HOPKINTON, Mass. - June 28, 2011 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the release of the EMC 2010 Sustainability Report. This year’s report highlights EMC’s focus on transforming information infrastructure to be more sustainable, cultivating an engaged workforce to create groundbreaking solutions, and working collaboratively to create shared value from the creation of products and solutions that contribute to a more sustainable world. EMC’s Sustainability Report uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 framework.
“The sustainability challenges we face today—whether economic, societal, or environmental—require the development and application of near- and long-term innovations,” said Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and CEO. “EMC’s journey has continued to produce innovative approaches to sustainability for our company and customers. That said, we have only laid the foundation for sustainability within our operations, and remain fully committed to building upon it. We continue to see IT as an enabler for collaboration and a source of solutions for the global vision of sustainability.”
The EMC Sustainability Report explores the company’s strategies, achievements and overall progress with regard to its Sustainability Priorities, which include:
In 2010, EMC continued its commitment to sustainability in a number of ways such as:
“Throughout this report, we share our sustainability successes and our challenges,” said Kathrin Winkler, EMC’s Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer. “This year we have expanded our report and have included more stories about how our products and EMC employees around the world are embedding sustainability into operations. We are proud of our progress, but the more we learn, the more work we realize is in front of us; we are largely past the easy wins and are working toward a real challenge in sustainability — truly embedding sustainability into our culture, as well as our strategy and our operations.”
EMC and its employees are active in furthering sustainability through involvement in leading industry organizations. EMC’s memberships include The Green Grid, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). In 2010, EMC collaborated with many different partners and industry groups including: The Green Grid’s ENERGY STAR program, and the Irish Government High-Level Strategic Workshops on Data Centres and Cloud Computing.
In 2010, EMC’s France headquarters earned three of the French government’s Haute Qualité Environmental (High Environmental Quality or HQE) certifications. The EMC Ireland Center of Excellence (COE) developed a plan to utilize new cooling units to maximize energy savings. In 2008, the EMC India Center of Excellence Research and Development lab began an initiative to harness automated workplace shutdown process for servers during the weekend. Scaled implementation of this initiative began in 2010 and resulted in a 10-15% reduction in power consumption. EMC also built a new energy efficient, 100% virtual data center in Durham, NC, which is on-track for meeting PUE objectives of 1.3 and obtaining LEED Corporate Interiors (CI) certification.
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