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Sun Microsystems Receives EPA Approval for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s commitment to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% by 2012.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s commitment to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% by 2012. The reduction goal is part of the EPA's Climate Leaders program, to which Sun belongs.

According to David Raduziner, Sun's senior director of workplace resources, the commitment to reducing GHG emissions demonstrates Sun's continued commitment to eco-responsibility and improving the efficiency of Sun's operations.

Sun's environmental programs cover their product lines as well as internal programs, such as a remote worker enablement program for employees. The program, iWork Strategy, offers employees commute and remote work alternatives, allowing employees to spend less time in their cars to lessen the impact of fossil fuels on the environment.

The Climate Leaders program is an industry-government partnership that develops long-term, comprehensive climate-change strategies. Partners in the program set a greenhouse gas reduction goal and inventory their emissions to measure progress.  

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