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Computer industry finally moves on greenhouse emissions

Computer industry finally moves on greenhouse emissions

Renewtek takes the lead

Systems integrator and consulting firm Renewtek is the first ICT company in Australia to take part in the federal government's $2 billion national climate change strategy.

Recognising that computer technology is a contributor to greenhouse emissions, Renewtek CEO Fergus Porter, said the industry has done very little to date to reduce the impact on the environment.

"We felt we should take the lead in doing something about it," Porter said.

Renewtek is the first IT company to go carbon neutral under the government's greenhouse friendly program and has developed a policy on sustainability and the environment.

Minister for the environment and heritage, Senator Ian Campbell, said to receive certification under the program Renewtek will monitor and report its emissions on an annual basis and take action to become more energy efficient.

"The company has been through a thorough process to figure out how many greenhouse gas emissions their services produced. It will then buy abatement from approved projects to offset its remaining emissions," Cambell said.

Other ceritified companies include BP Global, Dulux Aquanamel and Eniro02 paints, and AGL GreenBalance eletricity.


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