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 12 Fellows to date and being named 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 suit 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 2017, Mayank Saraswat supported CA’s global mission to improve its environmental performance and energy efficiency. Mayank is a master’s degree candidate at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware and serves there as an energy efficiency auditor and research assistant.
Mayank audited our Hyderabad facility virtually, by reviewing building blueprints and utility data and communicating with the local team via voice and video calls, unearthing several energy savings opportunities. He focused his attention on low-cost recommendations, which allowed him to eliminate any financial barriers for implementation. This approach helped him optimize the existing energy-intensive UPS and HVAC system, while making changes to the billing structure at no upfront cost. Saraswat also looked into upgrading existing CFLs with LEDs to increase the potential energy savings.
Over time, Mayank’s recommendations could help CA save $180,000 annually in energy costs, reduce annual energy consumption by almost 1.3 million kWh, and avoid over 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. With these proposals, we can potentially reduce our global emissions by 2 percent and advance our sustainability goals.
Partnering with universities to drive innovation. CA’s Strategic Research team, based in Barcelona, works to strengthen relationships with research communities to enable and promote innovation. This involves working closely with universities, professional associations and government organizations on projects that relate to technologies and methodologies, and that result in research publications, best practices and product development. The research center currently employs two PhD candidates from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, who are working on CA research projects. The CA Strategic Research team has run a course at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya each year since 2014, specifically for students in their final year studying computer science. The course has covered key industry trends, together with CA research projects and innovations.
The Tech Partnership ITMB Degree. CA Technologies is a member of the Tech Partnership, a sector skills council for business and information technology, which aims to ensure that U.K. industry has access to the technology skills it needs to succeed in the digital economy. CA has had ties with the Tech Partnership for more than 10 years. In 2005, along with other leading U.K. businesses, CA Technologies employees worked with the organization to develop the ITMB degree. The course is now being delivered by 18 universities in the U.K., and to date more than 3,000 students have graduated with an ITMB degree. The number of females in the program has consistently been around 33 percent—nearly three times the average for other computing degrees.
CA Technologies brings “Deploy Your Talents” to Italy, Germany, Spain and France. CA Technologies Italy first delivered Deploy Your Talents in 2014, working in partnership with the nonprofit organization Fondazione Sodalitas. The program connects business with education to raise awareness among secondary school students, especially girls, of the value of STEM subjects and careers, and aims to help overcome gender stereotyping. Driven by CSR Europe, Deploy Your Talents supports the European Commission’s Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition.