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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Lexmark is committed to responsible operations, which includes tracking and reporting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), as well as taking action to reduce them. We have reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by over 40 percent between 2005 and 2014. We will be using 2015 as our new base year for GHG emissions targets to account for our recent acquisitions and expansion of reporting boundary for energy consumption, the primary driver of our Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Additionally, we are investigating increased reporting for Scope 3 emissions to be more transparent and provide a baseline for additional GHG gas reduction goals.


42% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions between 2005-2014.


Reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 10% by 2020.



Total Scope 1, Scope 2 & Scope 3 Emissions

The following chart shows the Lexmark Scope 1 (Direct), Scope 2 (Indirect) and Scope 3 (Other) greenhouse gas emissions for the years 2005 through 2015 in metric tons of C02 equivalents.

total scope graph greenhouse gas emsissions

Lexmark is committed to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty aimed at reducing the use of ozone-depleting chemicals. Lexmark prohibits the use of such chemicals in the manufacture and development of our products. We do use some ozone-depleting chemicals―specifically refrigerants―for the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that cool our facilities. Lexmark cannot eliminate the use of refrigerants at this time because HVAC systems typically require the use of refrigerants for cooling. Lexmark purchases chillers that use environmentally preferable refrigerants and monitor systems for leaks with stand-alone sensors.

In 2015, only one reported refrigerant, R-22, had an ozone depletion potential greater than zero, generating 0.02 CFC-11 equivalent metric tons of emissions—a 50 percent reduction in refrigerant emissions reported from the previous year.


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Regulated Air Emissions

Lexmark monitors regulated air emissions and submits the necessary reports to agencies requesting this information.

For detailed information on Lexmark regulated air emissions click here.

Employee Commute

Four electric car charging stations are in use at the Lexington campus and three stations at the Lenexa campus.

Lexmark recognizes that fuel used in our employees’ daily commute generates greenhouse gas emissions and therefore offers the following programs and/or benefits to help encourage environmentally-preferable commuting:

  • Lexmark’s Competence Center in Budapest has bike racks and showers for employees who pedal to work, and offers discounted monthly or yearly fares to those who prefer public transportation.
  • Lexmark’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, has secure bike storage and showers, as well as a public bus stop located in the parking lot. Four electric car charging stations are in use at the Lexington campus and three stations at the Lenexa campus. Each station is equipped with two charging points for registered employees and clients to use free of charge.
  • Lexmark’s U.S. benefits package includes WageWorks, which allows commuters taking public transportation to deduct their public transit and parking expenses as pretax funds, which can save employees between 25 and 40 percent. Lexmark’s health and wellness program “Live Well” also promoted alternative commuting through their Carless Commute challenge.
  • Lexmark work-at-home programs are aimed at not only reducing the amount of miles commuted, but also providing work-life balance for our employees.

Lexmark employees often take the lead in helping promote environmentally-preferable commuting. Lexmark employees at several locations participate in carpools. For locations where public or community programs are available, employees often take part, such as the Kansas City RideShare program operated by Mid-America Regional Council.

After seeing billboards advertising South Florida Vanpools, a publicly funded program started in 1998 by the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, employees in Coral Gables, Florida, organized a meeting to start a vanpool. Two vanpools (or “guaguas” as the participants refer to them) are currently operating for commute to the Coral Gables office from Broward County. Together the vanpools save over 500 miles per day, eliminating an estimated 45.8 metric tons of C02 annually1. In addition, employees expressed that the vanpools offer other benefits, such as adherence to a schedule which promotes good work-life balance and the opportunity for members to keep up-to-date on strategies, projects and personal interests in a fun and relaxed environment.

1 C02 emission factor for passenger cars: