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National Clean Fleets Partner: OSRAM SYLVANIA

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OSRAM SYLVANIA operates 800 service vehicles throughout the United States and Canada and aims to replace 10% to 12% of its SYLVANIA Lighting Services fleet annually with more energy-efficient vehicles. In 2011, the lighting manufacturer replaced more than one-fifth of its lighting maintenance utility trucks with more efficient trucks that reduce the need for idling, resulting in a realized annual savings of more than 130,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: June 2011
  • Headquarters: Danvers, MA
  • Operations: United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico
  • Strategies and Technologies: Vehicle speed management, idle reduction, rightsizing, driver training, route optimization

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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.

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