IBM's Sales and Distribution receives 2015 Chairman's Environmental Award

2 Jul 2015 -- IBM Chairman, President and CEO Virginia Rometty announced that IBM's Sales and Distribution (S&D) organization is the recipient of the 2015 Chairman's Environmental Award. IBM established this program in 1991 to encourage leadership and recognize achievement in environmental affairs by IBM's business units. For nearly a quarter century, the Chairman's Environmental Award has celebrated the company's environmental results.

The focus of the competition for 2015 was on those elements of IBM's environmental affairs policy that pertain to products and solutions. Competing IBM organizations were asked to address their accomplishments in these areas over the past three years.

IBM's Sales & Distribution organization delivers value by understanding clients' business needs and bringing together capabilities from across IBM to develop and provide innovative Smarter Planet® and cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security (CAMSS) solutions. S&D provides deep market insight, industry knowledge and global expertise to help clients transform and move to the future. S&D has enhanced IBM's position as a global leader in addressing the environmental challenges of our clients, and in helping to build a smarter and more sustainable planet.

IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty presents the 2015 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award

(Left to right): Erich Clementi, senior vice president, S&D, Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO, Colleen Arnold, senior vice president, S&D, and Bruno Di Leo, senior vice president, S&D.

Delivering on IBM's commitments to clients requires extraordinary cross-brand and business unit collaboration and skills. S&D is often the early face of IBM in front of the client. S&D engaged with over 30 clients across 14 countries on a diverse set of challenges involving the environment, bringing together IBM's expertise in business and technology to implement leading-edge solutions, including:

S&D also leveraged IBM programs such as Smarter Cities® Challenge,, and blogs to promote environmental awareness, education, and social collaboration among our clients.

The Chairman's Environmental Award recipients are selected based 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 Environmental Award, the contributions of each nominated organization collectively provide an integrated picture of the company's worldwide efforts to demonstrate environmental affairs leadership in all of its business activities.