Diversey joined Climate Savers in 2008 under its previous name, JohnsonDiversey. The company pledged to reduce emissions from its operations by 8 percent below 2003 levels, an 89,000 ton reduction in emissions by 2013.
To achieve its target, the company outlined a number of operational initiatives and will improve the fuel efficiency of its worldwide auto and truck fleet by switching to vehicles with the best fuel efficiency in their class and alternative energy vehicles. It will also boost the energy efficiency of its buildings, manufacturing plants and operations in major sites around the world.
“Our customers all over the world are asking us to be their partner in developing solutions to reduce their environmental impact, protect human health and safety and improve the economic strength of their enterprises,” Diversey President and CEO Ed Lonergan said. “Our goal is to not only practice sustainability in all we do, but also to help our customers become more sustainable in their operations.”
The company will invest $19 million over the next five years to achieve these commitments, but anticipates operational savings of $31 million over the same period, which demonstrates, say company officials, that sustainability is the right approach for both the environment and the bottom line.
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