NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it has been awarded a score of 94 (out of 100) by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) for disclosure of its climate change strategy.
"This is the sixth year that Dimension has responded to CDP's questionnaire, and our score of 94 is our highest to date," said Colin Curtis, global director for sustainability at Dimension Data. "We are firmly committed to looking at ways that information and communication technology (ICT) can tackle not only economic, but also environmental and social issues in our own business and for our clients."
Dimension Data is no longer obligated to participate in the CDP report since it delisted from the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges in 2010. However, the company continues its commitment to making a voluntary submission every year so that it can measure its own sustainability and related reporting.
"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," said Daniel Turner, head of disclosure at CDP. "This improved rating shows that Dimension Data continues to honor its high level of commitment to tackling climate change, and that it understands the risks and opportunities represented by a changing world."
For many Dimension Data clients, sustainability is becoming an important part of their everyday strategy. The experience that has been gained over the years - both within Dimension Data's own operations, and through working with client organizations, is invaluable for the future. According to the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the use of ICT could cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5%, amounting to $1.9 trillion dollars in energy and fuel savings by 2020.
Over the past 12 months, Dimension Data was able to further reduce travel, energy and waste within the organization, and encourage its employees to make a positive contribution to society through sustainable initiatives. Some examples include regular e-waste weeks, and fun employee engagement campaigns, such as "Meatless Monday" and "Grow your own dinner" to name a few.
Earlier this year, Dimension Data was also named 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.
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About Dimension Data
Founded 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. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization 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.
SOURCE Dimension Data