State Street Recognized as EPA Top Green Power Partner
New England Council member State Street Corporation was recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the top 100 purchasers of Green Power in the nation.
State Street is a part of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which includes some 1,300 organizations nationwide. Together they have avoided carbon pollution equal to the electricity use of 2.5 million American homes. In 2014, one hundred percent of State Street’s energy consumption (211 million kilowatt-hours) came from renewable energy resources. As part of State Street’s recognition, the EPA’s Regional Administrator for New England Curt Spaulding said, “We applaud their efforts and look forward to other organizations following their lead.”
“We are proud to receive this award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Patrick Centanni, executive vice president, manager of State Street Global Realty, Procurement & Continuity Services and chairman of State Street’s Executive Corporate Responsibility Committee. “Corporate sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to do’ but a ‘must do’. It’s business-critical that we meet the expectations of our stakeholders, from clients and shareholders, to employees and members of the communities in which we work, when it comes to our use of natural resources and overall environmental impact. This is great recognition of our efforts to date and we look forward to keeping the momentum going with the portfolio of policies and goals we have in place around sustainability.”
The New England Council congratulates State Street on this recognition for their commitment to renewable energy use.
For more information, see the Environmental Protection Agency press release.