CA Technologies Commits to Carbon Neutral CA World 2013
ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 18, 2013 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that its largest global gathering of customers and partners, CA World 2013, will be a carbon neutral event, consistent with the company’s sustainability commitments. The user conference will be held April 21 – 24, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
“Sustainability is integral to our business and we believe it’s important to lead by example,” explained Cynthia Curtis, chief sustainability officer, CA Technologies. “Ensuring CA World 2013 is a carbon neutral event demonstrates to customers, partners and employees that we are serious about our sustainability commitment. We believe that sustainability isn’t just the right thing to do -- it’s smart business.”
The company will calculate the carbon emissions associated with CA World 2013 based on travel, lighting, heat and energy. Then, in partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, it has selected two projects that are designed to offset these emissions with mitigation projects that recapture an equal amount of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases and create local jobs.
These projects include:
• A landfill methane gas-to-energy project in New York State that will capture methane (a gas about 23 times more damaging than carbon dioxide) from landfills and convert it into heat energy for four counties in New York; and
• A rainforest and biodiversity protection and preservation project in the Amazon Basin of Acre, Brazil that provides rainforest preservation, biodiversity and endangered species habitat conservation, and sustainable economic opportunities and improved water and soil quality for the local population.
“CA World 2013 is one of the largest events of its kind to fulfill the commitment to become truly carbon free,” explains Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org. “CA Technologies donation for our CarbonFree® event is quite a significant action by a leader in IT service solutions and a company clearly committed to sustainability in all aspects of its operations.”
For more information, including a full agenda and registration details, visit http://www.ca.com/caworld.
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