At Lexmark, we believe in the importance of developing a culture of sustainability. This culture goes well beyond operations that make efficient use of resources and designing products with the environment in mind. Our goal is to ingrain sustainability in all we do at work and at home.
Sustainability Speakers Series featuring Anna Newell Jones
In Lexington, Lexmark sponsored a program as part of its Sustainability Speakers Series with Anna Newell Jones, freelance journalist, CNN contributing editor, photographer and blogger based in Denver, who talked about her year of sustainable living.
For a full year, Ms. Jones and her husband downsized their lives. They took the bus or walked instead of using the car and they turned the thermostat down. In 2010, their only purchases were necessities – no eating out, no clothes shopping, no store-bought gifts.
The result: A dramatic reduction in their environmental footprint and a financial savings of nearly $18,000. To learn more about Ms. Jones, click here.
Arbor Day celebration sponsored by Lexmark
Lexington employees annually collaborate with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government / University of Kentucky Arboretum and other local businesses and organizations to sponsor a community Arbor Day celebration that was open to the public. Arbor Day festivities included environmental exhibits and demonstrations, educational sessions, entertainment and visits from Smokey the Bear, Woodsie and Rosie.
Lexmark employees in Juárez, Mexico, and elsewhere around the globe, participate in Earth Hour each year by turning off the lights at work and at home for one hour. To learn more about Earth Hour, click here.
Lexmark Budapest employees at Okoindustria
The 2011 International Environmental Industry, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Exhibition was held in Budapest in 2011. The event, termed Okoindustria, covered many environmental issues: renewable energies, energy efficiency, eco-building, climate protection, prevention, waste, secondary raw material and production from waste, water, soil, biotechnology, air, noise and vibration protection. Lexmark participated and many employees attended.
Lexmark Budapest joined the Hungarian nation wide “Teszedd” campaign. Over 160,000 volunteers helped clean up certain underdeveloped public areas in their neighborhood. Lexmark employees collected dozens of sacks of waste.
In Budapest, Lexmark employees and their family and friends renovated and painted the wooden benches, jungle gyms and rest huts at a kindergarten. Afterward, a well deserved meal was served at the site.
Ribbon cutting at Save the Buhisan Watershed Project Donor's Recognition and Forum
Employees of Lexmark International the Philippines Inc. (LIPI) attended the Save the Buhisan Watershed Project Donor's Recognition and Forum at the MCWD facility in the Buhisan Watershed and Forest Reserve.
The Save the Buhisan Watershed Project is implemented with partners from the public and private sectors and aims to sustain the Buhisan Watershed through multi-stakeholder partnerships, eco-friendly livelihood and enterprise development and environmental rehabilitation initiatives like reforestation. This engagement showcases the different projects implemented in Buhisan, that are sustainable and replicable examples of corporate social responsibility initiatives.
The Save the Buhisan Watershed Project was launched in 2008 as part of Cebu’s environmental response to the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. We are now in the fourth year of the project, during which time we helped collect PHP 5.6 million to support various projects.