Company Achieves Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goal Four Years Ahead of
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today’s release of CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) latest Sustainability
Report marks a continued evolution of corporate social impact, from
environmental stewardship to broader societal change. The report
outlines how CA Technologies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
efforts are linked to their business, positively benefiting customers,
employees and communities around the world.
“Our CSR commitments reflect important global issues that affect our
employees and customers, from environmental challenges to data security
to talent management. Each year we monitor the trends that impact our
business and our communities, and we respond by making strategic
investments in our infrastructure and CSR programs to meet emerging
needs,” said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social
Responsibility, CA Technologies. “I’m proud of the progress we have made
this year, discovering ways to operate with more purpose and advance
sustainability within the communities we serve.”
Report highlights include:
Carbon Emission Reduction. Since 2006, CA has reduced its
carbon footprint by approximately 36 percent, achieving an absolute
GHG reduction target four years ahead of schedule. The Environmental
Protection Agency equates this to removing 7,176 passenger cars from
Materiality Assessment. In 2016, CA refreshed its materiality
assessment, last conducted in 2013, to further align corporate
sustainability strategy. Emerging focus areas include talent
attraction and retention, diversity and inclusion, STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) education, and cybersecurity and
Water & Waste Management. CA data centers utilize
closed-loop water systems for cooling, thereby minimizing water use.
In addition, CA reclaims 100 percent of rainwater from surfaces at its
Hyderabad, India facility for landscaping needs.
STEM Education. CA is committed to building the STEM pipeline
and increasing educational and professional participation by
underrepresented groups, in particular women and students of color.
This includes partnerships and programs with nonprofits including
100Kin10, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, the Boys
& Girls Clubs of America, Change the Equation, Citizen Schools,
DonorsChoose.org, Iridescent, IT-oLogy, NPower and PENCIL.
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.
Employee Generosity. In FY2016, CA matched more than $1.3
million in employee donations to more than 1,600 nonprofits. This
year, CA Technologies amplified their commitment to helping employees
give back by increasing the matching gift limit from $5,000 to $10,000
and the number of volunteer days from three to five. 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 company’s most recent Employee
Opinion Survey, 95 percent of all employees said their immediate
manager treats employees fairly regardless of their age,
family/marital status, disability, race/color, religion, sexual
orientation or gender identity.
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, as it maximizes resource utilization and minimizes
unnecessary expenses. At the same time, a world driven by software must
put people at the center. CA Technologies CSR efforts combine
environmental benefits with societal programs that transform lives.
This report, which covers the 2015 calendar year, was drafted in
accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Core guidelines
and incorporates the Ten
Principles of the UN Global Compact. For the fifth consecutive year,
the report includes external assurance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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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