Climate protection

IBM's first formal environmental and energy corporate policies date back to 1971 and 1974 respectively, and programs supporting them have been embedded within the company's corporate wide environmental programs and global environmental management system since that time. IBM has comprehensive and multifaceted programs focused on energy efficiency and climate protection. They include:

Between 1990 and 2012, IBM saved 6.1 billion kWh of electricity consumption, avoided 3.9 million metric tons of CO2 emissions (equal to 57 percent of the company's 1990 global CO2 emissions) and saved $477 million through its annual energy conservation actions.