Company Publishes Latest Sustainability Report Also Detailing
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) announced its commitment to reduce absolute
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, from a 2015 baseline, in
its 8th annual Sustainability
Report. The report highlights the company's continued evolution of
corporate social impact, from environmental stewardship to broader
societal change. The report also demonstrates how Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) efforts are linked to CA's business and positively
benefits customers, employees and communities around the world.
"We are exceptionally proud of the progress we've made over the past
several years towards our sustainability goals, and this expanded
commitment to reduce absolute GHG emissions is further evidence of how
important these global issues are to CA Technologies," said Erica
Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA
Technologies. "Just like our customers, CA must continue to embrace
change and adapt to the environmental and social challenges in the
marketplace, and we are committed to making the strategic investments
that will advance sustainability for our employees, our customers and
the communities we serve."
Report highlights include:
GHG Emission Reduction and Target. Since 2006, CA has reduced its
GHG footprint by approximately 37 percent, an amount equivalent to
powering 5,218 homes for one year, according to the Environmental
Protection Agency. After achieving its first GHG reduction target in
2015, CA set a second absolute reduction target of 40% by 2030, based
off a 2015 baseline.
STEM Education. CA is committed to building the STEM pipeline and
increasing educational and professional participation by
underrepresented groups, particularly women and students of color. This
includes the Tech Girls Rock initiative CA created with Boys & Girls
Clubs of America, our partnerships with nonprofits like 100Kin10, the
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Code for America,
Code.org, Girls Who Code, NPower, DonorsChoose.org and PENCIL, and CA's
support of the European Commission's Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.
UN Sustainable Development Goals. We carefully consider the
relationship between our business and the UN's Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs). Among the SDGs, Quality Education and Gender Equality (SDG
4 and 5) are core to CA's commitments around diversity and STEM
education. CA is also strongly committed to Affordable and Clean Energy
and Climate Action (SDG 7 and 13). We have historically sought out
Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17)—with nonprofits, nongovernmental
organizations, government agencies and other companies—to amplify our
impact within our primary areas of concern.
Water & Waste Management. CA data centers utilize closed-loop
water systems for cooling, minimizing water use. In addition, CA
reclaims 100 percent of rainwater from surfaces at its Hyderabad, India
facility. The company also reclaims water from parking rooftops at its
Islandia, New York facility for landscaping needs.
Green Buildings and Green Leases. CA incorporates sustainability
elements into new leases, including provisions requiring the use of
cleaning materials that are Green Seal-certified, inclusion of
building-recycling programs, use of lighting sensors in common areas,
and landscape irrigation systems that utilize rain sensor devices to
minimize water use. Beyond traditional efficiency projects, CA combines
telemetry with process automation to create bots that monitor demand and
usage patterns to shut off and turn on servers.
Employee Generosity. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017,
CA matched more than $1.6 million in employee donations to more than
1,700 nonprofit organizations. The company's worldwide employee
volunteer initiative, CA Together in Action, takes place during the week
of Earth Day in April. CA employees take time out of their workday to
give back by participating in environmentally-focused volunteer projects
and supporting the advancement of STEM learning.
Inclusion and Diversity. CA's THRIVE program helps create an
inclusive and flexible workplace by attracting, nurturing and retaining
a diverse workforce. In the United States, CA utilizes a diversity
candidate slate program to ensure all open requisitions have at least
one diverse candidate for consideration in the interview process. The
company always hires the best candidate for the job, and the program has
strengthened its ability to do that.
CA Technologies believes that today's world needs products that are
sustainable by design, with the inherent agility to take advantage of the
application economy. Agile development contributes to sustainability
by maximizing resource utilization and minimizing unnecessary expenses.
At the same time, a world driven by software must put people at the
center. That's why CA Technologies CSR efforts combine environmental
benefits with societal programs that transform lives.
This report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, was drafted in
accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Standards at
the Core level and incorporates the Ten
Principles of the UN Global Compact. For the sixth consecutive year,
the report includes independent external assurance of greenhouse gas
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation
for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the
application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every
industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA
is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact,
and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed
and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.
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