Earth Week Wrap-Up: U.S. Carbon Emissions Down

Business Roundtable’s 2014 sustainability report says U.S. carbon emissions down by more than 11 percent between 2007 and 2012.

Curated by Gregory Pings

Xerox, like many companies, strives every day to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we operate. As a result of our efforts and those of other leading companies, the business community has helped to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, conserve water and protect the environment – achievements that not only benefit Americans, but people in all countries.

A new Business Roundtable report, Create, Grow, Sustain: Celebrating Success,” highlights the remarkable results of the sustainability efforts of 150 companies, which produce investment, economic growth and job creation – while simultaneously improving the communities where we work and live.

Here’s an example: One of the main causes of urban congestion and pollution is drivers looking for a parking space on city center streets. Xerox’s Merge parking management system is part of a solution that tells drivers where the available parking spaces are located, and how much they cost. Instead of circling a block, looking for an open space, drivers now drive directly to the available spaces, park and pay. The result is less congestion and fewer vehicle emissions.

We believe that doing the right thing for the planet and doing the right thing for our customers are not at odds with each other. In fact, they are synergistic.

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