May 21, 2007 01:11 ET

Genesys Conferencing Appoints Green Officer to Drive Sustainable Development Strategy

VIENNA, VA and MONTPELLIER, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- Global ISO 14001 certification program underway

Vienna, Virginia, and Montpellier, France - May 21, 2007 - Global multimedia collaboration service leader Genesys Conferencing (Euronext Eurolist: FR0004270270) (NASDAQ: GNSY) has appointed Kirsty Allenou-Stokes to the new position of Green Officer, as the company looks to establish a broadly-based sustainable development strategy.

Allenou-Stokes joined Genesys Conferencing in 2000, initially as general services manager. In her new role, she is primarily responsible for implementing the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard company-wide. "Our Montpellier head office has already attained the ISO 14001 standard in December 2005," she indicates, "and a program is well underway to achieve similar certification across all our offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific".

In achieving certification, as a tertiary services provider, Genesys Conferencing is primarily focusing its efforts on the reduction of waste and energy consumption. "In providing multimedia collaboration solutions with Genesys Meeting Center, our business is directly geared to reducing the carbon footprint of our customer base by reducing the need to travel to meetings," confirms Allenou-Stokes.

"As a result, it is especially important for us as a business to improve our own environmental performance, by putting in place a strong program of sustainable development which will include developing partnerships with sustainable development organizations".

Genesys Conferencing chief executive officer, Francois Legros, adds: "At a time when companies are increasingly looking for suppliers with solid 'green' credentials, this new appointment reflects our total commitment - both at board level and throughout the business - to playing a full part in minimizing ours and our customers' impact on the environment."

About Genesys Conferencing

Founded in 1986, Genesys Conferencing is a leading provider of converged collaboration and communication services to thousands of organisations worldwide, including more than 250 of the Fortune Global 500. The company's flagship product, Genesys Meeting Center, provides an integrated multimedia conferencing solution that is easy to use and available on demand. With offices in more than 20 countries across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the company offers an unmatched global presence and strong local support. Genesys Conferencing is publicly traded on Euronext Eurolist C in France (FR0004270270) and on the NASDAQ in the U.S. (GNSY). Additional information is available at


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