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Actiontec Earns Green Business Certification
Company awarded green business designation by the Bay Area Green Business Program for its efforts to protect, preserve, and sustain the environment

Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 19, 2012 - Actiontec Electronics announced that it was officially designated a Green Business by the Bay Area Green Business Program, after meeting the program's requirements and standards for minimizing waste, conserving resources, and preventing pollution.

The Green Business Certification reflects Actiontec's longstanding mission to be an environmentally conscious business. A couple of years ago the company established a formal Sustainability Program to lower its environmental footprint in the following areas: water saving, recycling and reuse, and energy efficiency. The company also participates in a Carbon Disclosure Project where it measures, manages, and discloses its greenhouse gas emissions and climate change data.

"The traditional manufacturing process is resource-intensive and generates a lot of waste. From the start, we have been committed to preserving and improving our planet and surrounding communities by taking direct action to minimize Actiontec's environmental impact throughout the supply chain, from our suppliers and operations, to our products," said Brian Paul, chief sustainability officer at Actiontec.

"Of the many accolades and awards we have received this year, the Green Business Certification is one of the most important to us. We hope our commitment inspires other manufacturers and tech companies to participate in the program," Brian Paul added.

"Well before the certification process began, the Actiontec team has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the environment and their community. Actiontec's efforts to achieve the Bay Area Green Business Certificate reflect a core belief that it's their social responsibility to fight climate change and address environmental challenges," said Mary Lindemuth, of the City of Sunnyvale's Commercial Recycling Program.

The Bay Area Green Business Program, a founding member of the California Green Business Program, distinguishes small businesses that protect, preserve and sustain the environment. The program recognizes businesses that demonstrate compliance with applicable environmental regulations, conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and shrink their carbon footprints.

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About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products - including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions - are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority owned company, we're committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit