January 21, 2009 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Managed services provider Attenda has been awarded CarbonNeutral office accreditation as a result of achieving a net zero CO2 emissions rating, it was reported recently. CarbonNeutral® accreditation means that CO2 emission relating to the companys offices including energy consumption and waste has been quantified and reduced to net zero.
According to Attenda, CO2 emission reduction is an integral part of Attendas Social Responsibility Program which also includes supporting charities. The company also suggests its Environmental Strategy reflects a continual drive to best practice and complements its existing ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System, ISO 27001 certified Information Security Management System and ISO 20000 certified IT Service Management System.
To demonstrate our environmental commitment we took a decision to offset the carbon footprint that we could not reduce through business change, and following an extensive selection process we chose to work with The CarbonNeutral Company, explained Attendas CEO, Mr. Mark Fowle. They understood and helped form our environmental strategy and objectives and demonstrated the commitment, experience and expertise to help us achieve them.
The ICT industry is currently responsible for around two percent of global CO2 emissions the same as flying. Managed Service companies such as Attenda are in a great position to help to reduce this, not only through taking accountability of their own CO2 emissions but by encouraging others to do so too, explained The CarbonNeutral Companys Founder and Creative Director, Sue Welland.
We are seeing environmental impact becoming an important factor with our Clients and in bidding for new Client contracts in commercial, financial services, professional & business services markets, added Mr. Fowle. Additionally, through the Catalist framework, public services organizations are now including social responsibility as an important factor in their supplier selection process.
Attenda, which bills itself as the Always On Managed Services company, offers a range of services designed to support the vital applications that every business relies upon. The company is ISO9001, ISO20000 and ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. The CarbonNeutral Company helps companies reduce their global footprint and they have purchased carbon credits from almost 200 projects spread over six continents.
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