Read the latest news about IBM and the environment.
|EPA recognizes IBM for climate change leadership
IBM was recognized with the 2013 Climate Leadership Award for Supply Chain Leadership by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry for its ambitious emissions reduction goals, and for being at the leading edge of setting requirements for suppliers to measure, disclose and reduce their operational greenhouse gas emissions.
|01 Mar 2013|
|IBM's Global Environmental Management System conforms to ISO 50001 Standard on Energy Management Systems
IBM announced that it has successfully demonstrated conformance of its energy management program against the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard on energy management systems at a corporate level and as an integral component of the company's Global Environmental Management System (EMS). IBM became the first company in North America to achieve ISO 50001 certification, within one year of the release of the standard, by Bureau Veritas Certification.
|11 Jul 2012|
|IBM receives 2012 European Union Code of Conduct for Data Centers Award
IBM received a 2012 European Union Code of Conduct for Data Centers award for innovative technologies adopted to improve data center energy efficiency and was the only company recognized in the corporate level participant category.
|25 Jun 2012|
|IBM Global Real Estate Operations receives 2011 Chairman's Environmental Award|
IBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano announced that IBM Global Real Estate Operations is the recipient of the 2011 Chairman's Environmental Award. The company established this recognition program in 1991 to encourage leadership and recognize achievement and progress in environmental affairs by IBM's organizations.
|26 Apr 2012|
|IBM receives inaugural Climate Leadership Award
IBM has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), The Climate Registry (TCR) and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) for an inaugural Climate Leadership Award in the Organizational Leadership category.
|29 Feb 2012|
|IBM to receive World Environment Center's 2012 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development
The World Environment Center's (WEC) Twenty-Eighth Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to IBM for its commitment to advancing environmental sustainability throughout the company and providing business solutions in support of more sustainable cities and the planet.
|9 Feb 2012|
|European Commission awards IBM for energy efficient data centers
IBM today announced the European Commission (EC), the executive body of the European Union, has awarded 27 IBM Data Centers for energy efficiency, based on the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct for Data Centers. The honor represents the largest portfolio of data centers from a single company to receive the recognition.
|5 Jan 2012|
|IBM receives 2011 Corporate Energy Management International Award from AEE
IBM has been recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) with its 2011 Corporate Energy Management International Award. AEE recognizes organizations and individuals that have achieved national and international prominence in promoting the practices and principles of energy engineering and energy management.
|17 Oct 2011|
|Hitachi joins Eco-Patent Commons
Hitachi, Ltd., has joined the Eco-Patent Commons, a unique business initiative designed to foster eco-efficiency and environmental sustainability through the pledging of environmentally beneficial patents to the public domain. The company pledged a patent that promotes the cost effective recycling of reusable product parts.
|25 Jul 2011|
|IBM saves 523,000 MWh of electricity, exceeding an interim target in its latest energy strategy
In 2009, amidst business growth and continued increases in global energy prices, IBM launched a new energy strategy intended to achieve a quantum level reduction in its energy consumption and energy expense beyond that achieved by the company's longstanding, effective and well-recognized existing energy conservation programs.
|23 Jun 2011|
|IBM Systems and Technology Group receives 2010 Chairman's Environmental Award
IBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano announced that IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) is the recipient of the 2010 Chairman's Environmental Award. STG has been recognized for its outstanding leadership, innovation and results in energy efficiency and conservation as demonstrated by a comprehensive focus across its products and operations.
|21 Apr 2011|
|IBM Doubles the Computing Capacity of Its Data Centers in Three Years Without Increasing Power Consumption
In May 2007, IBM Global Technology Services stated that it "expects to double the computing capacity of its data centers within the next three years without increasing power consumption and associated carbon dioxide emissions". The company's analysis of this metric has been completed and IBM met its goal, increasing computer server performance per megawatt-hour of power used by a factor of 2.1 over the period from June 2007 through June 2010.
|22 Mar 2011|
|CMU Study Evaluates Uncertainties in Methodologies for Calculating the Product Carbon Footprint of a Server
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has completed a case study investigating the uncertainty and variability associated with calculation of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the life cycle of a rack-mount server product (also referred to as the server's "carbon footprint"). IBM collaborated with CMU in this study by providing CMU with technical details and information regarding the IBM server product evaluated by the study.
|13 Dec 2010|
|IBM Receives Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards for Second Consecutive Year
IBM received two 2010 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable: one for the elimination of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) compounds from the company's chip manufacturing processes in Burlington, VT and East Fishkill, NY, and one for chemical usage reductions at IBM's 300mm manufacturing facility in East Fishkill, NY.
|11 Oct 2010|
|IBM's First LEED® Gold Certified Data Center
IBM's new, 60,000 square foot, Leadership Data Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, recently became the company's first LEED Gold certified data center.
|22 Sep 2010|
|IBM and Carnegie Mellon University to Create Smarter Infrastructure Lab
IBM and Carnegie Mellon University announced that they will create a collaborative research lab at the university to undertake research and create technologies to help cities, governments and industries worldwide develop smarter infrastructures.
|29 Jul 2010|
|HP Joins Eco-Patent Commons
HP has joined the Eco-Patent Commons, a unique business initiative designed to foster eco-efficiency and environmental sustainability through the pledging of environmentally beneficial patents to the public domain.
|1 Jul 2010|
|IBM and Esty Environmental Partners Join With 12 Leading Companies to Develop New Management Systems and Tools for Corporate Sustainability
A group of major companies, all leaders in their industries, have formed the Sustainability Innovators Working Group -- aiming to define and develop new approaches to environmental management and corporate sustainability.
|24 Jun 2010|
|IBM Research receives 2009 Chairman's Environmental Award
IBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano announced that IBM Research is the recipient of the 2009 Chairman's Environmental Award.With eight research centers in six countries around the world, IBM Research develops industry-leading inventions and drives technologies that enable and deliver significant energy efficiency improvements for IBM and its clients.
|22 Apr 2010|
|IBM establishes new corporate responsibility and environmental requirements to advance sustainability across its global supply chain
IBM's "first-tier" suppliers -- those firms with which IBM holds a direct commercial relationship -- will now be required to establish and follow a management system to address their corporate and environmental responsibilities. See also Letter from IBM Chief Procurement Officer to suppliers on supply chain and environmental responsibilities.
|21 Apr 2010|
|IBM's new POWER7 SystemsTM first in class to meet ENERGY STAR® efficiency requirements
IBM's POWER7-based 750 Express and Power 755 models are the first four-processor systems in the industry to qualify for ENERGY STAR status.
|1 Apr 2010|
|IBM eliminates compounds from semiconductor manufacturing as part of its design for the environment program
IBM is the first in the industry to announce elimination of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
|1 Mar 2010|
|IBM announces the invention of new compounds for semiconductor manufacturing that offer improved environmental benefits
The invention is a new type of photo-acid generator for the production of semiconductors using 193nm lithography.
|23 Feb 2010|
|IBM receives continued recognition as Best Workplace for Commuters
Nineteen IBM locations across the U.S. were recently recognized as registered Best Workplaces for CommutersSM sites.
|18 Feb 2010|
|Leading companies partner to improve the energy and environmental attributes of leased space
A group of leading U.S. corporations has formed a coalition to drive an increase in the availability of competitively priced leased space that also provides energy efficient and other environmental attributes.
|3 Feb 2010|
|IBM Awarded First LEED® Gold Certification
The U.S. Green Building CouncilTM recently awarded IBM its first LEED Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors for the company's interior leased office space known as the Bay Area Lab in Foster City, California.
|25 Jan 2010|