IBM Launches ‘Cradle to Grave’ Environmental Consulting
IBM is now offering Environmental Product Lifecycle Management to help clients make their products more eco-friendly from development and manufacturing through delivery and use to end-of-life reclamation and recycling
Last month, IBM launched “Green Sigma,” which combines the company’s CSR consulting service with Lean Six Sigma processes and applies it to energy and water usage.
The new offering takes into account current environmental concerns, regulations and business issues, and industry best practices. Based on that analysis, the company says it helps clients design for compliance and end-of-life management so that the products meet new regulations for energy use and material safety; as well as being easy to disassemble or recycle.
IBM will also take into account the product’s shipping, usage, reclamation and recycling, and evaluate carbon trade-offs through the manufacturing, distribution and transportation processes.
IBM’s global CEO survey found that the majority of them plan to increase their investments in CSR by 25 percent over the next three years.
The company recently made it into Plenty Magazine’s The Plenty 20, which awards businesses for bettering the planet in innovative ways.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Greenskies Enlarges Wesleyan University’s Microgrid
- Pacific Power Names Three wattsmart Business Partners of the Year
- 2014 Better Than 2013 for Distributed Wind Turbines, But Far Below 2012
- Making Efficiency Attractive to Investors
- Hydrogen from Landfill Powers Forklifts at BMW Plant
- Big Energy Savings for Hoke, N.C., Schools
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts Unlock Deep Savings
- Technology Creates a Brighter Future for Small and Mid-Sized Commercial Solar Investments