Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Technology & Telecom|
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||157,000,000|
|Percentage Green Power||27%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Partner's Reporting Period||1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014|
|Latest Annual Report Received On||5/5/2015|
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EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. We recognize and accept our responsibility to minimize the impact of climate change by developing increasingly energy-efficient products and solutions for our customers. By creating more efficient products that have widespread applications, we can affect almost every sector of the economy touched by IT.
Electricity consumption accounts for 90 percent of EMC’s global Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; consequently, reducing our electricity consumption is the primary focus of our overall GHG management strategy. Improving energy efficiency is a strategic priority in our operations, including our data centers, labs, and manufacturing plants; in the design and operation of our products; and in our value chain. Energy efficiency presents one of the greatest opportunities to help reduce GHG emissions and mitigate climate change — both for EMC and our customers.
In 2014, EMC announced new environmental sustainability 2020 targets that include fulfilling at least 20% of our global electricity needs from renewable sources and realizing a 40% absolute reduction of global Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions below 2010 levels. These mid-term targets align with our longstanding goals to obtain 50% of our global electricity needs from renewable sources by 2040 and realize an 80% absolute reduction of global Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions below 2000 levels by 2050. The basis of our targets is an understanding of the responsibility that businesses have to minimize GHG emissions and help mitigate climate change. The 2020 targets are aligned with the President’s Climate Action Plan and the CDP/World Wildlife Fund report “3% Solution.”