Corporate Responsibility
Motorola Mobility

Green Buildings

Recognizing that our buildings offer significant opportunities to reduce our environmental impact, Motorola Mobility’s EHS department, in conjunction with Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS), is implementing a Green Building strategy across our operations worldwide. The strategy is based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for existing buildings, which provide guidance on sustainable site development, sustainable purchasing, water and energy efficiency, use of materials, indoor air quality and innovation in operations.

We use green procurement and green cleaning guidelines to set targets for our sites to purchase environmentally responsible paper and office products, IT equipment, furniture, lighting, and janitorial and cleaning supplies.

2012 Accomplishments

  • Motorola Mobility transitioned to Forestry Stewardship Certified (FSC) 30percent recycled content paper at its US sites, which will annually save about 311 trees ,140,000 kWh of energy, 31,527 lbs CO2, 142,166 gallons water, and 9,012 pounds of solid waste.
  • For our Beijing, Tianjin, Chennai and Brazil facilities, we identified local green product certifications for durable goods and ongoing consumables and made strides in transitioning to green hand soaps and cleaners.  
  • Globally, Motorola Mobility partnered with Lenovo to procure Energy Star certified computer equipment and with Ricoh to utilize Energy Star certified multi-function devices for office printing needs at our sites.
  • Interior construction at the Sunnyvale site is in the final phase and will include environmentally responsible features such as renewable energy, reclaimed wood building materials and recycled material countertops.  We will pursue LEED-Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) certification upon its completion.
  • In 2013, Motorola Mobility will move its headquarters to the Chicago Merchandise Mart, the largest LEED-EB certified building in the world. We will be building out the top four floors of this historic building to LEED-CI standards.