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CA Technologies lists environmental milestones

CA chief executive Bill McCracken

CA chief executive Bill McCracken Credit: Bloomberg News, 2010

CA Technologies on Wednesday released its ustainability Report for 2011, called What Moves Us.

"The report outlines the company’s progress in reducing its environmental footprint, providing solutions for customers and partners to monitor and manage corporate sustainability, greening operational processes and efficiencies, and supporting community involvement," the Islandia-based business software company says.

The full report and a downloadable summary are available at CA's website.

Here are some highlights of the CA Technologies 2011 Sustainability Report:

♦ Operations improvements that resulted in a carbon footprint reduction of 30 percent.

♦ Accreditation by the Carbon Disclosure Project as a carbon calculation partner and accredited provider.

♦ LEED Gold Certification for a new facility in India and a commitment to green leases for rental properties. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system, administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.)

♦ Reduced paper consumption by 16.3 million pages through a print management system implemented in the United States.

♦ Virtualization of development labs which led to the elimination of 6,200 metric tons of carbon emissions and a savings of $16 million in energy and real estate costs

♦ Leveraged use of CA ecoSoftware to reduce energy consumption.

♦ Ranked one of the top 50 greenest companies in the United States by Newsweek magazine.

♦ Increased participation rate in the company’s Flexible Workplace Program – 30 percent of staff based in North America are currently enrolled in the program, as compared to a 5 percent in 2005.

Photo: Bill McCracken,  chief executive of CA Technologies.

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