Greentech Lead America: CA Technologies is planning to
reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 35 percent by 2020, from a 2006
The company introduced Green Teams which saw adoption across
the globe. It also improved operational efficiency by eliminating 28,000 square
feet of real estate and the associated energy consumption needed for cooling,
power and other facilities costs.
CA Technologies will also enable companies to reduce carbon
emissions by helping to lead the IT industry’s shift from physical to virtual
The company leveraged sustainability opportunities that
benefited the top and bottom line. CA introduced ecoDesktop as a solution for
PC power management to reduce energy use by end-point devices.
This complements other Energy and Sustainability products
from CA Technologies which help customers improve energy and environmental
reporting, supply chain and program management, as well as increase data center
efficiency through data center infrastructure management.
“We’ve made sustainability one of the core principles of
the company, highly visible and encouraged throughout the enterprise. This is
evidenced in our commitment to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which
we intend to accomplish through a combination of increased use of renewable
energy, efficiency gains in our facilities, and leveraging new and emerging
technologies,” said Cynthia Curtis, chief sustainability officer, CA
CA Technologies has improved operations which resulted in
a carbon footprint reduction of 25 percent since 2006.
The company utilized virtualization and cloud
technologies in R&D Labs for improved use of energy and real estate,
eliminating 5,000 square feet of data center floor space, cutting greenhouse
gas emissions by approximately 230 metric tons and saving 366 MWh.
It eliminated nearly all product packaging and shipping.
Now, the company reaches an 85 to 90 percent electronic distribution rate.
The company introduced a travel policy that encourages
the use of hybrid vehicles, ride sharing and video conferencing.
CA Technologies adopted a green lease policy with nearly
300,000 square feet of rented office space.