REI Releases CSR Report, Hands Brochure Version Out At Stores
Recreational Equipment, Inc. has released its first stewardship report, which provides a review of the co-op’s social and environmental priorities and efforts for 2006, and includes short and long-term plans for improvement.
To increase exposure of its efforts, a brochure that summarizes the co-op’s actions will be available in REI stores starting April 2.
Highlights from REI’s 2006 stewardship report include:
– Purchasing renewable energy for 20 percent of the co-op’s total electricity usage, reducing GHG emissions from electricity by more than 30 percent. The co-op is targeting a reduction of one third in total GHG emissions from its 2006 baseline level by the end of 2009, and wants to be climate-neutral by 2020.
– Earning U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED-CI Silver certification for REI’s Pittsburgh store.
– Introducing a new paper purchasing policy and tracking the origin of REI’s paper through the adoption of a full “chain of custody” model.
– Recycling an estimated 67 percent of the company’s retail waste by volume -? or 82 percent by weight. REI wants to be a zero waste company by 2009.
Energy Manager News
- Clauses to Consider in Green Leases
- Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste
- Duke Energy, USF Launch Solar Battery Research Initiative
- Energy Storage Helps Hotel Reduce Demand Charges by 10%
- EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings
- Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power
- Los Angeles Shopping Center Installs 504 kW Solar
- SustainCo Wins $575,000 Contract for Energy Management Controls