The following data includes the Key Performance Indicators associated with our Environment performance area. We report our corporate responsibility performance with various financial and non-financial metrics, or key performance indicators (KPIs), to help define and measure progress toward our goals. We also report on additional metrics, which can be found in a summary view on our Performance Data Summary page within this section.

Energy Conservation

2008 Savings as Percentage of Total Energy Use

Goal: Achieve annual energy conservation savings equal to 3.5% of IBM’s total energy use.

Results: In 2008, IBM’s energy conservation projects across the company delivered savings equal to 6.1% of its total energy use. (Associated energy cost savings: $32.1M)

Renewable Energy Procured

The procurement of renewable energy is part of IBM's CO2 Emmissions Reduction Goal.

Year Percentage of Total Energy
2001 .2%
2008 7.8%

PFC Emissions Reduction

In Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

Goal: Reduce PFC emissions from semi-conductor manufacturing 25% by 2010 against a base year of 1995.

Results: As of year-end 2008, IBM’s emissions were 30.4% below the 1995 baseline amount of 381,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

CO2 Emissions Reduction

Metric Tons x 1,000

Goal: Between 1990 and 2005, IBM reduced or avoided CO2 emissions by an amount equivalent to 40% of its 1990 emissions through its global energy conservation program. IBM’s new goal is to further extend this achievement by reducing CO2 emissions associated with IBM’s energy use 12% between 2005 and 2012 through energy conservation and procurement of renewable energy.

Results: At year-end 2008, IBM had reduced its energy-related CO2 emissions 1.6% from the 2005 base year of its goal.

Recycled Plastics

2008 Percentage by Weight

Goal: Ensure recycled plastics represent 5% or more of the total plastics procured by IBM and its suppliers annually under IBM’s corporate contracts for use in IBM products.

Results: In 2008, recycled plastic represented 10.3% of IBM’s total plastic purchases (recycled and virgin plastics). Since the inception of the program in 1995, 12.7 million pounds of recycled resins have been procured under IBM’s corporate contracts for use in IBM products.

Landfill and Incineration Minimization

End-of-life products destination Percentage by Weight, 2008
Incineration 0.4%
In Progress 2.5%
Landfilled 0.2%
Recycled 54.4
Resold for reuse 31.4%
Reused 7.1%
Waste to energy 4.0%

Goal: Reuse or recycle end-of-life products such that the amount of product waste sent by IBM to landfills or to incineration for treatment does not exceed a combined 3% of the total amount processed.

Results: In 2008, IBM’s product end-of-life management operations worldwide processed 42,300 metric tons of end-of-life products and product waste, and sent only 0.6% of the total to landfills or for incineration, versus IBM's goal to minimize its combined product landfill use and incineration rate to no more than 3%.

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