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CarbonSystems CEO David Solsky has welcomed Microsoft’s commitment to achieve “carbon neutrality” for its global energy use during its upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1.
Microsoft’s plan includes an internal carbon fee for carbon emissions covering direct operations in 110 countries across the globe, including data centres, software development labs, air travel, and office buildings.
The internal carbon price and charge-back model will provide an economic incentive for business groups across Microsoft to reduce carbon emissions through efficiency measures and increased use of renewable energy.
In March Microsoft announced that it had adopted CarbonSystems as its global provider of environmental and energy management solutions, based on its ability to use cloud computing to simplify and streamline Microsoft’s global greenhouse gas management and reporting to stakeholders. The deployment of CarbonSystems software will further support Microsoft with the administration of their carbon charge back model and provide individual business units with greater visibility into their emissions performance.
David Solsky has welcomed the Microsoft announcement, saying: “We are delighted to be playing a significant role in enabling Microsoft’s carbon neutral and energy efficiency goals. We applaud Microsoft’s leadership and ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, and commend their accountable and transparent approach.
“Our technology offering will mature as we collaborate with Microsoft on their carbon neutral journey. The scale and reach of their diverse, global infrastructure – from corporate real estate to data centres – will help drive ongoing enhancements in our software platform.”
CarbonSystems’ solution is being deployed across Microsoft’s global operations, comprising over 600 facilities in 110 countries. The solution is a cloud-based enterprise software platform that enables Microsoft to capture, manage and report its energy and environmental-performance, supporting its commitment to the environment and a sustainable low-carbon economy.
The solution delivers Microsoft real-time, financial grade business and compliance reporting capability, and the insight to drive operational efficiency and cost saving decisions. This means Microsoft can accurately assess the impact, payback period and return on investment of its energy efficiency and other environmental initiatives.
VIDEO – Click to watch David Solsky explain how Microsoft benefits from sustainability software.
Working in collaboration with CarbonSystems, we were able to develop an overarching data entry sheet specifically for online-NGERS reporting. This in turn took any confusion out of the data entry at the front end I believe we can even further streamline the process for the next reporting period.
James Peacock, Executive Manager, Environmental Sustainability, CBA.