Draka Green Connect

The Multimedia Solutions BU (MMS) of the Prysmian Group is launching Green Connect, a completely sustainable product line for copper and fiber optic cables. The MMS BU has developed the pioneering Draka UC product range based on the latest research findings in materials science and advanced manufacturing processes. The focus is on reducingCO2 emissions, which makes an important contribution to the environment through innovative material selection and energy-efficient production techniques. Companies also benefit from greater investment protection.

Draka Green Connect complements the UC product range as a sustainable alternative for both standard copper cables and fiber optic cables. The outdoor CAT.7 S/FTP cable from the copper range of the UC-900 series, for example, achieves a reduction inCO2 emissions of up to 50 percent in the Green Connect version.

Zoran Borcic, Product Manager Datacom of the BU MMS of the Prysmian Group, adds: "Draka's sustainable data cable solutions are pioneering environmentally friendly copper and fiber optic installations in the field of data communication. From recycled materials to optimized production and local manufacturing: We stand for a greener and sustainable future."

Material selection and sustainable production are also top priorities in the area of glass fiber. By using recycled materials and applying energy-efficient processes, Draka Green Connect solutions enable CO2-emissions from fiber optic cables by 20 percent.

"With Green Connect, Draka is taking its first major step towards sustainability. With the new GreenConnect product range, we are ensuring for our customers and partners worldwide that we can comply with quality standards and ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) standards and integrate sustainable initiatives into the production processes," says Gerard Pera, Product Manager Fiber Optic Data Cables of BU MMS of the Prysmian Group.

Beyond the Cable: Prysmian Group focuses on sustainability strategy
The Prysmian Group has reduced the CO2-emissions by 42 percent for the metals and 30 percent for the plastics used in the manufacturing process for copper cables, particularly in the jacket sheathing.

With a clear focus on the circular economy and innovation, the Prysmian Group aims to further increase the proportion of recycled content in its products so that resources are used in a long-term and value-preserving manner. These strategic goals are committed to a long-term sustainability strategy in accordance with the ESG criteria (environment, social, governance) and are set out in the Sustainability Scorecard 2023-25 for employees, partners and customers.