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|EPA Recognizes Ingram Micro Inc. Among Nation's Leading Green Power Purchasers|
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, announced today that for the first time it appears as No. 61 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Fortune 500(R) list of the largest green power purchasers. Ingram Micro Inc. Corporate Headquarters is purchasing more than 3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 107 percent of the facility's electricity use. The company is buying renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.
Yesterday, EPA updated each of its National Top Partner lists, highlighting some of America's largest green power purchasers. Each list highlights EPA Green Power Partners that have completed the largest annual voluntary purchases through October 5, 2011. EPA updates its Top Partner Lists quarterly at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/.
"This is a big step in our corporate social responsibility efforts and we are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency," said Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president, North America. "Purchasing green power helps our organization become more sustainable while also making good business sense. I recently made a commitment to reduce our North American greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent over five years. Green power purchases will help us reach this goal and provide substantial savings in energy costs."
Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Purchases of green power help accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
"EPA's Green Power Partners consistently raise the bar for using clean, renewable electricity," said EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy. "Ingram Micro's commitment to using green power serves as an example of leadership for others to follow."
According to the U.S. EPA, Ingram Micro's green power purchase of more than 3 million kWh for their corporate headquarters is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of more than 400 passenger vehicles per year, or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 300 average American homes annually.
"EPA is excited to welcome Ingram Micro Inc. Corporate Headquarters as a Green Power Partner and congratulates them on their appearance in the Fortune 500(R) list of largest green power purchasers," said Blaine Collison, Director of EPA's Green Power Partnership. "By opting to purchase renewable energy, Ingram Micro Inc. is helping to grow the nation's voluntary green power market while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions."
The company'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. Ingram Micro 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. In Newsweek's 2011 Green Rankings, Ingram Micro is listed at No. 33, leading the technology distribution industry with its efforts to lessen its impact on the environment. For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com/smartcitizen.
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.
About Renewable Choice Energy Renewable Choice Energy is a leading national provider of greenhouse gas measurement services, energy efficiency solutions, renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets to hundreds of Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses, thousands of residential customers, and over 2,000 LEED green building projects in the U.S. Founded in 2001, Colorado-based Renewable Choice and its clients have received prestigious awards from the EPA and DOE for supporting and expanding the renewable energy market and have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA TODAY, and more. Visit www.renewablechoice.com.
About EPA's Green Power Partnership The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500(R) companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
For More Information Ingram Micro Inc. Name: Ria Marie Carlson Phone Number: 714-382-4400 Email: Email Contact U.S. EPA Name: Mollie Lemon Phone Number: 202-343-9859 Email: Email Contact
SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.
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