Accredo Packaging, Inc. announces that it has increased its ranking to No. 5 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 20 Printing & Packaging list of the largest Green Power purchasers. This increased ranking further demonstrates Accredo Packaging's commitment to protecting the environment, and builds upon its existing partnership with EPA's Green Power Partnership.
is purchasing nearly 13 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green Power
annually from TXU Energy. This demonstrates a proactive choice
to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support
cleaner renewable energy alternatives.
Recently, EPA updated each of
its National Top Partner lists, highlighting some of 's largest Green Power
purchasers. Each list highlights EPA Green Power Partners that have completed
the largest annual voluntary purchases through April 5, 2012.
an honor to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” says Rex
Varn, Accredo’s executive vice president. “We have found that renewable energy
is one of the easiest and most effective ways to minimize the impact of carbon
emissions, and the increased cost of wind over fossil fuel-sourced power was
minimal, considering the benefit achieved.”
This purchase also qualifies
Accredo Packaging for EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to
organizations that have significantly exceeded EPA’s minimum purchase
requirements. Green Power Leadership Club members must purchase ten times the
partnership’s minimum requirement organization-wide.
Green Power is electricity that is generated
from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar,
geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro. Purchases of Green Power are
recognized as helping to accelerate the development of new renewable energy
capacity nationwide, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power
“The EPA congratulates Accredo Packaging for
demonstrating environmental leadership through its use of clean, renewable
energy,” says Blaine Collison, director of EPA's Green Power Partnership. “By
doing so, Accredo Packaging is reducing harmful air pollution and demonstrating
that using Green Power is smart for the environment and for business.”
According to the U.S. EPA,
Accredo Packaging's Green Power purchase of nearly 13 million kWh is equivalent
to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 2,000
passenger vehicles per year, or the CO2emissions from the
electricity use of more than 1,000 average American homes annually.
Adds Varn, “We’ve sought to integrate
sustainability into every aspect of Accredo’s business model. As one of our
core values, sustainability is a critical consideration in the products we
create, our worker safety initiatives and our environmental policies.”
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