• Press Release

    February 25, 2015

    EMC Honored With 2015 Climate Leadership Award

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes EMC Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Goals

    Story Highlights

    • EMC recognized with 2015 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management – Goal Setting
    • EMC set an absolute Greenhouse Gas reduction goal of 40 percent between 2010 and 2020 for global operations
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    Hopkinton, MA - February 25, 2015 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it was recognized by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2015 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management—Goal Setting. This award recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify organization-wide GHG inventories and publicly set aggressive GHG reductions goals.

    EMC was honored for its accomplishment in setting an absolute GHG reduction goal of 40 percent between 2010 and 2020 for its global operations. The company plans to achieve its science-based reduction goal by:

    • Maintaining a highly-efficient infrastructure at company-owned and large-leased facilities including labs, data centers, and manufacturing floors
    • Employing leading-edge technologies to use the entire IT infrastructure more efficiently
    • Obtaining 20-percent of global electricity from renewable sources by 2020


    Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

    “I am proud to recognize EMC, and all of our Climate Leadership Award recipients, for their actions to reduce the harmful carbon pollution that’s fueling climate change. Our winners are providing the leadership, commitment, and solutions needed to cut GHG emissions and meet the challenge of a changing climate head on.” 


    Paul Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EMC Corporation

    “EMC is honored to be recognized by the EPA. Energy efficiency presents one of the greatest opportunities to help reduce GHG emissions and mitigate climate change – both for EMC and our customers. Setting aggressive, science-based goals underscores EMC’s commitment to help address this global issue. In addition to reducing the emissions in our own operations, we are also focused on the development of increasingly energy-efficient products and solutions for customers. Collectively, we hope these efforts will help to affect change across almost every sector of the economy that IT touches.” 

    ABOUT U.S. EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership

    The EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership establishes norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective greenhouse gas emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond. The Center provides technical tools, ground-tested guidance, educational resources, and opportunities for information sharing and peer exchange among organizations interested in reducing the environmental impacts associated with climate change. The Center also recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change by co-sponsoring The Climate Leadership Awards and serves as the Climate Leadership Conference headline sponsor.

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