LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Business Intelligence Group today awarded Belkin™, the market leader in mobile accessories, Sustainability Initiative of the Year in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their practice or overall mission.
In a mission to expand environmental stewardship, Belkin set a goal in 2009 to reduce 25 percent of worldwide electricity consumption by 2017. Currently, Belkin has met and exceeded their goal, achieving 37 percent reduction in worldwide electricity consumption. Belkin's reduction in worldwide electricity use was due to efficiency upgrades in facilities, including installation of solar panels, establishment of EV charging stations in company parking lots, installation of motion sensor lighting in Belkin offices and distribution centers. Overall, the company has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent since 2009.
"We recognize that our operations and services impact the environment. We are fundamentally driven to take as many measures as we can to reduce our impact," said Ernie Roberts, sustainability manager for the Belkin division. "We are honored to be recognized by the Business Intelligence Group for our efforts and it inspires us to continue surpassing the goals we set to reduce our carbon footprint."
"We are proud to reward and recognize Belkin for their sustainability efforts," said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. "It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations Belkin!"
Belkin® developed its first people-inspired products in 1983 with cables that quickly led to the development of the first intelligent cable that connected an Apple IIc, Apple's first portable computer, to a printer. Today, nearly two Belkin products are sold every second globally. Designed in Southern California, and extending across four pillars—power, productivity, protection and connectivity - Belkin products include award-winning lines such as the Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, DuraTek™ Cables, RockStar multi-port solutions, QODE™ keyboards, Boost↑Up™ charging solutions, and more including USB-IF certified USB-C accessories, wireless charging docks, and solutions for Android systems. Belkin's next generation ScreenCare+ and TrueClear™ Pro screen protection service applies state of the art protection with unparalleled accuracy and is available at select leading retailers worldwide. A privately held company, Belkin has more than 1,400 employees with products sold in more than 50 countries around the world.
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