If you're looking for ideas to help your company reach some of its green business goals, Advanced Micro Devices (aka AMD) has released the eighth version of its annual Global Climate Protection Plan. One of the big changes in this year's version is the company's decision to commit to reporting "Scope 3" emissions. More simply put, that means it will now track and report the greenhouse gas emissions related to its supply chain partners, says Larry Vertals, AMD's senior green strategist. "We're trying to be as honest and transparent as possible," he says.
Highlights of the new plan include AMD's commitment to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions another 33 percent and its energy consumption by 40 percent before the year 2010. (These reductions are based on usage levels for 2006.) It also shares details about its Lone Star campus in Austin, Texas, which features a building that has achieved a Gold rating under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) program. ALL of the energy that powers the building is from renewable sources, specifically wind power and biogas generated by Austin Energy.