HOPKINTON, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced today availability of the EMC Sustainability Report. Available online, the report highlights EMC's continued focus on and investment in minimizing the impact of its global operations on the environment, cultivating an inclusive and innovative global workforce, and transforming how EMC and its customers apply technologies to further sustainability.
"We at EMC recognize that we're part of an interconnected world system. Our ability to prosper over the long run will depend on the existence of a healthy physical environment as well as an educated, inclusive and economically-vital society," said Joe Tucci, EMC's Chairman and CEO. "That's why we strive to operate our business in a sustainable way -- a commitment we sum up with the phrase: People, Planet, Prosperity. This report conveys much of the work we have under way, inside and outside of our company, to contribute to a sustainable world by, for example, increasing the energy efficiency of our products as we reduce the carbon footprint of our operations and our supply chains. We're proud of what we've accomplished, but recognize how much more we have to learn and do to take our sustainability practices to the next level."
The EMC Sustainability Report explores the company's strategy, achievements and overall progress with regard to its Sustainability Priorities, which include:
Improving its own performance and collaborating with industry peers, governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to advance energy, climate change and material use and waste priorities;
Providing technologies and services to address some of the world's challenges, such as energy, healthcare, and delivery of government services;
Investing in furthering education, innovation and inclusion for its employees and in communities around the world; and,
Supporting EMC's continued financial success and increasing shareholder value through its approach to corporate sustainability, commitment to good corporate governance and by maintaining customer and community trust.
"EMC is committed to continually advancing our journey of sustainability in all facets of our business," said Kathrin Winkler, EMC's Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. "Our Sustainability Report provides our employees, shareholders, partners and all others that are interested with insight into our efforts and achievements throughout 2009 and provides the foundation for improving our environmental, operational and economic performance through the business decisions we make in 2010 and beyond."
EMC and its employees are active in furthering sustainability through involvement in leading industry organizations. EMC is represented on the Board of Directors of The Green Grid, recently completed its Carbon Disclosure Project report for 2009, and sponsored the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative. EMC is also a World Economic Forum industry partner where it participates in the Task Force on Low-Carbon Economic Prosperity and the Global Education Initiative, and is a member of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) which works to improve labor and environmental conditions in the electronics supply chain. In 2009, EMC also joined the Ceres Corporate Network, a leading network of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.