Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Dimension Data Scores High For Its Carbon Emissions Disclosure   Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 26/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) Dubai, UAE “ 26 January 2014 - Dimension Data, the USD 5.8 billion global IT services and solutions provider, said today that it has been awarded a score of 94 (out of 100) by CDP* for disclosure of its climate change strategy.



Colin Curtis, Dimension Data's Global Director for Sustainability said, "This is the sixth year that Dimension has responded to CDP's questionnaire, and our score of 94 is our highest to date. We are firmly committed to looking at ways that ICT can tackle not only economic, but also environmental and social issues “ not just in our own business, but also for our clients." According to the Global

E-Sustainability Initiative, the use of ICT could cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5%, amounting to USD 1.9 trillion in energy and fuel savings, by 2020



Daniel Turner, Head of Disclosure at CDP said: "Dimension Data's score is once again comparable to the top 10% of FTSE 350 companies that make up the FTSE 350 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. This improved rating shows that the Group continues to honour its high level of commitment to tackling climate change, and that it understands the risks and opportunities represented by a changing world.



When Dimension Data delisted from the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges in 2010, the company was no longer obligated to participate in the CDP report. However, the Group committed to making a voluntary submission every year so that it can measure its own commitment to sustainability and related reporting.



*see notes to editors belo

"This philosophy is important to us. Sustainability is becoming an important strategy for many of our clients, and we believe it's important to share the experience we've gained - both within our own operations, and from helping other organisations," adds Curtis "Over the past 12 months, we were able to further reduce the travel, energy and waste in the organisation, and encourage our employees to make a positive contribution to society through sustainable initiatives. For example, in addition to holding regular e-Waste Weeks, our Australia business launched fun employee engagement campaigns such as Meatless Monday and Grown Your own Dinner, to name a few."



Earlier this year, Dimension Data was also named as a Leader in the Green Quadrant Sustainable Technology Services report by Verdantix for having a dedicated sustainability practice, a wide range of capabilities, and a strong track record in corporate sustainability.



To read CDP supply chain report, please click here



-ENDS







About Dimension Data
About Dimension DataFounded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com About CDPCDP is an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of USD 87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change and water information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.CDP is a UK Registered Charity (no. 1122330). In the United States, CDP's sponsor liaison is Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which provides CDP with 501(c)3 charitable status.Media Contact:Nirmala D'souzaOAK Consulting FZ LLCMobile:971507343840Email: nimi@oakconsulting.biz

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 1 2014 - USA's Kellogg seeks major stakes in Egyptian Bisco MisrMENAFN
(MENAFN) USA's Kellogg, the maker of breakfast cereals and other packaged food, is seeking to buy a majority stake in Egypt's Bisco Misr, Saudi Gazette reported. Bisco Misr has agreed to a meeting ...

 Sep 1 2014 - IFC invests USD100m in Saudi ACWA PowerMENAFN
(MENAFN) International Finance Corp (IFC) announced completing a USD100 million equity investment in Saudi-based ACWA Power, a water and power project developer, Arabian Business reported.IFC said ...

 Sep 1 2014 - UAE provides USD8.7b worth petroleum products to EgyptMENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE is set to provide Egypt with USD8.7 billion worth of petroleum products over a year period starting this September, Gulf News reported.Egypt has been struggling to fix its increasing ...

 Sep 1 2014 - UAE's DEWA invests USD46.26m on water pipeline projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it began working on a new water pipeline, set to cost USD46.26 million, and will supply water through a group of networks ...

 Sep 1 2014 - DDF sales in Al Maktoum Airport hit USD14.8mMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai Duty Free (DDF) sales at Al Maktoum International Airport reached to more than USD14.8 million in the January-July period, Gulf News reported.The sales registered accounted for 1.3 ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Batelco sues its former Indian partner for USD212mMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahraini Batelco has decided to pursue its former Indian business partner for USD212 million it says he owes the company, even though he was declared bankrupt last week, Gulf News ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in GolanArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MANILA: Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the 'greatest escape' from besieging Syrian rebels slipping away under the cover of night after rebels rammed their Golan ...

 Sep 1 2014 - 5 Yemeni soldiers killed by Al-QaedaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ADEN: Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed five Yemeni soldiers in two separate attacks Sunday including a suicide car bombing in the second day of deadly operations against the ...

 Sep 1 2014 - 15 migrants' bodies found near ripped inflatable boat in LibyaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) TRIPOLI: Libyan coast guards on Sunday found 15 bodies of sub-Saharan African migrants floating in the sea near a ripped inflatable boat east of the capital.Last week in the same ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Bahrain upholds 10-year jail term for photo journalistArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) DUBAI: A Bahraini appeals court on Sunday upheld a controversial 10-year-jail term against a photojournalist convicted over his presence at a 2012 attack on a police station.The ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help