Position and policy

In 2007, IBM published its position on climate change:

  • IBM recognizes climate change is a serious concern that warrants meaningful action on a global basis to stabilize the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  • IBM believes all sectors of society, the economy and governments worldwide must participate in solutions to climate change.
  • IBM supports joint efforts by the private and public sectors to reduce global GHG emissions. These initiatives are most effective when they are implemented through market-driven mechanisms and are economically efficient, environmentally effective and sustainable.
  • IBM believes a diverse energy portfolio is necessary to achieve an orderly adaptation to a world in which GHG emissions are constrained while maintaining successful economies and secure supplies of energy, and also meeting the needs of humanity.
  • IBM considers energy conservation to be a cornerstone of climate protection. IBM will continue to conserve energy and continually improve the energy efficiency of its operations, products and services while collaborating with and encouraging its global suppliers to do likewise.
  • Consistent with its values, IBM will collaborate with its clients to create new innovations and solutions that are protective of the climate.