SANTA ANA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) has become the first technology distributor to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program, an elite industry-government partnership that recognizes and assists companies dedicated to environmental improvements through the measurable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
"We are proud to join the Climate Leaders program and look forward to working with the EPA to continue putting in place environmentally responsible programs and procedures throughout our operations," said Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president, Ingram Micro North America. "Over the years, our sustainability efforts have had a positive impact on both the environment and our bottom line. For example, our packaging reduction program recently saved more than 700 tons of corrugated cartons in 2009 compared to 2008, and all of the cartons are 100 percent recyclable."
Through the Climate Leaders program, participating companies work closely with the EPA to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through aggressive goal-setting, ongoing measurement and regular progress reporting. The EPA provides benchmarking information, best-practice counsel and technical assistance.
"We commend Ingram Micro for their goals and look forward to working with them," said EPA's Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy. "EPA's Climate Leaders program strives to be an instrumental part of responsible companies' sustainability efforts," McCarthy said.
Ria Carlson, senior vice president and head of Ingram Micro's Corporate Social Responsibility program, said that the EPA's Climate Leaders program is a natural complement to the company's global corporate responsibility work.
"This partnership supports our goal of continuous improvement, helping us quantify our carbon footprint, develop new ideas and set targets," she explained. "Working in tandem with the EPA, we look forward to developing programs that will be beneficial to our business partners, our communities and our company." Visit Climate Leaders website for more information.
About USEPA Climate Leaders Program
Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions, setting long-term reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a lasting record of their accomplishments and identify themselves as corporate environmental leaders.
Climate Leaders Partners represent a broad range of industry sectors including cement, forest products, pharmaceuticals, utilities, information technology, and retail, with operations in all 50 states. Since 2002, the Climate Leaders program has provided benefits to leading companies that are taking steps to promote responsible climate action.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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