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OSRAM SYLVANIA Launches Global Care Sustainability Initiative With Commitment To Cut Energy Use 10 Percent By 2008


OSRAM SYLVANIA has announced the company’s Global Care sustainability initiative. The program represents the lighting leader’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

“Global Care will drive positive results to the triple bottom line addressing social, economic and environmental needs,” said Charlie Jerabek, OSRAM SYLVANIA president and CEO. “This initiative represents our dedication to meeting customers’ lighting needs with a sustainable approach to product design, development, manufacturing and distribution.”

OSRAM SYLVANIA is launching the Global Care program with several bold initiatives, including a 10 percent reduction in company energy use by 2008. All OSRAM SYLVANIA facilities in Canada, Mexico and the Unites States have committed to this energy efficiency goal.

In addition, the company has established an online recycling service that is an industry first. In association with Veolia Environmental Services, North America’s largest lamp and ballast recycler, OSRAM SYLVANIA now offers RECYCLEPAK®, a line of consumer and business recycling kits that can be conveniently purchased online and delivered to homes and businesses.

OSRAM SYLVANIA has also committed to eliminate its polyvinylchloride (PVC) packages by the end of 2008. A new 100 percent recycled paperboard package, called SmartPak, is an easy-to-open and environmentally preferable alternative to PVC compact fluorescent packaging. For other PVC product packages, the company will transition to plastic materials suitable for curbside recycling.

“These innovative Global Care measures are significant steps in OSRAM SYLVANIA’s ongoing effort to save energy, reduce landfill waste and consume fewer natural resources,” concluded Jerabek.


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