Telstra was selected the winner of the inaugural Environmental Responsibility category in the 2008 ACOMM awards, jointly hosted by Australia’s Communications Alliance and CommsDay.
The announcement was made at the Communications Alliance Annual Dinner in Sydney on Wednesday.
The Environmental Responsibility category was open to organisations undertaking initiatives to address corporate responsibility for sustainability and the environment, eg recycling programs, energy saving programs, carbon reduction strategies.
Green Telecom Editor Tony Chan served as one of the judges for this category.
Telstra also won the Industry Leadership Innovation category under the large company segment. Unwired took home the award in the same category for the SMB segment.
There were three ‘Services to the Industry’ winners. Herbert Geer Lawyers secured this year’s prize for Professional Services Excellence, while Alcatel-Lucent took the Partnerships for Growth award. The Commitment to Customer Service for a Large Company award was won by Uecomm with Telarus taking out the Commitment to Customer Service – SME award.
The industry’s top honour for individual achievement, the 2008 Telecommunications Ambassador award, was presented to Simon Hackett, CEO and founder of Internode.