avoiding an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of
greenhouse gas emissions. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of 344,000
mid-size cars.
Bell is using these new tools in work it is doing with the British
Columbia government to actively promote the green initiative to its employees
and help the government reach its reduction targets.

Bell's commitment to fight climate change

Bell's commitment to help fight climate change - an important part of the
company's sustainability commitment - was recognized recently by the Carbon
Disclosure Project. Bell ranked among the best in class on the Climate
Disclosure Leadership Index. Bell was the only North American telecom company
to make the FT500 listing, a ranking based on a company's reporting of
greenhouse gas emissions and an assessment of its climate protection

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

For further information: Jacques Bouchard, Bell Media Relations, (514) 391-2007, 1-877-391-2007,