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Operational Efficiency

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Operating our business efficiently is at the heart of our sustainability efforts. We focus on managing our energy use, developing and maintaining smart facilities, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and forming strategic alliances with business partners that contribute to our operating efficiencies.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions


In 2012, we set an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal of 35 percent by 2020, off of a base year of 2006. At the time, we acknowledged that it was a bold objective and one that would require collaboration with cross-functional departments and strategic partners. We’re proud to report that our GHG emissions for 2015 came in at 61,214 metric tonnes, or 35.7 percent below our 2006 baseline—achieving our reduction target four years ahead of schedule. In 2015, GHG emissions were 5.8 percent lower than in 2014.

We view Scope 1 and 2 emissions as material, due primarily to the importance of our global office footprint and server dependency, as well as our Scope 3 emissions from commercial air and rail travel.

Below is our historical greenhouse gas data.

Energy Management and IT


IT devices, from the data center to mobile devices, are one of the fastest-growing components of enterprise energy consumption. We’re helping drive efficiency—both at CA Technologies and for our customers—through the use of server management and network optimization. We’re also reducing our energy use by moving to virtual servers instead of adding hardware.

Renewable Energy Certificates


We continue to refine our procurement strategy for energy, which includes buying renewable energy certificates (RECs) from a commercial electricity supplier, which are generated from wind farms, are verified and certified by Green-e Energy, the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy. Green-e Energy sets consumer protection and environmental standards for renewable electricity products.

Smart Facilities


Because facilities represent one of our largest environmental impacts, they are where we focus most of our own operational-efficiency efforts.

Green Buildings and Green Leases

CA Technologies developed, owns and occupies a 200,000-square-foot SICI Green Building (India’s equivalent of LEED-certified) in Hyderabad, India. In addition, approximately 470,000 square feet of our office space across the U.S. is in LEED-certified buildings or under a green lease.

We continue to work with our global real estate service providers to incorporate sustainability elements into all new leases, including provisions requiring the use of efficient and regularly serviced building systems, the use of cleaning materials that are Green Seal-certified, the inclusion of building-recycling programs, the use of lighting sensors in common areas and the use of landscape irrigation systems that utilize rain sensor devices to minimize water use.

In 2015, CA Technologies facilities in Framingham, Massachusetts, and in Islandia, New York, were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR. This voluntary program identifies and promotes energy-efficient products and buildings to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security and reduce pollution by promoting products and buildings that meet the highest energy-efficiency standards. Our Framingham office achieved a verified score of 97, while our Islandia office scored 92.

Green Buildings and Green Leases

CA Technologies developed, owns and occupies a 200,000-square-foot SICI Green Building (India’s equivalent of LEED-certified) in Hyderabad, India. In addition, approximately 470,000 square feet of our office space across the U.S. is in LEED-certified buildings or under a green lease.

We continue to work with our global real estate service providers to incorporate sustainability elements into all new leases, including provisions requiring the use of efficient and regularly serviced building systems, the use of cleaning materials that are Green Seal-certified, the inclusion of building-recycling programs, the use of lighting sensors in common areas and the use of landscape irrigation systems that utilize rain sensor devices to minimize water use.

In 2015, CA Technologies facilities in Framingham, Massachusetts, and in Islandia, New York, were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR. This voluntary program identifies and promotes energy-efficient products and buildings to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security and reduce pollution by promoting products and buildings that meet the highest energy-efficiency standards. Our Framingham office achieved a verified score of 97, while our Islandia office scored 92.

Water Management

Our operations are not water-intensive, with water discharges attributable primarily to our office buildings for domestic uses. While most of our facilities are located in multi-tenant properties over which we cannot exercise complete control, our data centers utilize closed-loop water systems for cooling and use minimal water. In addition, we reclaim 100 percent of rainwater from surfaces at our Hyderabad, India, facility and use it for our landscaping needs.

Water Management

Our operations are not water-intensive, with water discharges attributable primarily to our office buildings for domestic uses. While most of our facilities are located in multi-tenant properties over which we cannot exercise complete control, our data centers utilize closed-loop water systems for cooling and use minimal water. In addition, we reclaim 100 percent of rainwater from surfaces at our Hyderabad, India, facility and use it for our landscaping needs.

Waste Management

We have made a corporate-wide global commitment to minimize our impact on landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling. For example, our office in Boulder, Colorado, works with the local waste hauler to provide employees with the opportunity to convert hard-to-recycle items such as electronics, bike tires and tubes, batteries and flexible plastics into reusable materials. The office also considers the source and content of materials when purchasing supplies.

Waste Management

We have made a corporate-wide global commitment to minimize our impact on landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling. For example, our office in Boulder, Colorado, works with the local waste hauler to provide employees with the opportunity to convert hard-to-recycle items such as electronics, bike tires and tubes, batteries and flexible plastics into reusable materials. The office also considers the source and content of materials when purchasing supplies.

Improving Efficiency Through Strategic Partnerships

We have hosted 10 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellows since 2010. The fellowship places top graduate students, trained by EDF experts and consultants, into leading organizations to advance their corporate sustainability initiatives. Their insights have been valuable in providing an external view of opportunities for energy efficiency, water and waste management, and employee engagement, and their recommendations have led to the implementation of a number of projects that have enabled CA to realize savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Improving Efficiency Through Strategic Partnerships

We have hosted 10 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellows since 2010. The fellowship places top graduate students, trained by EDF experts and consultants, into leading organizations to advance their corporate sustainability initiatives. Their insights have been valuable in providing an external view of opportunities for energy efficiency, water and waste management, and employee engagement, and their recommendations have led to the implementation of a number of projects that have enabled CA to realize savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Supply Chain Management


We are proud to use the power of collaboration to work with our vendors to ensure that they are committed to sustainable, ethical practices. We continually monitor related issues throughout our supply chain, and we determine the material impact, if any, of all suppliers. We require compliance to a Partner Code of Conduct that defines our expectations as a partner, and we are a signatory to the UN Global Compact, which supports human rights, labor standards and anti-corruption measures as well as the environment. All of our supplier agreements contain human rights clauses.


We also require Staples, our U.S. office products supplier, to follow strict guidelines for recycled paper. Outside the U.S., we use an independent third-party agency to provide us with a global due diligence service for on-boarding CA Technologies partners. The third party performs background checks on both individuals and firms, following Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) requirements. This helps us clearly understand those we are doing business with and the risks that may be associated with those business relationships.

Going forward, we will continue to assess and evolve our enterprise supplier management program, a solution that helps CA Technologies manage its major suppliers around reputational risk, regulatory penalties and customer impact. It is closely aligned with state, federal and international measurement standards for public reporting and helps maximize the value and reduce the risk of using third parties.

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