Pitney Bowes Highlights Environmental, Diversity & Inclusion, and Community Progress in 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report
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“As we mark our 100-year anniversary, we are working hard to fuel a new century of client-centered innovation and responsible citizenship,” said
This year’s Corporate Responsibility Report contains a special section detailing what the Company has done and will continue doing in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Milestones and progress outlined in the 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report include:
Reducing our impact on the environment
Green Power Program. In 2019,
Pitney Boweswas listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyas one of the “Green Power Partnership Top 30” in Tech & Telecom, which places it among the 30 largest U.S.green power users in that category.
Reducing energy consumption. In 2019,
Pitney Bowesachieved its 2020 carbon emissions target a full year ahead of schedule, and electricity consumption was down by approximately 34.7 million kilowatt hours from its 2007 baseline, saving $5.03 millionand reducing our carbon footprint by 16,810 metric tons of CO2.
Fleet efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Transportation and logistics are vital components of Pitney Bowes Commerce Services business, with a fleet encompassing more than 400 power vehicles, vans, straight trucks and tractors. As an
EPASmartWay Partner, the company has steadily improved the environmental performance of both its vehicles and its transportation network through a combination of hardware and software solutions, enabling its vehicles to avoid 300,000 miles of driving and save more than 30,000 gallons of fuel in 2019.
Pitney Boweshas a long legacy of product remanufacturing and recycling. It has established centers throughout the United States, Canadaand Europewhere clients return products for subsequent remanufacture, reuse of parts, or recycling. In 2019, equipment remanufactures diverted more than 498,000 pounds of waste from recycling to reuse. In total, Pitney Bowes’ remanufacturing process has kept more than 3.6 million pounds of products out of waste streams in the past eight years.
Pitney Bowesis recognized with the 2020 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyand the Center for Climate Solutions, in recognition of its consistent success in improving energy efficiency and reducing our environmental footprint.
Flexible work arrangements help lower our carbon footprint. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic transformed workplaces around the world,
Pitney Bowesencouraged agile work as a means of saving time and reducing energy consumption, resulting in more than 14,000 fewer miles per employee not driven.
“Our environmental policies and practices constitute an essential part of our deep and lasting commitment to responsible corporate citizenship,” said
- Our legacy. Pitney Bowes’ long record of advocacy and commitment to diversity and inclusion has been externally recognized with numerous awards throughout our history, including Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender Equality Index, Forbes Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women and America’s Best Large Employers lists.
Pitney Bowes. Throughout the year, the company celebrates women and their accomplishments in serving clients, creating value and innovating in our markets. We’ve seen the power of women at work in our business. Women leaders have had responsibility for over 25% of our annual revenue since the 1990s, and by 2019 that figure was more than 50%.
Today, people of color comprise 50% of the company’s
U.S.workforce, 18% of its senior management, and 28% of overall management. People of color have been members of the Pitney Bowes Board of Directors since the early 1990s, with the most recent addition being Sheila Stamps.
Creating meaningful impact in our communities
A focus on literacy and education. Through its philanthropic efforts,
Pitney Bowesand the Pitney Bowes Foundationsupport innovative and effective educational and enrichment programs benefiting underserved school districts that are often dealing with social and economic inequality. Through our global employee involvement partner, the United Way, and Pitney Bowes Foundationgrantees, the company is able to make a difference at the local, national and global levels.
Employee volunteerism at
Pitney Bowes. Community service is a longstanding and important part of the company’s culture. In 2019, Pitney Bowes’ global team volunteer program, Dedication to Education, spanned 83 projects in 48 locations, drawing more than 1000 volunteers in Australia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Israel, the United Kingdomand the United States. Employees have volunteered to support early literacy, career development, STEM education, mentoring programs, environmental causes, food and blood drives and so much more.
Doubling our impact around the world. Pitney Bowes’ annual Employee Giving campaign resulted in more than
$1.9 millionin donations to the United Way, the Pitney Bowes Relief Fund, Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and many other charities around the world, thanks to employee pledges and the Pitney Bowes Foundationmatching gifts program.
Since its inception in 1992,
The Pitney Bowes Relief Fundhas provided more than $3 millionto support those impacted by natural disasters and personal tragedies.
“Throughout our company’s 100-year history,
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