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22 Apr 2015 Why every day is Earth Day at IBM
While today is Earth Day, environmental sustainability is IBM's guiding principle every day of the year.
22 Apr 2015 Three IBM SoftLayer cloud data centers in Texas powered by 100 percent wind energy
Three IBM SoftLayer cloud data centers in Texas recently became U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partners in the EPA's Green Power Partnership.
7 Apr 2015 IBM deploys first fuel cell system to power data center operations
IBM installed a 1-megawatt fuel cell to provide electricity to IBM's data center in Connecticut. The system became operational in December 2014 and will deliver more than 8,500,000 kilowatt-hours per year.
20 Mar 2015 IBM sets new renewable electricity use and 3rd generation greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals
IBM set two new goals to further reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in February 2015: a new renewable electricity use goal; and a third-generation GHG emissions reduction goal.
7 Jul 2014 IBM's Global Asset Recovery Services receives 2014 Chairman's Environmental Award
IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty announced that IBM's Global Asset Recovery Services organization is the recipient of the 2014 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.
3 Mar 2014 IBM receives Climate Leadership Award for third consecutive year
IBM received a 2014 Climate Leadership Award for its Excellence in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Climate Leadership Award is co-sponsored by three nongovernmental organizations, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, The Climate Registry and the Association of Climate Change Officers. This is the third consecutive year IBM has been recognized with a Climate Leadership Award.
30 Jan 2014 IBM's Leadership Data Center earns EPA's ENERGY STAR Certification for superior energy efficiency
IBM's Leadership Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR® certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. This is IBM's first ENERGY STAR certified data center.
30 Jan 2014 Broad range of IBM servers meet new ENERGY STAR guidelines
Continuing its leadership in the design of energy efficient data centers, IBM has unveiled 11 new servers that meet stringent version 2.0 guidelines now in effect under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® program.
28 Jan 2014 IBM wins a 2013 Platts Global Energy Award
IBM won the 2013 Platts Global Energy Award in the category "Stewardship Awards, Efficiency Initiative - Commercial End-User" for its significant energy conservation and efficiency initiatives and results.
22 Jul 2013 IBM's Integrated Supply Chain receives 2013 Chairman's Environmental Award
IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty announced that IBM's Integrated Supply Chain organization is the recipient of the 2013 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.
01 Mar 2013 EPA recognizes IBM for climate change leadership
IBM was recognized with the 2013 Climate Leadership Award for Supply Chain Leadership by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry for its ambitious emissions reduction goals, and for being at the leading edge of setting requirements for suppliers to measure, disclose and reduce their operational greenhouse gas emissions.
11 Jul 2012 IBM's Global Environmental Management System conforms to ISO 50001 Standard on Energy Management Systems
IBM announced that it has successfully demonstrated conformance of its energy management program against the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard on energy management systems at a corporate level and as an integral component of the company's Global Environmental Management System (EMS). IBM became the first company in North America to achieve ISO 50001 certification, within one year of the release of the standard, by Bureau Veritas Certification.
25 Jun 2012 IBM receives 2012 European Union Code of Conduct for Data Centers Award
IBM received a 2012 European Union Code of Conduct for Data Centers award for innovative technologies adopted to improve data center energy efficiency and was the only company recognized in the corporate level participant category.
26 Apr 2012 IBM Global Real Estate Operations receives 2011 Chairman's Environmental Award
IBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano announced that IBM Global Real Estate Operations is the recipient of the 2011 Chairman's Environmental Award. The company established this recognition program in 1991 to encourage leadership and recognize achievement and progress in environmental affairs by IBM's organizations.
29 Feb 2012 IBM receives inaugural Climate Leadership Award
IBM has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), The Climate Registry (TCR) and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) for an inaugural Climate Leadership Award in the Organizational Leadership category.
9 Feb 2012 IBM to receive World Environment Center's 2012 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development
The World Environment Center's (WEC) Twenty-Eighth Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to IBM for its commitment to advancing environmental sustainability throughout the company and providing business solutions in support of more sustainable cities and the planet.
5 Jan 2012 European Commission awards IBM for energy efficient data centers
IBM today announced the European Commission (EC), the executive body of the European Union, has awarded 27 IBM Data Centers for energy efficiency, based on the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct for Data Centers. The honor represents the largest portfolio of data centers from a single company to receive the recognition.