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Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro boosts its sustainability efforts

Tech distributor is first of its kind to join the EPA's Climate Leaders program.

BY Taylor FallonPublished: June 18, 2010 02:02 PM

Santa-Ana based Ingram Micro has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program. The technology distributor is the first of its kind to participate in the industry-government partnership, which supports companies that are improving the environment by decreasing their carbon footprint.

Through the program, Ingram Micro and other partner firms work with the EPA to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by setting goals and tracking their progress, among other efforts. EPA then provides benchmark reporting, advice on best practices and technical support.

"We are proud to join the Climate Leaders program and look forward to working with the EPA to continue putting in place environmentally responsible programs and procedures throughout our operations," said Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president of Ingram Micro North America.

The move is among a number of efforts put in place by the tech firm to boost its environmental efforts, according to Bradley. Last year, Ingram Micro's packaging reduction program saved more than 700 tons of corrugated cartons, compared to 2008.

"We commend Ingram Micro for their goals and look forward to working with them," said Gina McCarthy, the EPA's assistant administrator for air and radiation. "EPA's Climate Leaders program strives to be an instrumental part of responsible companies' sustainability efforts."

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