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Managing our impact

At CA Technologies, we continuously seek more efficient ways to run our business, from managing our energy use to developing and maintaining smart facilities to reducing our GHG emissions. We also aim to increase our operating efficiencies by forming strategic alliances with business partners.

 

GHG Emissions

We first started reporting our GHG emissions in 2006, and have been focused on reducing what our company emits for even longer. Since then, we have evolved our emissions reduction strategy from an operational efficiency focus, to one that is a priority issue to CA Technologies and our stakeholders. In 2016, we reported a total of 59,853 metric tonnes of GHG emissions, approximately 37% lower than in 2006. The 37% reduction—or 35,335 metric tonnes—is equivalent to taking 7,464 passenger vehicles off the road for one year, according the Environmental Protection Agency.

In 2012, we established our first GHG reduction target of 35% of emissions by 2020, based off a 2006 baseline. In 2015, we achieved that target. The urgency of climate action has not abated, and as a result, we are working toward our next GHG reduction target of 40% by 2030, based off a 2015 baseline. We have worked hard to ensure that this target contributes meaningful reductions, and is significant enough for a company of our relative size and scale. Achieving this target would represent a total reduction of over 60% since first reporting our emissions in 2006.

Due primarily to our global office footprint and IT infrastructure, we view both Scope 1 and 2 emissions as within the boundaries or our operational control. Outside of our operational control, we continue to report Scope 3 emissions from commercial air and rail travel, and will continue to engage with our suppliers on their environmental footprints.

Scope 1 & 2 Historic Emissions (Chart: metric tons CO2e)

Scope 1 by Country (Chart: metric tons CO2e)

Scope 2 by Country (Chart: metric tons CO2e)

Enabling Efficiency

We view software as an enabler of business efficiency. It enables our customers to easily optimize resources and minimize unnecessary expenditures and energy use. In addition to increasing efficiency, our software solutions also improve IT availability, reduce risk, enhance agility and boost automation. And these benefits enhance our customers’ ability to plan and prioritize their future business efforts.

CA software also helps ensure the optimal performance of web and mobile applications and identifies bottlenecks through real-time reporting and comprehensive analytics. From monitoring energy supply and demand to streamlining the end-user experience, CA is very much in the business of energy efficiency.

 

Smart Facilities

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

Green Buildings and Green Leases

Energy savings in our buildings has significantly evolved from the days of lighting efficiencies and building management. Now we combine telemetry with process automation to create bots, which we call “Dragons.” Our Dragons intelligently monitor demand and usage patterns, shutting off and turning on servers based on usage patterns. They also protect our operational environment by helping us continuously monitor configurations and achieve compliance, including the automation of our disaster-recovery processes.

And we continue to employ more traditional methods to increase operational efficiencies:

  • In 2016, we were recognized as one of the Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership. CA was nominated for the award by PSEG Long Island, which cited a number of recently completed efficiency renovations at our Islandia, New York, facility, including chiller plant, heating, HVAC, lighting and natural gas improvements. These efforts have already yielded an annual savings of nearly $275,000 in energy costs, and 1.3 million kilowatt hours of energy.
  • In one energy project at Islandia, we added sensors to exterior walls to monitor the solar gain on the building at different times of the day. We then used the data to regulate the building’s air handlers, automatically adjusting the supply air set point up or down based on the amount of sun on the building. Not only did this project save money, but it also created a more comfortable and productive work environment, reducing complaints about air temperature by 40% to 50%.
  • By migrating to cloud-based applications, we were able to shut down 60 servers, saving energy while streamlining cross-company collaboration through the use of cloud-based applications.

Our procurement strategy for energy includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) from renewable sources along with renewable energy certificates (RECs) from a commercial electricity supplier. These RECs are generated from wind farms and 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.

Step 1

Servers on CA Premises

Step 2

Migrated servers to AWS Cloud

Step 3

Right sizing the instances based on the utilization of resources

Step 4

Cleanup and shutdown unused resources

Water Management

The closed-loop water systems in our data centers minimize our water use. We also reclaim close to 100 percent of rainwater from surfaces at our Hyderabad, India, facility and use it for landscaping needs. Also in Hyderabad, where there is no public sewer, businesses have their own sewer-treatment plants that handle all wastewater within their building systems. [WAM1] At our facility, we treat wastewater and reuse it in landscape sprinkler systems.

In Islandia, New York, we collect and reuse as much of the rainwater that falls on our parking garage roofs as possible, having repaired gaps where rainwater was escaping. Now, instead of water running through the garage, it’s being recirculated to our grass sprinkler system, cutting down on our municipal water demand.

Water Management

The closed-loop water systems in our data centers minimize our water use. We also reclaim close to 100 percent of rainwater from surfaces at our Hyderabad, India, facility and use it for landscaping needs. Also in Hyderabad, where there is no public sewer, businesses have their own sewer-treatment plants that handle all wastewater within their building systems. [WAM1] At our facility, we treat wastewater and reuse it in landscape sprinkler systems.

In Islandia, New York, we collect and reuse as much of the rainwater that falls on our parking garage roofs as possible, having repaired gaps where rainwater was escaping. Now, instead of water running through the garage, it’s being recirculated to our grass sprinkler system, cutting down on our municipal water demand.

