IBM receives 2017 Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership

2 Mar 2017 -- IBM received a 2017 Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The Climate Registry. This is the second time we have won this award in the Organizational Leadership category and the fifth time we have won a Climate Leadership Award in the Award's six-year history.

The Organizational Leadership Award recognizes organizations that not only have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their own response to climate change, including completing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and reducing emissions, but also in their engagement with their peers, partners and suppliers.

This latest award recognizes IBM's sustained commitment to GHG emissions reductions, its multi-dimensional internal strategy to reduce climate impact with demonstrable results, the work we have done with our suppliers to focus on their energy use and GHG emissions reduction, and solutions we provide clients to optimize their energy use. Some highlights:

"IBM is honored to be recognized with its fifth Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. EPA, the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, and The Climate Registry," said Wayne Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM. "When it comes to climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is paramount. Thanks to an unyielding corporate commitment, IBM has been taking aggressive actions across its global operations, products, and services, achieving demonstrable results and publicly disclosing them for over twenty years."

The Climate Leadership Award is a national program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in response to climate change.

IBM received four Climate Leadership Awards previously and is the first recipient to win an award in each of the four award categories recognizing individual organizations, including: