Eli Lilly achieves energy efficiency goals 2 years early

El iLill CompanyEli Lilly and Company, a worldwide pharmaceutical company, has reached and surpassed their energy reduction goals two years ahead of schedule.

Although the reductions are modest – cutting absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4.4 percent, cutting absolute energy use by 5.8 percent from 2004 to 2008 – Lilly did improve their energy use per dollar of sales by 35 percent.

Lilly has set a new goal of reducing GHG emissions by 15 percent by2013, which will cut CO2 emissions by nearly 340,000 metric tons per year.

Lilly’s continuing environmental efforts on a variety of fronts include:

  • reducing water intake 25 percent by 2013
  • reducing waste disposed in landfills by 40 percent by 2013

Both are compared to a 2007 baseline.

Kudos to Lilly!

Organic Valley – more than a good brand

Organic Valley 2While attending Bioneers last week, I got to met some of the folks  from Organic Valley Family of Farms, a Bioneers co-sponsor. The “Food and Farming Banquet” they hosted Saturday night featured delicious organic food provided by various local farmers.

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