PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Earth Day traditionally focuses on individuals and the collective efforts they can take at home and at work to cut down on their carbon footprint. However, according to new research from Procurian, a comprehensive procurement solutions firm that helps Fortune 1,000 companies reduce spend and get more value from their expenditures, it's big business that has the most significant opportunity to make a major environmental impact. With 50 percent of all the energy in the U.S. being used by businesses, Procurian has released an infographic detailing ways the industrial sector can save energy, money and reduce environmental impact this Earth Day.
An infographic accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/19721/file/19214.pdf
"We are challenging companies today to take a look at the way they approach their energy management and make a commitment to changing their sustainability goals," said Carl Guarino, CEO of Procurian. "From negotiating better utility rates or improving analytics to monitoring energy consumption, CFOs can make proactive energy management decisions that generate sustainable cost reductions for years to come and make a considerable environmental impact."
The research found that a 15 percent reduction in energy consumption at just one average U.S. industrial facility would be the equivalent of taking roughly 215 cars of the road or powering 350 homes for one year.
Procurian energy experts leverage proprietary market intelligence to manage billions in energy spend across more than 70 clients, helping them achieve sustainable reductions in energy consumption and energy costs.
About Procurian Inc.
Procurian is the leading specialist in comprehensive procurement solutions. Forward-thinking business leaders partner with Procurian to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures. Global industry leaders, including Kimberly-Clark, Hertz, Symantec, Timken and Whirlpool, have chosen Procurian to accelerate this transformation. Procurian's built-out Specialized Procurement Infrastructure™ integrates with businesses to optimize spending and deliver real savings that equal a margin point or more. Procurian is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit www.procurian.com.
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