Agilent Technologies Pledges to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout Global Operations
Participation in EPA Climate Leaders Program Underscores Focus on Social Responsibility
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), has announced its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program. Through this partnership with the EPA, Agilent has pledged to reduce its worldwide direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions throughout the company’s U.S. operations.
Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate-change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.
Agilent has committed to reduce its worldwide direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent across its existing facilities by 2011. Results will be measured by the company’s energy conservation activities that include operational improvements and capital energy conservation projects, offsets in local grid power emissions by generating onsite renewable energy, and offsets from purchasing certified C02 renewable energy credits.
“Participating in EPA Climate Leaders was an easy decision for Agilent,” said Shawn DeAngelo, Agilent’s energy conservation program manager. “The Climate Leaders’ objective to reduce the impact of energy use on the environment aligns closely with Agilent’s own environmental policy and our internal energy conservation strategy. Climate Leaders is a great opportunity to share these accomplishments with our external stakeholders.”
In other environmental news, Agilent’s Santa Rosa, Calif., facility recently dedicated a 1-megawatt solar tracking system that will generate up to 25 percent more energy for Agilent than a similar flat, rooftop system. As a result, Agilent’s solar parking canopy is the largest solar power generator in Sonoma County.
More information about Agilent’s environmental and social responsibility programs is available at www.agilent.com/environment/environment.shtml?cmpid=4417.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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