Global energy and telecom cable systems giant Prysmian Group this month announced its launch of optical communications cables certified as environmentally green; those cables are marked with the manufacturer's new, proprietary ECO CABLE green product label (shown on this page).
Prysmian presented its range of proprietary ECO CABLE labeled green products, which the company maintains is unique to the cable industry, at the FTTH Conference 2023 (April 18-20) in Madrid. The new branding for the company's optical cables is intended to support broadband network operators in strengthening their green supply chain and value proposition.
Philippe Vanhille, EVP of the Prysmian Group Telecom Division, explained, “The ECO CABLE products are aimed at proactively addressing the greener and greener expectations of the telecom market and of all stakeholders. We are now ready to present our range of telecom products where the measurable and recognized sustainable criteria can be applied, to support the decarbonisation of operators and broadband infrastructure providers and strengthen their green supply chain and value proposition."
As directly stated by the manufacturer, the ECO CABLE label assignment "is based on an automatic calculation system using recognized and measurable criteria in line with the main regulatory frameworks and requirements," with a "very specific focus" on cable products conforming to green standards for:
- Carbon Footprint
- Absence of Substances of Very High Concern
- Recycling Input Rate
- Environmental Benefits
- Cable Transmission Efficiency (which for optical cables means an increase in fiber density)
The manufacturer reports that currently all Prysmian Group telecom cables have been assessed, and that approximately 30% of them are now ECO CABLE compliant.
At the FTTH Conference 2023 in Madrid, the company said the roll out of its ECO CABLE labeled telecom products will start in May in Europe, with the rest to follow starting later in the year.
Prysmian Group said the ECO CABLE initiative aims at strengthening its sustainability strategy and active role as a promoter of a sustainable development, as well as accelerating the company's race to net-zero CO2 emissions.