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Sun, Pfizer Surpass Carbon Reduction Goals

climate_leaders.jpgSun Microsystems announced it has reduced its GHG emissions from U.S. operations by 23 percent, surpassing its original goal of a 20 percent reduction over 2002 levels by 2012. The achievement has earned the company praise from the EPA.

Sun has pledged an additional 20 percent GHG emissions reduction from worldwide operations over 2007 levels by 2015.

Sun’s combination of workplace innovation and use of energy efficient technologies and services, including its Sun SPARC Enterprise servers with CoolThreads technology, helped the company surpass its original goal.

Pfizer was also honored by the EPA for reducing total GHG emissions by 43 percent per million dollars of revenue from 2000 to 2007. The company also exceeded it’s original goal of 35 percent.

The company also pledged to reduce total global GHG emissions by an additional 20 percent from 2008 to 2012.

Pfizer surpassed its original GHG reduction goal by implementing more than 1,000 projects. These included installing a combined heating and power system at its Singapore facility; a geothermal system at its Freiburg, Germany site; a solar system at its LaJolla, Calif. facility; and boiler efficiency upgrades at its Kalamazoo, Mich. site, as well as many smaller projects.

The EPA has announced that five other companies have reached their Climate Leader goals – 3M, Hasbro, Caterpillar, FPL and Mack Trucks.

In addition, 15 Companies have pledged new GHG emissions reductions goals: ACE Group of Companies, Agilent Technologies, Alcoa, Best Buy, Citigroup, DPR Construction, EarthColor, LSI, NVIDIA, Owens Corning, PepsiCo, Quad/Graphics, Sprint, Boeing and Turner Construction.

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One thought on “Sun, Pfizer Surpass Carbon Reduction Goals

  1. Congratulations to these companies. I can’t help but note that if every company in the US set a goal of a 20% reduction from 2007 by 2015, as Sun has, that we will still emit 90% of the emissions over those 8 years that we would have if we had merely stayed flat.
    The only realistic way to move down the emissions curve fast enough to stave off the worst of global warming is to supplement internal reduction efforts with offsets.

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