Waste Management

We have made a companywide, global commitment to minimize our impact on landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling. We support our regional facility managers in working with local waste haulers to find new opportunities to divert waste from landfills. 

Waste Management

We have made a companywide, global commitment to minimize our impact on landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling. We support our regional facility managers in working with local waste haulers to find new opportunities to divert waste from landfills. 

Strategic Partnerships

EDF Climate Corps Fellows. Since 2010, CA has partnered with EDF Climate Corps to host graduate students in one of our locations, hosting a total of 11 Fellows thus far and being named as one of only two Climate Corps Gold Hosts. Each year, CA’s Corporate Social Responsibility team works with our Facilities teams to identify potential projects and areas of improvement. We are then joined by an EDF Fellow whose depth of knowledge and background suits our specific project. EDF Fellows are also provided with technical training and tools to help CA further hone our operational efficiency.

In the summer of 2016, Shawn Lindabury joined our Boulder, Colorado office as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow. Shawn, an MBA student at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, partnered with our local Green Team to support a multi-faceted approach to a new office location. His key tasks were to:

  • Ensure that a scheduled office move occurred in a way that minimized waste and maximized efficiency, with particular attention to maintaining the office’s “Zero Waste” initiative;
  • Work with the local Green Team to expand its areas of focus to include energy efficiency and employee transportation; and
  • Take lessons learned from the successful Boulder Green Team to inform a wider approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement for CA Technologies.

With a background in transportation and nonprofits, Shawn was up to the task. He successfully designed and implemented a waste-reduction program that held strong during the office move. He arranged for multiple truckloads of Goodwill donations and kept 55 percent of waste out of landfills—on par with the pre- and post-relocation percentages.

As a result of Shawn’s project and lessons learned, our CSR team is outlining a refresh to our wider Employee Engagement program, with piloting planned for fall 2017.

Green Carpooling. sRide is an app that makes it easy to find safe and friendly carpooling partners. Carpooling reduces traffic congestion and fuel consumption, and therefore limits harmful carbon dioxide emissions, all by harnessing the power of local communities. In just six months of using sRide, CA Technologies Hyderabad went from completing 40 rides and 418 kilometers to 7,327 shared rides covering 9,957 kilometers. This carpooling effort avoided 1,991 kilograms of CO2, the equivalent of planting 95 trees. “sRide has been one of the best things to happen to me,” said CA employee Rahul Basu, who used the sRide app to travel 1,566 kilometers. “I enjoy coming to work this way as I get a chance to meet new people who become friends and also help a bit in saving the environment.” CA management in Hyderabad has taken an active role in supporting sRide and the Green Carpool initiative.

Strategic Partnerships

EDF Climate Corps Fellows. Since 2010, CA has partnered with EDF Climate Corps to host graduate students in one of our locations, hosting a total of 11 Fellows thus far and being named as one of only two Climate Corps Gold Hosts. Each year, CA’s Corporate Social Responsibility team works with our Facilities teams to identify potential projects and areas of improvement. We are then joined by an EDF Fellow whose depth of knowledge and background suits our specific project. EDF Fellows are also provided with technical training and tools to help CA further hone our operational efficiency.

In the summer of 2016, Shawn Lindabury joined our Boulder, Colorado office as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow. Shawn, an MBA student at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, partnered with our local Green Team to support a multi-faceted approach to a new office location. His key tasks were to:

  • Ensure that a scheduled office move occurred in a way that minimized waste and maximized efficiency, with particular attention to maintaining the office’s “Zero Waste” initiative;
  • Work with the local Green Team to expand its areas of focus to include energy efficiency and employee transportation; and
  • Take lessons learned from the successful Boulder Green Team to inform a wider approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement for CA Technologies.

With a background in transportation and nonprofits, Shawn was up to the task. He successfully designed and implemented a waste-reduction program that held strong during the office move. He arranged for multiple truckloads of Goodwill donations and kept 55 percent of waste out of landfills—on par with the pre- and post-relocation percentages.

As a result of Shawn’s project and lessons learned, our CSR team is outlining a refresh to our wider Employee Engagement program, with piloting planned for fall 2017.

Green Carpooling. sRide is an app that makes it easy to find safe and friendly carpooling partners. Carpooling reduces traffic congestion and fuel consumption, and therefore limits harmful carbon dioxide emissions, all by harnessing the power of local communities. In just six months of using sRide, CA Technologies Hyderabad went from completing 40 rides and 418 kilometers to 7,327 shared rides covering 9,957 kilometers. This carpooling effort avoided 1,991 kilograms of CO2, the equivalent of planting 95 trees. “sRide has been one of the best things to happen to me,” said CA employee Rahul Basu, who used the sRide app to travel 1,566 kilometers. “I enjoy coming to work this way as I get a chance to meet new people who become friends and also help a bit in saving the environment.” CA management in Hyderabad has taken an active role in supporting sRide and the Green Carpool initiative.

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 determine the material impact, if any, of all of our 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, a corporate sustainability initiative that supports human rights, labor standards and anti-corruption measures as well as the environment. In addition, our supplier agreements contain human rights clauses.

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

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

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