Avaya Exceeds Environmental Goals Two Years Early

Avaya and the Environment

Avaya may be known for its bright red branding, but it’s making an impression for going green.

In 2009, Avaya declared an ambitious goal … reduce its carbon emissions by 15 percent by 2015.

This reporting year, more than two years early, Avaya has exceeded that goal, cutting its emissions by 25 percent. That’s more than a 66 percent reduction in carbon emissions, compared to the original goal.

Avaya has voluntarily tracked and reported its carbon footprint progress to the Carbon Disclosure Project. That progress includes major triumphs for Avaya, including huge reductions in its travel-related carbon footprint. In fact, Avaya cut travel-related greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent from 2011 to 2013.

Over the course of this past year, Avaya has showcased its technology as part of the climate change solution at high-profile United Nation events in Warsaw, Poland and Nairobi, Kenya.

While Avaya celebrates these achievements, the company continues to look for ways to reduce its carbon footprint further, reported Sara Broadbent, director of corporate responsibility and EHS.

This summer, an intern from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Fellowship Program joined Avaya to pinpoint energy and cost-saving devices for Avaya’s new Thornton, CO lab site. The EDF representative also worked with Avaya’s data center teams to ensure that customers have a “green Cloud.”

“Climate change continues to be one of the most pressing global issues of our time, and Avaya has taken a major thought leadership position, demonstrating how Avaya’s solutions can make our world a better place,” Broadbent said.

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