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Abbott on December 4 pledged to reduce its total
"Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates our corporate-wide commitment to improving the environment and increasing the efficiency of our operations," said Michael Warmuth, vice president, Global Engineering Services.
Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies, like Abbott, commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, 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.
"Abbott is demonstrating corporate climate change leadership by setting a long-term greenhouse gas reduction goal and committing to reduce its carbon footprint," said Robert J. Meyers, principal deputy assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.
Earlier this year, Abbott was the first Fortune 500 company to commit to going "carbon neutral" with its
Abbott's ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices has led to the company being named for the past three years to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of the company's leading economic, social and environmental performance.
To learn more about Abbott's sustainability initiatives and to read or download the company's 2006 global citizenship report, visit http://www.abbott.com/citizenship.