New York, NY (September 15, 2015) – Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) today announced a new two-year goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 30 percent by 2016 year end. The company measures all three emissions scopes laid out by Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol, a widely used international accounting tool to manage greenhouse gas emissions. TWC will assess its carbon intensity starting early 2015 and focus reduction efforts on fleet management and energy efficiency.
"TWC had great results in our previous goal to reduce carbon intensity so we’ve doubled our goal to 30 percent for 2015 through 2016,” said David Flessas, Time Warner Cable’s Senior Vice President of Network Operations and Executive Lead of TWC’s Go Green initiative. "TWC is committed to making a positive impact on our environment and will continue to raise awareness about sustainability and environmental issues. We’re excited about the new goal and look forward to bolstering our efforts in the green space.”
Earlier this year, TWC announced it achieved a 38 percent carbon intensity reduction, surpassing the 15 percent two-year goal set in 2012. The new goal includes an undertaking to invest in fuel efficient vehicles and continue strategic partnerships such as EPA Clean Cities Clean Fleets. In addition, the company will aim to reduce cooling power consumption, pursue LEED elements in all new buildings and seek new renewable energy opportunities.
Additionally, by 2016, TWC plans to complete its first Water Footprint Analysis with the goal of developing a water-usage reduction plan. While not a water-intensive business, the company believes it should to do its part to reduce its impact.
With TWC’s Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus sponsoring the company’s Go Green initiative, TWC has gained national recognition for making its fleet more environmentally friendly. The company was recently announced as a finalist in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards for Best Environmental Stewardship Program. TWC also received accreditation from the NAFA Fleet Management Association as a NAFA Sustainable Fleet for successfully demonstrating progress toward reducing total emissions and the negative environmental impact made by extraneous carbon fuel usage.
Through its Go Green initiative, TWC is working to use fewer natural resources and generating less waste. To learn more about the company’s corporate social responsibility and fleet progress, visit TWC’s “Go Green” initiatives and TWC’s Untangled blog.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.