Several companies headquartered in Connecticut and New York have been recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In Connecticut, Kimberly-Clark of New Milford, manufacturer of brands such Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend; business services provider Pitney-Bowes of Stamford and United Technologies in Hartford, producer of high-tech products for aerospace and building industries were all given goal achievement awards for excellence in greenhouse management.
Each of the companies was able to meet self-determined goals to reduce greenhouse emissions through sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices.
In New York, Armonk-headquartered IBM was recognized for its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent between 2005 and 2020 — an additional 20 percent reduction, from year-end 2012 to year-end 2020, over the reductions achieved from 2005 to 2012 under IBM’s second-generation goal.
MetLife Inc., the insurance service provider based in Manhattan, was recognized for goals to achieve carbon neutrality in 2016 through at least 2018. As well as a goal to reduce energy consumption across its globally owned and leased offices by 2020, along with a 10 percent location-based carbon reduction by 2020.
“This year’s Climate Leadership Award winners are setting a high bar for organizations across the country,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “They are proving that climate action isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the profitable thing to do.”
Thirteen organizations from around the country were recognized by the EPA.
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