LONDON, November 5 /PRNewswire/ --
- Corporation of London Recognizes Company's Excellent Civil Engineering Work
Global IP solutions provider Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the coveted Gold Award in the Corporation of London Considerate Contractors Award 2007, presented by The Lord Mayor of London.
Open to all contractors, developers and utility companies undertaking building and civil engineering projects in the City of London, the Considerate Contractor Scheme (CCS) was pioneered by the Corporation in 1987 in response to a considerable increase in building works within the City of London. Its goal is to encourage operations to be carried out in a safe and considerate manner, with due regard to passing pedestrians and road users.
On joining the scheme, members abide by the code of good practice and display CCS signs on work sites adjacent to public highways. The scheme comprises a code of good practice, regular inspections by Corporation officers, annual judging and a telephone hotline enabling public feedback.
A benchmark is set for qualification for the Gold Award. During the course of the year, all works are scored and points compiled. Gold awards are only given if the average qualification figure is maintained or passed. Consistency is therefore essential, and the overall score takes all projects into consideration.
"We take our responsibilities to the general public very seriously, especially when some of the digging work that we undertake has the potential to cause disruption," says Anthony Christie, managing director, EMEA, Global Crossing. "Ownership of our network, coupled with Global Crossing's capacity to manage the civil engineering process, allows us to deliver a much higher level of service and enhanced network connectivity to our customers. We're extremely proud to receive this award and will continue to keep up our very high standards."
The award was presented to Karl Sheekey, Global Crossing's manager for civils and cabling, at Plaisterers Hall by Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Alderman John Stuttard.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 390 cities in more than 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in more than 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of data, voice and security products to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. Its Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN service and Global Crossing VoIP services. Global Crossing was the first -- and remains the only -- global communications provider with IPv6 natively deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com or blogs.globalcrossing.com/ for more information about Global Crossing.
Statements in this press release about expected future events and financial results are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including risks referenced from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Global Crossing undertakes no duty to update information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.
CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING: Press Contacts Becky Yeamans +1-973-937-0155 PR@globalcrossing.com Jo Graves Europe +44-(0)-1256-732387 EuropePR@globalcrossing.com Analysts/Investors Contact Gino Mathew +1-973-937-0133 firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Contacts, Becky Yeamans, +1-973-937-0155, PR@globalcrossing.com, or Jo Graves, Europe, +44-0-1256-732387, EuropePR@globalcrossing.com, or Analysts-Investors Contact, Gino Mathew, +1-973-937-0133, email@example.com, all of Global Crossing