How CA Technologies Sustainability Initiatives Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gases 35% by 2020

Posted on August 28, 2012 · Posted in PK Metals Blog

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Cynthia Curtis, CA Technologies Chief Sustainability Officer, is all about practicing what she preaches.  In 2008, her LEED certified house was featured on the TV show Renovation Nation. “I am very passionate about sustainability both professionally and personally,” said Curtis. “And, I’m fortunate that the culture at CA Technologies allows for our employees to pursue their passion for sustainability as well.”

Here at PK Metals, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability. We have over 80 employees spread over our 20 acre facility on Long Island, NY working to recycle electronics, metal, and plastic. PK Metals is R2/RIOS certified electronics recycler, and our subsidiary e-Green Recycling Management LLC is R2, 14001, and NAID certified.

We reached out to CA Technologies to hear more about their sustainability initiatives to share with our Forbes readers. To learn more about their initiatives, head over to their Sustainability website.

Beginning in 2006, CA Technologies began to focus on sustainability. “We wanted to center our sustainability initiatives on the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit,” said Curtis. “Senior leadership at CA Technologies has been extremely support of our efforts, and has infused the culture of sustainability throughout our company.”

The sustainability initiatives are augmented by 17 “Green Teams” globally, where employees volunteer their time to work on sustainability. “The goal is to have our employees take ownership and pride in our sustainability initiatives, and bring sustainable living into both their personal and professional lives,” said Curtis. The “Green Teams” program was launched in October 2011, and  is proving to be very successful. The Teams are in locations covering 54% of CA Technologies workforce..

CA Technologies published a list of goals that they would like to achieve. They are working toward goal of 100% electronic distribution of software with no packaging or shipping of products. CA Technologies has issued their suppliers a questionnaire to establish baseline reporting and encourage key suppliers to publish a sustainability report by 2012. They are also targeting 25% of their electricity to come from renewable sources by 2015. Finally, CA Technologies has created a  Sustainability Advisory Council at the senior executive level of the company, and now have Board oversight of the program.

The centerpiece of their sustainability strategy was launched this year, when CA Technologies set a goal to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions 35% by 2020, from a 2006 baseline. This is on top of another goal to reduce energy consumption per employee 40% by 2013, which CA Technologies is on track to accomplish.

As CA Technologies expands their Sustainability Initiatives, there is no doubt that the passion and enthusiasm shared by Cynthia Curtis and senior executives will lead to all of their goals being met.