Global Citizenship





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Energy Consumption

Lexmark continues to focus on maintaining efficient use of natural resources at our leased and owned manufacturing facilities, research and development facilities, and office spaces worldwide, tracking data since 2005 and meeting aggressive goals. In 2016, we continued to make progress toward our 2020 goal to reduce energy 10 percent compared to the 2015 baseline.

Energy Consumption Goals


Total energy reductions

energy Consumption total energy reductions

Energy efficiency investments through the years

Energy management programs at our Lexmark facilities assess energy usage on site and target projects that contribute to reductions in consumption. We have made several investments that are helping drive down usage worldwide.


Energy awareness and education

Lexmark educates our employees on energy conservation in the workplace and discourages the use of space heaters, personal refrigerators, and personal printers, which increase energy use. Targets to reduce energy in the office are included in some of our incentive programs at Lexmark, providing a monetary incentive for employees when the overall annual energy goal is achieved. Some of our sites promote employee energy awareness through healthy living challenges, which provide monetary incentives for various levels of challenge participation.

Electricity – Lexmark’s indirect energy source

Lexmark operations use only one indirect energy source: the driver of its Scope 2 emissions, electricity. We primarily purchase electricity used at our facilities from local energy providers from local grids. The electricity supplied is generated by a variety of nonrenewable and renewable primary-energy sources, including coal, nuclear energy, solar power, wind power, geothermal energy and hydropower. We estimate the electrical power derived from renewable sources in 2016 to be 111,012 gigajoules2, 18 percent of the total indirect energy used. The total electrical power used that is derived from nonrenewable sources is estimated to be 503,680 gigajoules.

Natural gas – Lexmark’s main direct energy source

Lexmark operations make use of several direct energy sources that drive our Scope 1 emissions: natural gas, diesel fuel and gasoline. These nonrenewable energy sources are purchased from local vendors and then used to generate steam, power backup generators, provide heat to certain Lexmark facilities and provide fuel for leased/owned vehicles. We do not use renewable direct-energy sources such as biofuels (ethanol, for example) or hydrogen, nor do we produce renewable or nonrenewable primary energy sources for internal use or external markets.

1 Baseline building performance according to Appendix G of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007.

2 360 gigajoules of renewable electrical power sourced from wind was purchased for use at the Boulder, CO, facility, which is included the total estimated 2016 indirect renewable energy use derived from the area power grids.


Energy Data
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