BETHESDA, Md., April 10 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin reports that its Go Green effort has significantly reduced waste, water consumption and carbon emissions.
Water usage by the company is down 25 percent from 2007 levels through the use of improved heating and cooling equipment, use of low-flow fixtures and landscaping techniques; waste-to-landfill is down 39 percent -- 35 million pounds -- through comprehensive recycling and more environmentally friendly packaging; and carbon emissions have been cut 30 percent.
Contributing to the decrease of carbon emissions has been better, more efficient lighting and use of solar and wind power, it said.
"This is an important milestone because it reflects what the collective efforts of our 123,000 employees bring to bear," said Chris Kubasik, Lockheed president and chief operating officer.
"Whenever we identify ways to Go Green, we strengthen our internal business practices, enhance efficiency, spark innovation and bolster environmental stewardship. We are closing in on establishing our next multiyear targets as we continue to drive sustainability into everything we do."
Lockheed started the Go Green program in 2008. It said 61 percent of the company's 150 energy savings projects identified in 2010 and 2011 had been partially or fully implemented.
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