The company formerly known as Hewlett-Packard, now called HP, is the first IT company to set a supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. HP recently announced its goal of a 20 percent decrease in its first tier manufacturing and product transportation-related GHG emissions by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. Earlier this year, HP became one of the first companies globally to publicly disclose its complete carbon footprint.
Hewlett Packard (HP) is embarking on one of the more elusive aspects of corporate sustainability - getting suppliers in line.
HP announced it is setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for first-tier supply chain partners involved in manufacturing and transporting products. The goal is for a 20% cut in GHG by 2020 (from 2010 levels).
Today's guest blog comes from Greg Spratt, advisor for Environmental Sustainability within Lilly’s Global Health, Safety, and Environmental. Greg is helping drive efforts to lesson Lilly’s environmental impact/footprint.
Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of people around the world dedicated to improving our energy efficiency and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, Lilly is proud to announce that the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has raised our C rating from last year to this year’s B rating.
Company details industry-first goals for emissions reduction among suppliers
PALO ALTO, Calif., September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of an ongoing effort to improve its product manufacturing and supply chain operations, HP today announced a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal for its first-tier manufacturing and product-transportation supply chain partners.
HP’s goal, a first for the information technology (IT) industry, is to drive a 20 percent decrease in its first-tier manufacturing and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity(1)by 2020, compared to 2010.
Trains remain the most fuel-efficient way to transport bulk cargo on land. A single Union Pacific train can replace 300 trucks carrying the same load. If just 10 percent of the nation’s long-haul freight currently moved on highways was diverted to rail, annual fuel savings would exceed 1 billion gallons. According to the EPA, trains emit an average of 75 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than trucks.
80,000 tonnes of carbon credits add clean energy to the grid
Burlington, VT, August 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, a Vermont-based carbon offset project developer and supplier, announced a seventh community wind energy project in the country’s heartland. Corporate Sustainability leaders are seizing the opportunity to meet environmental goals by purchasing Help Build™ carbon offsets from the Middletown, Indiana school wind project.
Apathy toward U.S. landfill gas capture projects means that more methane is being released into the atmosphere.
By Mark Mondik
For more than five years, proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets have played a vital role in helping fund the implementation and operation of gas collection and control systems (GCCS) at small to mid-size landfills in the U.S. In fact, for some projects, carbon offsets are the only source of revenue to meet annual operating costs, which run well into the tens (and often hundreds) of thousands of dollars per year.
Sometimes it seems as if all the good news about energy efficiency is based on great big ideas such as newly invented technologies, innovative management practices, and visionary strategies. But what if I told you that the equivalent of 1.1 million tons of carbon dioxide, like taking 200,000 cars off the road, has been prevented from escaping into the atmosphere over the last three years by the turns of a wrench?