Aviva Chooses Hara Software to Drive Measureable Energy and Sustainability Results Company-Wide

Apr 30, 2013, 13:46 ET from Hara

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hara™, a leader in enterprise energy management and sustainability software, today announced that Aviva (LSE: AV, NYSE: AV) has chosen Hara to track, verify and manage Aviva's energy and CRC activities on a UK wide basis.

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Aviva, the UK's largest insurer and one of Europe's leading providers of life and general insurance, now has the visibility and transparency into its current distributed energy and water activities through one single system of record. Hara is helping the company aggregate accurate and auditable data within Hara.  By proactively investing in energy savings technologies, Aviva now has improved ability to actively track consumption, forecast future use, and better manage its resource efficiency on a wider UK basis.

A founding member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Aviva ranks in the top 4 of the FTSE4GOOD index and is also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.  Aviva's key focus areas are to decrease operating costs, consumption and improve its bottom line include tracking of its CO2 emissions, water, and waste consumption. With aggressive targets set, Aviva is leveraging Hara's solution to ensure progress towards meeting these goals and the requirements set out by the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

"We chose Hara's solution because of its robust energy and sustainability management solution that ensures accurate data and streamlines our CRC reporting processes thus reducing regulatory risk.  We were also impressed with the regular and inclusive development approach they have towards their solution." said Marie Sigsworth, Group Corporate Responsibility Director at Aviva.

"Hara is pleased to partner with Aviva," said Rodrigo J Prudencio, Hara's Chief Executive Officer. "Market leaders like Aviva are taking a data-driven approach to their energy and environmental initiatives and reaping benefits by reducing cost and risk, while enhancing their reputation as a responsible and effective enterprise."

About Aviva

Aviva provides insurance, savings and investment products to 34 million customers worldwide. Aviva is the UK's largest insurer with over 14 million customers and one of Europe's leading providers of life and general insurance. It combines strong life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one powerful brand. Aviva is committed to serving its customers well in order to build a stronger, sustainable business, which makes a positive contribution to society, and for which its people are proud to work. Aviva is ranked as one of the UK's top 10 most valuable brands and Aviva plc are in the top 10% of socially responsible companies globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. 

About Hara

Hara's cloud-based software platform makes energy and resource data simple to acquire – and act on. As the market leader serving over 50 global customers, Hara helps energy and sustainability professionals analyze, track, report, and execute against cost savings opportunities, compliance requirements, efficiency targets, and operational improvements. Discover a better way to manage energy, GHG emissions, and resource use through Hara. Learn more at www.hara.com.

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Melissa Matlins Hara, 6502881843, melissa.matlins@hara.com

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