Clampdown on carbon footprint

BT’s newly formed Global Services sustainability practice has launched a service to help large companies and public sector organisations reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint.

BT claims its carbon impact assessment enables organisations to accurately calculate the amount of CO2 emissions produced as a result of the use of networked IT services. It is also said to provide a set of workable solutions to help customers reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Initially available in the UK and USA, the BT carbon impact assessment takes into account the way people’s work patterns (such as their travel and IT use) contribute to CO2 emissions, and how business operations, shared services, and building infrastructure add to an organisation’s carbon footprint.

‘Large organisations have many activities that can directly or indirectly cause the emissions of carbon,’ said Scott Cain, head of IT transformation, BT Global Services. ‘BT can credibly and demonstrably help a customer understand the role networked IT services plays in both producing and reducing carbon footprint. Importantly, when looking at clients’ carbon emissions, we explore both the required behaviour change as well as any adjustments to their infrastructure.’