National Clean Fleets Partner: OSRAM SYLVANIA
Clean Fleets News
August 20, 2012
OSRAM SYLVANIA reduces emissions by 20% in five years, doubling its 2007 pledge
DANVERS, Mass. – OSRAM SYLVANIA announced today that it has reduced its corporate absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20% over the past five years—doubling the commitment it made in 2007 when the company joined the EPA Climate Leaders Partnership.
As a part of its continued commitment to sustainable practices, OSRAM SYLVANIA pledged to reduce its corporate-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 10% between 2006 and 2011—just one of many social and environmental goals set by the company through its Global Care program. The 20% reduction was accomplished through a range of activities focusing on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions including:
- Speed management and no-idling policies for service vehicles
- SmartWay certified vehicles required for the national sales fleet
- SYLVANIA Lighting Services fleet upgrades and retirement of older vehicles
- Lighting upgrades at manufacturing facilities and distribution centers
- An energy-efficient furnace rebuild at OSRAM SYLVANIA's Versailles, KY facility
- Baseline energy improvements at all facilities.
"We're especially proud of this achievement, which truly demonstrates how we've integrated sustainability into our corporate culture," said Rick Leaman, President and CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA. "We will continue to strive for further emissions reductions and set additional environmental goals through our Global Care initiative."
Global Care represents OSRAM SYLVANIA's commitment to social and environmental responsibility and promotes the company's goals and achievements towards increasing its sustainable products and practices. Through Global Care, OSRAM SYLVANIA sets aggressive corporate goals, such as energy reduction, packaging improvements, increased recycling activities and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Additionally, OSRAM SYLVANIA pledged to reduce energy intensity by 25% over the course of 10 years. In the five years since its baseline year of 2006, the company reduced its energy intensity by 12.77%, as reported to the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plants Program—keeping it on track to achieve its 10-year goal.
"We continue to demonstrate our environmental leadership with achievements like these. Such accomplishments demonstrate the company's commitment to sustainability that is set at the top and executed at every level throughout the company," said Jennifer Dolin, manager of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs.