IBM's Real Estate Strategy and Operations organization receives 2016 Chairman's Environmental Award

21 Jul 2016 -- IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty announced that IBM's Real Estate Strategy and Operations (RESO) organization is the recipient of the 2016 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 a quarter of a century, the Chairman's Environmental Award has celebrated the company's environmental results.

The focus of the competition for 2016 was on those elements of IBM's environmental affairs policy that pertain to IBM's internal operations. Competing IBM organizations were asked to address their accomplishments in energy conservation, prevention of pollution, waste minimization and recycling, water conservation, and other environmental topics over the past three years.

RESO manages the global IBM real estate portfolio, made up of a mix of office, data center, manufacturing, development and lab space. They manage the range of real estate disciplines including strategy; space management; workplace design; engineering and construction; leasing; real estate acquisitions and dispositions; facility operations; and environmental and energy management.

IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty presents the 2016 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award

Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO, presents the 2016 Chairman's Environmental Award to James Kavanaugh, senior vice president, Transformation and Operations.


Over the last three years, RESO achieved the following results:

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 highlight IBM's worldwide efforts to demonstrate environmental leadership in all of its business activities.