2009 Greening of Corporate America

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Friday, 28 May 2010

"2009 Greening of Corporate America" is an excellent report just released by Siemens Industry Building Technologies and McGraw-Hill Construction. The report shows that corporate America has integrated standard sustainability practices, including recycling, green building, employee engagement, and partnering with non-profits into their cultures and everyday operations.

Highlights from the report include:

  • 75% of firms view sustainability as consistent with their profit mission and are engaging in activities. This is a doubling of this activity over the past three years.
  • Over three-quarters (76%) of corporate executives expect sustainability efforts to retain and attract customers and to drop costs of doing business.
  • Activity in green building has dramatically increased over time, with over a fifth (21%) expecting to green over 60% of their building portfolio in 2009, up from less than 10% in 2006.
This report details some of the "nuts and bolts" activities that Corporate America is employing as it moves to a full embrace of sustainable operating practices.

Download the complete report (HERE).