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IBM Guadalajara receives 2003 Tlaloc Award for environmentally conscious water usage

IBM Guadalajara receives 2003 Tlaloc Award for environmentally conscious water usage

17 Jul 2003 -- During World Environment Day last month, the Environmental Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Division Guadalajara (AMCHAM), and the Federal Law Enforcement Agency for Environmental Matters (PROFEPA), awarded IBM Guadalajara with the Tlaloc Award for environmentally conscious water usage. The award was presented to IBM by Jorge Pérez Córdoba, President of AMCHAM, Javier Dueñas, Minister of the PROFEPA, and Diego Gómez Hernández, President of the Environmental Committee of the AMCHAM. Alfonso Alva Rosano, Executive Director of the IBM Guadalajara Manufacture and Technology Campus, accepted the award on IBM's behalf.

The award recognizes distinguished companies among the industrial community and services enterprises who demonstrate vision, consciousness and leadership, and also motivate other companies to take necessary actions within their own businesses to help preserve natural resources.

Water conservation efforts at IBM Guadalajara include reusing all treated sanitary wastewater for irrigation, improving water usage in manufacturing processes, metering water to monitor water consumption, and educating employees about water usage issues through a proactive program at the site.

IBM received the award for the large industry category. Awards also were given for two other categories; mid-size industry and services.