Sustain and Grow
with IBM Storage

Good for You, Good for the Planet

It’s clear that environmentally-minded organizations are set up for long-term success.

That's why IBM is actively engaging with our ecosystem of Business Partners in EMEA to embrace sustainability as a core aspect of the IBM Storage portfolio.

As a special EMEA initiative in 4Q 2022,

IBM will plant 100 trees for every IBM FlashSystem

array sold by IBM Business Partners (*).

IBM is planting
trees and counting!

IBM Storage helps customers save and secure energy sustainably and move to renewable energy sources through data-driven innovation with industry leading consulting and technology capabilities. Find out more about how the latest and best IBM FlashSystem solutions help businesses get more out of their storage investment and reduce their data carbon footprint to help them grow in a sustainable way.

As part of the Flash4Good initiative, IBM is striving to help environmental and social causes through the IBM Storage Portfolio. As well as this EMEA Sustain and Grow incentive, IBM has supported important causes such as COVID-19 relief funds to help accelerate equitable access to new COVID-19 tools, including vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics in all countries.

If you're an IBM Business Partner, click here to explore additional resources, social tiles and email banners to include in your communications to demonstrate your support for the #IBMFlash4Good initiative.

IBM Storage – Sustainability by Design


Less energy consumption with IBM FlashSystem (1)


Less CO2 emissions with IBM Tape (2)


Higher cost efficiency with IBM Spectrum Virtualize (3)


of CEOs expect sustainability investments to produce improved business results in the next 5 years (4)

Why now?

Environmental sustainability and energy savings are no longer just a corporate social responsibility; it’s becoming a business imperative and therefore an important aspect part of technology decisions. If you want to join IBM in this initiative as an IBM Business Partner, please take time to understand more about how IBM Storage solutions are sustainable by design:

Campaign flyer

Download and share the IBM Flash4Good flyer to promote this EMEA initiative. Now available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

Product carbon reports

As part of IBM’s commitment to environmental leadership, product carbon footprint (PCF) data is now available for the IBM FlashSystem 5200, IBM FlashSystem 7300 and IBM FlashSystem 9500.

Client stories

Additional resources

Look at the resources below to help you on a transformational journey that will allow you to drive sustainability outcomes while expanding economic opportunities.

The #thinksustainable series

Explore this 3-part blog series which delves into improving sustainability through storage processes and how IBM technology is key to creating a more sustainable future.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

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(*) IBM will plant 100 trees for every IBM FlashSystem FS5200/FS5100, FS7300/FS7200 or FS9500/FS9200 sold by IBM Business Partners. IBM will plant 50 trees for every IBM FlashSystem FS5015/FS5035 sold by IBM Business Partners.
(1) Source: IBM Institute for Business Value CEO Study:
Source: Client Case Study:
(3) Source: Shawn O. Brume Sc.D. ‘Breakdown of the CO2e and Other Positive Sustainability Impacts of IBM Physical Tape Products: The Product Life Cycle’, August 2021
(4) Source: The Total Economic Impact of IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Forrester Consulting, April 2020