EMC Recognized for Environmental Stewardship by North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced today that the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recognized EMC’s Apex Manufacturing plant as a Rising Environmental Steward. This recognition is for companies in North Carolina that voluntarily demonstrate a mature environmental management system and progressive environmental performance and pledge to continue that commitment.
“Our Environmental Stewardship Initiative encourages organizations with a commitment to environmental protection to find ways to become more effective stewards of our natural resources,” said William G. Ross Jr., Secretary of North Carolina’s DENR. “EMC is being recognized for its commendable sustainability initiatives to date, as well as for its commitment to systematically advancing environmental sustainability in the future.”
With a manufacturing plant in Apex, a research and development facility in Research Triangle Park, and sales and services offices in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, EMC’s North Carolina operations are crucial for delivering the world’s most comprehensive information infrastructure systems, software and services to customers around the world. As a Rising Environmental Steward, EMC’s Apex Manufacturing plant maintains a comprehensive ISO 14001 certified environmental management system with formal policies and procedures to support environmental compliance, auditing and employee training. Additionally, EMC has a series of performance goals to lessen its carbon footprint through more efficient electricity and fuel consumption; reduce its water usage; and continue to drive its recycling efforts.
“This is a tremendous honor for EMC,” said Bob Hawkins, EMC’s Vice President, North Carolina Operations. “We’ve been operating in North Carolina for more than 25 years and are proud to have received this recognition from the state for our efforts in preserving the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.”
As a leading global technology company, EMC drives sustainability initiatives to improve energy efficiency in its products and throughout the company; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; further education in the community and inclusion in the company; and help organizations around the globe preserve their information heritage.
Kathrin Winkler, EMC’s Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, said, “This recognition underscores EMC’s ongoing commitment to continually reduce our environmental impact for our employees, our customers and the community in North Carolina, as well as around the globe.”
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