The Hartford and Hasbro were recognized by EPA in the third annual Climate Leadership Awards for greenhouse gas management policies.
The Hartford of Hartford, Conn., received the “Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management – Goal Achievement Award.” The Hartford set a GHG emissions reduction goal of 20 percent by 2017, and in 2012 had an emissions reduction of over 27 percent. The company expanded its telework program, tuned its buildings and introduced LED lighting. Additionally, the Hartford purchased 20,200 MWh of Green-e certified renewable energy.
Hasbro of Pawtucket, RI received the “Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management – Goal Setting Certificate.” Hasbro established a GHG goal to reduce total emissions and GHG intensity (emissions per square foot) by 20 percent by 2020 from a 2012 base year. They plan to accomplish this through replacing existing roof insulation with more energy efficient materials, making HVAC upgrades and replacements, converting from fuel oil to natural gas, and replacing hydraulic molding machines with electric machines. This is Hasbro’s third public GHG reduction goal and they have previously achieved a 43 percent from 2000 to 2007 for their U.S. operations.
EPA, along with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, recognized 15 organizations and two individuals for addressing global climate change.