xpedx’s Work with Customers Supports Earth Day 2011 ‘Billion Acts of Green’ Campaign
xpedx helps companies meet sustainability goals throughout the year
CINCINNATI, Ohio - From showing building owners how to be more sustainable to providing the most current information about environmentally preferable cleaning and sanitary maintenance products, xpedx is in the business of helping manufacturers, retailers, healthcare institutions and other commercial facilities reach their sustainability goals.
“As we celebrate Earth Day 2011, we want to congratulate our customers for taking actions to reduce carbon emissions, increase recycling efforts and support sustainability,” said Michael Feenan, vice president, Facility Solutions, xpedx. “We are committed to maintaining our own sustainable operations in addition to offering the product choices and leadership in sustainable business practices for our customers and suppliers.”
Among other initiatives, xpedx has implemented recycling programs at 66 of its U.S. locations, is pursuing ENERGY STAR certification at eight of its larger distribution centers this year, and is using advanced routing tools for its truck fleet to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and its overall carbon footprint.
In recognition of the power of millions of individual actions, Earth Day 2011 is being organized around “A Billion Acts of Green®” campaign, which represents personal, organizational and company pledges to live and act sustainably. At more than 45 million actions to date, the campaign – the largest environmental service campaign in the world – is steadily building commitments by individuals, corporations and governments in honor of Earth Day.
xpedx is a leader in providing environmental solutions through a multitude of services designed to support the green initiatives goals of its customers, including:
? Providing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified experts, who are available to help building owners and managers interested in pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) environmental certification.
? Offering LEED reporting to customers on xpedx.com, where the business houses extensive data necessary to provide reports on LEED-eligible products to customers who manage certified buildings.
? Compiling the most current information available about environmentally-friendly cleaning products from all top manufacturers, which gives building owners and managers a comprehensive resource on the environmental benefits, attributes and certifications of the products and equipment they purchase.
? Providing access to leading environmentally-friendly products and cleaning supplies available on the market today.
? Delivering no-cost, half-day seminars to give facility leaders up-to-date information on cleaning best practices, including green cleaning, along with current and new staff training to customers.
For more information, visit xpedx.com.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of print, packaging and facility solutions supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities from more than 200 locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information about xpedx, its business segments and stewardship efforts visit xpedx.com.