Global financial firm to power all U.S. operations with wind

ING, a global financial institution of Dutch origin, announced the next phase of its worldwide sustainability commitment by agreeing to purchase clean, emission-free wind energy credits for its U.S. operations. The purchase is equal to 100% of its electricity usage at locations throughout the United States.

12/01/2007


ING, a global financial institution of Dutch origin, announced the next phase of its worldwide sustainability commitment by agreeing to purchase clean, emission-free wind energy credits for its U.S. operations. The purchase is equal to 100% of its electricity usage at locations throughout the United States. The global financial services company is seeking to become carbon-neutral by the end of 2007.

“ING is committed to conducting its business responsibly around the globe and environmental protection is a fundamental part of this commitment,” said Tom McInerney, executive board member, chairman and chief executive officer, ING Insurance Americas. “We make decisions about sustainability every day at ING, which is why we are part of a worldwide dialogue that addresses climate change and why we focus on developing strategies to mitigate ING's impact on the environment.”

With this commitment, ING joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership 100% Club. Marcus Peacock, EPA's deputy administrator, commented, “America is shifting to a 'green culture,' with more and more businesses understanding that environmental responsibility is everyone's responsibility. EPA commends ING for making a long-term commitment to protecting the environment by purchasing green power.”





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