In celebration of Earth Day, CA Technologies has announced its annual Green Week of worldwide employee volunteer activities. The Green Week, which is into its seventh year, aims at promoting environmental awareness and also supports the company’s sustainability efforts. With the program now announced, CA Technologies employees will spare time during their work days for working with non-profit organizations, and also to participate in activities like beach clean-ups, tree plantings and trail maintenance.
According to the company, employee-driven projects will take place throughout the US in locations including Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Bellevue, WA, Cary, NC; East Windsor, CT; Ewing, NJ; Framingham, MA; Ft Collins, CO; Herndon, VA; Islandia, NY; Lisle, IL; New York City, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Plano, TX; Portsmouth, NH; Santa Clara, CA; Southfield, MI; and Tampa, FL and internationally in countries including Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Colombia, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies, pointed out that “Giving back to the communities where our employees live and work is an important part of our company culture. Whether it’s planting trees, revitalizing distressed neighborhoods or cleaning local beaches and parks, CA employees will again come together and work to strengthen the communities where we do business.”
Venkatraman Subramaniyan, vice president, Software Engineering, who is also the Corporate Social Responsibility champion for CA Technologies, India, added that “as part of this year’s sustainability efforts we are encouraging employees to use public transport to reduce the carbon footprint and ensure a cleaner environment. In addition, we are educating employees about the importance of segregating wet and dry waste and running regular recycling and reusing campaigns internally to help create a more sustainable environment for everyone.”
The company’s sustainability efforts will include setting up of Active employee Green Teams, representing more than half of the company’s workforce who are ommitted to reducing natural resource consumption at CA Technologies offices around the world; reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions; sticking to company products and solutions that improve data center efficiency for CA Technologies and its customers; and purchasing electricity from renewable resources.
These apart, the efforts will also looking to build approximately 330,000 square feet of company office space that is LEED-registered or under a green lease; and also getting recognized as a sustainability leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the UN Global Compact 100 Stock Index, the FTSE4Good Index Series, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index and on Newsweek’s Green Rankings.
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