Bloomberg Recognized for Industry-Leading Use of Green Electricity
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bloomberg L.P., a leader in sustainability efforts among global corporations, has been named by the Environmental Protection Agency as number 30 on its list of the 50 green power partners using the most renewable electricity and the only media company in the top 50. Green Power helps to prevent emissions from conventional power sources that are linked to harmful air pollution and climate change.
“Purchasing green power helps our organization become more sustainable, while also sending a message to others across the U.S. that supporting clean sources of electricity is a sound business decision and an important choice in reducing climate risk,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.
The EPA recognized Bloomberg for its annual green power usage of more than 140,000,000 kWh, 59% of its total electricity use. Bloomberg’s green power resources include biomass and wind power.
The Bloomberg sustainability program is on track to reduce the company’s carbon footprint 50% by 2013 (from its 2007 baseline) through implementing energy efficiency measures, increasing renewable resource use and activating comprehensive waste reduction strategies. Bloomberg has implemented composting programs in major U.S. offices and has LEED certified offices in the U.S., Japan, and U.K.
Bloomberg’s commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates extends beyond its own doors – it also engages vendors and customers in setting standards, promoting clean technologies and reducing natural resource use. Bloomberg employees use an internal site to share information and tips about sustainable practices both at the office and at home. BGREEN, as Bloomberg calls the program, has been widely embraced, and is now an ingrained part of the company’s culture.
The EPA report is available at: yosemite.epa.gov