Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

With over 35,000 associates and 20 million square feet of building space worldwide, Ingram Micro’s operations generate direct environmental impacts from greenhouse gas emissions, material consumption and waste generation, as well as indirect impacts from land use. In addition, our supply chain partners provide everything from energy and freight services to technology hardware and warehousing equipment, causing significant additional impacts.

Our Environmental Management Priorities

We perform materiality assessments at 3-year intervals. Our last assessment identified energy, emissions, waste and materials as key environmental aspects. Some of our focus areas are represented here. You can learn more ​about them in our annual CSR reports.




Environmental Management Systems

Ingram Micro’s Environmental Stewardship policy requires facilities to implement site-specific environmental management systems (EMS) in alignment with the ISO 14001 framework. Where feasible and according to business need, facilities are encouraged to pursue EMS certification. Our priority is to develop systems that are effectively minimizing our environmental impact through leadership involvement, risk-based planning, collaboration, operationalizing impact reduction, performance measurement and continuous improvement.


Efficiency and Optimization 

  • Building efficiency projects, including lighting retrofits and installation of water-saving and  energy efficient equipment
  • Continuous improvement of processes, including the integration of LEAN principles
  • Leasing space in certified sustainable buildings, when feasible
  • Optimization, reuse and recycling of packaging materials

Programs and Policies

Key Environmental Targets

  • 10% reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 over the 2016 base year
  • 12% emissions intensity reduction by 2020 over the 2016 base year
  • 5% year-over-year reduction in landfill and incinerated waste
  • Development of a global energy strategy with focus on efficiency gains and renewable energy by 2021