Environmental reporting, disclosure and verification

IBM has been producing reports on its environmental programs and performance for many years and in a number of ways.


Annual environmental reports

IBM's annual corporate environmental reporting first began in 1990 and has continued each year since. The IBM and the Environment 2013 annual report marks the 24th consecutive report the company has published. Recent IBM and the Environment Reports are provided below in PDF format:

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Report

In addition, IBM reports on its environmental programs and performance in its Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Report. The company has also been participating in OneReport since 2006, for the 2005 reporting year. OneReport consolidates data requests from leading research and rating agencies and consolidates them with the information requested in the GRI framework. Responding to the OneReport survey questions enables companies to simultaneously report to multiple organizations and produce a report in accordance with the GRI.

Corporate Responsibility Reports

The company's environmental stewardship also was incorporated into IBM's Corporate Responsibility Report for 2002, the first year of this report, as well as in its subsequent annual reports. A companion document to the company's financial annual report, the Corporate Responsibility Report provides an integrated overview of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of IBM's business activities, products and services. Environmental stewardship information may be found in the Environment section of the current IBM 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report on the Responsibility at IBM website.

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