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|Ingram Micro Achieves Industry-Leading Position in Newsweek's Green Rankings, Commits to Cutting North American Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half Over Five Years|
SANTA ANA, CA, Oct 25, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider, further demonstrated its leadership and commitment to corporate citizenship today, announcing its industry-leading position in the Newsweek 2011 Green Rankings, a commitment by its North American president to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent in five years, and the passing of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 two-year surveillance milestone in North America with no major findings.
"We're proud of the progress we've made in our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts this year," said Greg Spierkel, chief executive officer. "We've climbed more than 400 positions on the Newsweek list since it began in 2009, reaching 33rd this year, the highest among technology distributors. This recognition is due to the dedication of our associates, from our North American president's commitment to greenhouse gas reductions to those who oversee ISO certification, as well as those who make a difference every day through recycling and energy conservation, packaging and facility modifications, and Green IT programs for our customers."
Newsweek Green Rankings are conducted for the publication by Trucost and Sustainalytics and include a review of three distinct areas of a company's sustainability performance: environmental impact; environmental management; and new this year, environmental disclosure.
Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president, North America, also expressed pride in his team's accomplishments, adding: "The ISO 14001 certification process is rigorous and I applaud our associates' efforts in establishing it and passing our two-year surveillance. Having effective environmental management systems is the foundation of our social responsibility program. We've expanded our efforts beyond cost-savings in our facilities, such as demand response and energy-efficient lighting and cooling, to now deliver green programs to our customers through Smart Steward recycling and our strategic partnership with EPEAT. With this newly stated goal, we've raised our commitment to making our business more sustainable for the communities in which we live and work."
The U.S. and Canada began the process of inventorying their Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions last year, using 2009 as the baseline. In 2010, these business units reduced their GHG emissions by 5.7 percent year-over-year. The company will use a number of strategies to achieve the 50 percent reduction goal by 2014, including expansion of the demand-response program to additional sites, collaboration with EnerNOC and inclusion in the EPA's Green Power Partnership.
Ingram Micro's environmental efforts are part of a global corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative launched last year to measure and promote its sustainable activities impacting the environment, the workplace and its local communities. The company monitors and tracks its impacts in a variety of areas throughout the world, disclosing the results in a corporate social responsibility report available to the public. The company works closely with its business partners to contribute to a socially responsible supply chain. For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com/smartcitizen.
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About Ingram Micro Inc. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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