Logicas environmental strategy wins award

IT services company Logica has been recognised in the Sunday Times Top 20 best green companies awards for reducing its carbon emissions and improving its energy efficiency.

Logica has been promoting an internal ̵6;Stamp down our carbon footprint̵7; campaign, which aims to raise staff awareness of the issues by measuring and reporting on the organisation̵7;s environmental impact - and showing what can be done to reduce it.

In November 2006, Logica started a number of staff initiatives to encourage energy efficiency at work, as well as making changes to energy management, business travel, waste and recycling.

Successes of the campaign include a 10 per cent reduction for Logica̵7;s 2007 total carbon emissions (equating to nearly 4000 tonnes of CO2), including reductions in business travel of 30 per cent for air, and 10 per cent for road, and 5 per cent reductions in electricity use in its non-data centre offices.

Procuring more environmentally friendly electricity supplies has saved nearly 16,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions since the start of the scheme.

Earlier this month, Logica partnered with Swedish energy company Växjö Energi AB (VEAB) to launch EnergiKollen, a solution encouraging consumers to better understand and lower their energy consumption. EnergiKollen is now available to more than 20,000 households equipped with smart meters in the town of Växjö in the South of Sweden.

EnergiKollen is a web-based solution with graphics outlining changes of energy consumption. Customers of VEAB can log on to the service over the internet free of charge in order to analyse their usage of electricity, water and heating.

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Image: Logica̵7;s EnergiKollen is a web-based solution with graphics outlining changes of energy consumption

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