Tesco to manage carbon footprint data worldwide with CA’s ecoSoftware

Islandia, N.Y. U.K. retailing giant Tesco has selected CA’s ecoSoftware to fulfill its long-term commitment to drive down carbon emissions across its global operations.

Tesco has implemented the solution to help increase the efficiency, speed and accuracy of its carbon accounting process, enabling the retailer to more effectively track progress in pursuit of its ambitious carbon reduction goals.

"When we announced our plan two years ago to reduce our carbon footprint by 50% across all of our global operations, we knew we were taking on a big task," said Mike Yorwerth, IT director of Tesco plc. "Since that time, a number of people across the business have been involved in measuring, documenting and reporting on our emissions -- a time-consuming, largely manual task.”

Yorwerth added that Tesco is overseeing hundreds of projects around the world designed to reduce its carbon footprint, all of which need to be prioritized and measured.

“With CA ecoSoftware, we expect to streamline the process of data management, helping to reduce errors and operational expenses, and improve our ability to communicate major milestones," he said.

The solution helps companies manage carbon, reduce energy use and become more sustainable. It also enables organizations to better manage and govern their sustainability strategies, bringing what traditionally have been disparate departmental efforts into a centralized, cross-enterprise process and program.

Based on ambitious targets announced in 2007 using 2006 as a baseline, Tesco plans to halve emissions from existing buildings by 2020; halve distribution emissions of each case of goods delivered by 2012; and halve emissions from new stores by 2020. The company already has halved its energy use per square foot in its U.K. stores and is diverting 100% of waste from its U.K. business away from landfill, achieving this target almost a year ahead of schedule.

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