In its annual corporate responsibility (CR) report, IT services company CSC announced that the company’s targeted program to reduce energy usage and emissions at its data centers and facilities achieved a 43,000 ton or 13 percent reduction of Scope 1 (Direct) and Scope 2 (Indirect) CO2e emissions over the year.
This reduction is equivalent to the annual emissions of 9,000 passenger vehicles. CSC has committed to further reducing emissions and costs by setting global 3-year energy reduction targets of 10 percent across its entire real-estate portfolio.
CSC focuses its CR efforts in five areas: Environment, Clients, Employees, Community, and Governance. The company has committed to further reducing emissions and costs by setting global 3-year energy reduction targets of 10 percent across its entire real-estate portfolio.
With ISO 14001 certification already in place in eleven data centers across the UK, Australia, Denmark, Spain, and Luxembourg, CSC plans to certify seven additional data centers in the coming two years.
ISO 14001 addresses continual improvement in environmental management. In the UK and Australia alone, the ISO 14001 certifications enabled the achievement of energy reduction targets of 30 percent and 25 percent, respectively.
CSC recycled over 1,200 tons of e-waste globally, and reused 38 percent of its e-waste in the U.S. The Company supported client sustainability, risk-mitigation and transparency goals through three innovative next generation offerings: Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics and Cyber Security.
Addressing client concerns about supply chain transparency, CSC implemented a responsible supply chain program that will address over 35 percent of its annual procurement spend.
This initiative provides better insight into potential human rights, cyber security and environmental sustainability risks impacting client businesses, and helps certain clients address the new SEC rules on Conflict Minerals reporting, CSC said.