TOKYO, JAPAN, June 17, 2008 ---
The companies aim to help reduce carbon dioxide, support biodiversity, promote sustainable land use and prevent natural disasters due to deforestation.
DOCOMO will provide funding to the PLDT-SMART Foundation Inc., a major philanthropic organization, which will organize reforestation in to-be-decided strategic locations, such as Angat Dam, one of the nation's largest dams and the major source of drinking water for Metro Manila.
DOCOMO will help fund the project by donating part of its revenue from the sale of recyclable materials recovered from used mobile phones. The phones are collected from DOCOMO customers, making them indirect contributors to the reforestation project.
The project is one of DOCOMO's many collaborations with the PLDT Group. DOCOMO has a stake of about 14% in PLDT, and the two companies carry out joint business.
- About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMOis the world's leading mobile communications company. DOCOMO serves over 53 million customers, including 44 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMAin 2001. DOCOMO also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by 48 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DOCOMO mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DOCOMOis listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.