CSC Launches Industry First Carbon Managed Service to Simplify Reporting and Accelerate Bottom Line Savings
News Release -- October 18, 2010
Unique Cloud-Based Offering, Based on SAP® Carbon Impact, Provides Easy-to-Consume Monthly Subscription Service for Carbon Management
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 18 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the launch of its Carbon Managed Service based on the SAP® Carbon Impact on-demand solution from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) including data integration, security and support. The first managed service of its kind to be delivered to the enterprise, it empowers companies to develop a proactive and profitable carbon management process that captures source emissions, establishes an accurate and provable foundation of carbon footprints, identifies opportunities for an effective reduction program, and supports ongoing changes in facilities and operations. The CSC Carbon Managed Service is a focal point of the company’s growing portfolio of Enterprise Compliance and Sustainability solutions delivered to customers via the CSC Trusted Cloud.
In addition to offering the reporting power of SAP Carbon Impact as a cloud service, CSC provides a comprehensive suite of carbon emissions assessment and startup services to help ease the burden of managing carbon and other environmental emissions and reporting. These services include automated data capture of facilities, utilities and activities information; customized management dashboards; and ongoing advisory and global help desk support.
“Companies are beginning to realize that adopting a business strategy that emphasizes strong elements of sustainability, such as reducing CO2 impact, is not just good for the environment, it’s also good for business,” said Bob Welch, president, Chemical, Energy and Natural Resources Group, CSC. “There are five key areas driving this shift: the desire for brand differentiation, energy reduction, consumer pressure, investor pressure, and an escalating and complex compliance environment. Our Carbon Managed Service featuring SAP Carbon Impact helps companies improve their sustainability faster, generating both financial and competitive advantages.”
Major retailers and manufacturers now require suppliers to report the carbon content of their products and to work collaboratively to establish more sustainable business processes. The CSC Carbon Managed Service, which includes support for SAP Carbon Impact, enables businesses to meet these increasing customer demands by implementing a single solution that integrates with plant process controls systems and work flow. This unified approach creates unprecedented levels of consistency, transparency and accuracy of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon inventory.
In addition to customer-oriented benefits, a unified carbon management solution implemented across the enterprise allows businesses to reap significant returns on sustainability programs. Through an automated process of the data capture, storage and retrieval, CSC Carbon Managed Service reduces the program’s start-up and lifecycle costs, eliminates duplicate efforts, enhances data accuracy and mitigates the risks associated with non-compliance. The solution enables companies to achieve new levels of materials and operating cost savings, and makes new products more attractive on the market by providing provable carbon content information. CSC has adopted the Carbon Managed Service internally as the basis for its own facility data capture and reporting, and is experiencing first-hand the simplified process and ability to concurrently manage energy reduction and carbon emissions improvements.
“Market-leading companies are aggressively adopting sustainable business practices to drive competitive advantage from both an operational and brand perspective,” said Glenn Wada, global vice president and general manager, Sustainability, SAP. “Through increased clarity in their operations and the operations of their supply chains, our customers are growing top-line revenue, improving efficiencies, mitigating risk and increasing shareholder value. In short, they are realizing significant returns on sustainability.”
“As in any core business strategy, sustainability requires goal-driven processes — target setting, progress measurement and monitoring achievement,” added Welch. “That’s why we created the CSC Carbon Managed Service.”
As the enterprise increasingly becomes aware of the competitive advantages of a holistic sustainability program, CSC is working with partners and clients to transform sustainability business and enable green IT processes. Earlier this year, CSC was awarded a 2010 SAP Pinnacle Award in the category of sustainability for its efforts to implement sustainable solutions for clients and accelerate co-innovation with SAP.
For more information about CSC’s sustainability offerings and how implementing green practices can create competitive advantages, visit www.csc.com/carbon_impact.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 95,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 2, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.
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