The annual Climate Leadership Conference is North America’s premier event dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Each year companies are awarded for exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change, the 10th anniversary Climate Leadership Awards showcase recognized 24 Climate Leadership Award winners, a list of winners Pitney Bowes was proud to be included in.
For the second consecutive year Pitney Bowes was awarded Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management by achieving significant reduction goals and confirming that we have met those goals through third party verification of our GHG inventories.
Pitney Bowes is being recognized for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award) for the following:
- Reducing global emissions nearly 13% from 2015 to 2020, exceeding goal of 8%.
- Developing and implementing sustainability initiatives in transportation and logistics, including by phasing in fuel-efficient vehicles for the North America Service Fleet, installing EV charging stations at Pitney Bowes’s largest office building, and making hardware and software improvements for commercial vehicles to reduce emissions.
- Reducing electricity consumption through site consolidations, efficiency upgrades, energy audits, and employee trainings. Since 2007, electricity consumption has decreased by approximately 35 million kilowatt hours, saving $5.03 million and reducing 16,810 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
- Implementing "Green Energy” in place of fossil fuel-based energy at operating facilities when possible. Since 2009, Pitney Bowes has also purchased renewable energy credits to support 193,754,000 kWh of green power projects.
- Implementing programs to reduce waste and promote remanufacturing and recycling. The company avoided 3,636 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent through their waste reduction campaign in 2019 alone, and in the past 8 years has kept 3.6 million pounds of products out of the waste stream through remanufacturing.
At the virtual summit Allison Bresloff, Vice President Global Environmental, Health & Safety spoke about being more energy efficient in operations overall and through the evolution of the company over the past eight years have done a lot of site consolidation and have been moving towards more modern and more efficient locations. Bresloff explains we were able to improve our average electricity use by 27%.
Everything starts with understanding your operations your activities and the impact on the environment and to be successful in this you need to work with all of your stakeholders.
At Pitney Bowes we look at how we can create a sustainable future by taking a hard look at how we are impacting the environment today.