News | Arvato Group | Gütersloh, 07/05/2023

Arvato Recognized By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Arvato has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership program. By using green power, the company is helping to reduce air pollution and lower its carbon footprint. At the same time, it also sends the message that green power is an affordable, accessible choice. The EPA commended Arvato for its leading position in the green power market.

Arvato has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership. The e-commerce and supply chain service provider’s green power usage amounts to nearly 15.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually. That green power consumption is equivalent to the annual electricity use of approximately 1,500 average American homes, according to the U.S. EPA.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase green power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for green power, and the development of those energy sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. In 2021, the Partnership had more than 700 Partners voluntarily using more than 85 billion kWh of green power annually.

Green power as an affordable, accessible choice

“Participating in this program is a huge honor, and we are proud that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized us as a new partner,” said Mitat Aydindag, President of Arvato U.S. “Using green power helps our organization reduce air pollution and lower our emissions footprint while also sending a message to others across the country that green power is an affordable, accessible choice.” James Critchfield, Program Manager of EPA’s Green Power Partnership, said: “The EPA applauds Arvato for its leadership position in the green power marketplace. Arvato is an excellent example for other organizations in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through green power investment and use.”

Arvato has a total of ten locations in the United States: in Ontario and Valencia (California), Las Vegas (Nevada), Pleasant Prairie (Wisconsin), Louisville (Kentucky), and Memphis (Tennessee), where comprehensive logistics services are provided for numerous customers in the consumer, tech and healthcare industries. In Louisville, Memphis, Las Vegas and Pleasant Prairie, green power is sourced through partnerships with local utilities. The Valencia site participates in a Community Choice Aggregation program that purchases wind and solar power within the state of California. The Ontario distribution center uses solar panels on the roof to supply most of the day-to-day electricity needed. By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, Arvato and other Green Power Partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.