FedEx, American Water, Caesar’s Move to Conserve Energy and Water

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A number of forward-thinking companies are pushing for energy and water resource efficiency and conservation, according to a new report. The report,"Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector," has been released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. It highlights global companies that are proactively addressing energy and water challenges in their operations and across their supply chains through innovation, new technologies, and strategic partnerships.

FedEx, which moves 3.6 billion packages annually across 200 countries, has put in place a Fuel Sense Program. The program includes 40 different initiatives that the company is taking to improve operational efficiency and reduce fuel use and emissions from its transportation fleet. Fuel Sense makes use of the expertise of its flight crews, engineers and others to identify and deploy fuel efficiency opportunities. The company also relies on cross-industry partnerships to enhance monthly fuel savings.

FedEx has managed to reduce its aviation emission intensity by more than 18 percent since 2005, while increasing revenue by 36 percent. The company has achieved cumulative fuel savings of 247 million gallons since 2007. It has been also been able to achieve a five percent reduction in annual fuel burn during the same period.

Caesars Entertainment has established an integrated sustainability strategy called Code Green. It is helping the company reduce its environmental impact, including cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions. The company has set a goal of reducing energy use by 20 percent on a per square foot basis by 2015 with 2007 as the base year. Caesars has exceeded its GHG emissions reduction goal a year ahead of schedule, despite expansion of its properties.

American Water has been able to reduce non-revenue water usage by more than half by using leak detectors and an innovative metering infrastructure system in Pennsylvania. The company’s Canal Road Water Treatment Plant in Somerset, N.J., has the state's largest ground-mounted solar electric system installation. This allows the company to reduce energy use by 585,000 kilowatt hours per year and preventing 699,856 pounds of CO2 from being released.

Source: Green Biz

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