IBM Global Real Estate Operations receives 2011 Chairman's Environmental Award

2011 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award recipient

26 Apr 2012 -- IBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano announced that IBM's Global Real Estate Operations is the recipient of the 2011 Chairman's Environmental Award. IBM established this recognition program in 1991 to encourage leadership and recognize achievement and progress in environmental affairs by IBM's organizations. For 20 years, the Chairman's Environmental Award has promoted the contributions of IBM's business units toward the objectives of IBM's corporate environmental affairs policy. IBM's organizations were required to address their accomplishments over the past three years in all eleven elements of the environmental affairs policy, to the extent that each policy element is applicable for their global operations.

IBM Chairman Sam Palmisano presents the 2011 Chairman's Environmental Award

(Left to right) IBM Chairman Sam Palmisano presents the 2011 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award trophy to Mark Loughridge, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Enterprise Transformation and James Kavanaugh, Vice President and Controller.


Under the leadership of Vice President Bill DeStasio, Global Real Estate Operations (RESO) has management responsibility for the IBM real estate portfolio of more than 1,600 locations in 97 countries, overseeing all facilities operations, engineering, workplace design and construction. RESO plays a vital role in implementing IBM's environmental and energy programs, and the development and implementation of IBM's Smarter Building Solutions at the company's high energy usage sites worldwide.

The selection of RESO for the 2011 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award recognizes this organization's outstanding leadership and execution of globally integrated business processes. Since 2009, RESO has achieved:

The Chairman's Environmental Award recipients are selected based on their on their degree of leadership, initiative and results in contributing to IBM's environmental policy objectives. Performance against these criteria is evaluated against each nominee's opportunity to contribute given its mission and operations. While only one organization is selected each year to receive the Chairman's trophy, it is the integrated picture of the efforts of all IBM organizations that demonstrates the company's exceptional commitment to environmental affairs leadership. IBM is proud of the contributions of each nominated organization. Additional highlights from the 2011 competition can be found in the IBM Chairman's Environmental Award 2011 brochure.

IBM Chairman's Environmental Award 2011

In addition to RESO's accomplishments as the 2011 recipient of the award, the following brochure also provides a sampling of the 2009-2011 environmental accomplishments and recognition across IBM's organizations as highlighted in this year's award nominations.