IBM Research receives 2017 Chairman's Environmental Award

21 Jul 2017 -- IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty announced that IBM Research is the recipient of the 2017 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 more than a quarter of a century, the Chairman's Environmental Award has celebrated the company's environmental results.

The focus of the competition for 2017 was on those elements of IBM's environmental policy that pertain to IBM's products and solutions. 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 last three years.

With 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research makes industry-leading breakthroughs and drives technologies that enable and deliver innovative solutions to the most challenging environmental problems for IBM and its clients.

Ginni Rometty presents the 2017 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award to Arvind Krishna

Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO, presents the 2017 Chairman's Environmental Award to Arvind Krishna, senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud and director, IBM Research.

Over the last three years, IBM Research 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.