Menu
CMA and Carbon Trust launch green ICT initiative

CMA and Carbon Trust launch green ICT initiative

The Communications Management Association and the Carbon Trust have launched an initiative to help businesses reduce their environmental damage through more effective use of communications technology.

The Carbon Intent project will encourage businesses to make better use of teleconferencing and home based working.

The two bodies said the project is designed to be "a long term contribution to UK carbon reduction," providing a trusted source of information, guidance and benchmarks for businesses looking to reduce their negative impact on the environment.

In the pilot phase of the project, taking place until the end of March, examples and guidelines on how to reduce emissions will be released, following a study of which processes and systems are most effective.

Existing academic, analyst and supplier research will be reviewed, before the bodies assemble a set of case studies and write guidelines on the use of communications infrastructure to improve businesses' green credentials. They will also set up a 'Low Carbon and Sustainability' special interest group and online forum to involve interested companies.

Glenn Powell, chief executive at the CMA, said the aim of the project is "to create industry-wide guidelines and benchmarks that any ICT professional anywhere can tap into for assistance."

"Within the international ICT industry we see increasing attention paid by the larger corporate and public sector organizations to their own carbon reduction and energy efficiency strategies," he said.

The CMA, an industry body representing communications managers and part of the British Computer Society, will match the financial support from government funded company the Carbon Trust for the pilot project.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments