Environment

Our unwavering commitment to environmental protection is evidenced across all of our business activities. In this section, you will find information on our environmental programs, our performance for the 2013 reporting year and a sampling of client solutions for environmental sustainability.

Commitment to Environmental Leadership

Commitment to Environmental Leadership

We apply our expertise, resources, research and innovation to help discover solutions to some of the world’s most challenging environmental problems.

Global Governance & Management System

Global Governance & Management System

Our corporate environmental affairs policy calls for environmental affairs leadership in all of the company’s business activities.

Energy Conservation & Climate Protection

Energy Conservation & Climate Protection

IBM has been a leader in addressing climate change through our energy conservation and climate protection programs for decades.

Product Stewardship

Product Stewardship

Our product stewardship program was established in 1991 as a proactive and strategic approach to the environmental design and management of our products.

Process Stewardship

Process Stewardship

Our Corporate Policy on Environmental Affairs calls for our use of development and manufacturing processes that are protective of the environment.

Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention

Our pollution prevention efforts include the management of hazardous waste, nonhazardous waste and chemical releases.

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

The preservation of water resources and protection of watersheds are important areas of focus for IBM.

Solutions for Environmental Sustainability

Solutions for Environmental Sustainability

IBM's expertise, research and technology help our company, our clients, and the world operate and grow in ways that are more efficient and protective of the environment.

Environmental Requirements in the Supply Chain

Environmental Requirements in the Supply Chain

We are committed to doing business with suppliers who are environmentally and socially responsible and to encourage environmental and social awareness with these suppliers.

Remediation

Remediation

Since 1977, we have established groundwater monitoring at all of our manufacturing and development locations worldwide.

Audits & Compliance

Audits & Compliance

We measure our environmental performance against both external and internal requirements.