IT Vendors Face Mandatory Carbon Accounting Rules

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IT vendors will have to report their carbon footprint or may lose prestigious contracts

IT suppliers could lose some of their most prestigious customers unless they can declare the energy consumption and carbon footprint of their solutions.

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Ecodesk, the world’s largest open sustainability data reporting site, has warned that come April the rules of supplying LSE listed businesses will change. Unless resellers and systems integrators report their energy and carbon consumption, they will face legal action. The logic is that it helps enterprises to identify potential cost savings, improve efficiencies and reduce investor risk.

Declare Your Footprint

Suppliers that perform consistently poorly over their reporting of energy use and carbon emissions could face censure. Those that refuse to report their data could lose their contracts, as this would hamper the efforts of enterprise to meet corporate social responsibility targets.

Companies such as CA Technologies, Eurostar, Mitie, ISS, Compass Group and PepsiCo have already begun making their suppliers jump through sustainable hoops, according to Ecodesk.

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