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JohnsonDiversey Ups GHG Reduction Target to 25%

jdJohnsonDiversey plans to more than triple its original greenhouse gas reduction commitment, from 8 percent to 25 percent by the end of 2013.

JohnsonDiversey made the 8 percent pledge last year when it joined the World Wildlife Federation‘s Climate Savers program.

The company plans to spend $14 million to achieve the reduction in emissions, according to a press release. As a result of the investment, JohnsonDiversey expects to save $32 million in costs.

The company, which provides commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene services to the foodservice and hospitality sectors, will seek emissions cuts in all aspects of the company – manufacturing, distribution and commercial activities.

The company says it will not pursue the emissions cuts by purchasing renewable energy or offsets, not will it rely solely on installing new technologies.

The move is clearly related to the company’s plan to help its customers achieve a lower supply chain carbon footprint.

“Our customers want to know how their suppliers are reducing emissions and how we can work with them to improve their environmental performance,” said JohnsonDiversey President and CEO Ed Lonergan.

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