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How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions 

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Hewlett-Packard, General Motors and Bank of America are among the major purchasers that are saving billions and reducing emissions by working with their suppliers to improve environmental management, according to a Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report.
Hewlett-Packard, for example, helped its suppliers avoid 800,000 metric tons of CO2e emissions and save more than $65 million through developing energy-saving action plans targeting local efficiency improvements.

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New report lists companies awarded a position on CDP’s first-ever supplier engagement leader board.

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ICT for sustainability: from the supply chain to the chip

The impact of ICT on carbon emissions including their manufacture, transport and disposal, is expected to grow from 2% of total emissions today to at least the 3% in 2020. The biggest contributor to the increase of ICT emissions is the proliferation of data centres. However, with proper focus and investments, ICT technologies will be able to eliminate more emissions than they will possibly create.
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Enterprises and society are seeking new ways to tackle the problem of carbon emissions; how are you dealing with that?

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ICT Can Have a Huge Impact in Reducing Carbon Emissions 

ICT Can Have a Huge Impact in Reducing Carbon Emissions  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Information and communications technology, or ICT, can potentially save 1.5 GT of CO2e in the year 2030. That’s fully 2.7 times greater than the full carbon emissions of the UK in 2012, and 37% of the EU’s 2012 emissions. Of course, we know that all those server farms and cell towers use a lot of energy themselves, but according to the report, the ICT emissions overhead is only about 5.3%.

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Can ICT help in reducing carbon emissions, share your thoughts.

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