Siemens and CA Technologies announce carbon alliance


11 Nov 2010

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A new alliance between Siemens and CA Technologies has been announced that will help companies comply with emerging carbon legislation.

The strategic partnership will provide organisations with the consultation and services to comply with the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme in the UK.

Siemens IT Solutions and Services and CA Technologies hope that by working together, both companies can pool their skills and assets to support sustainability and provide carbon and sustainability management tools and processes that measure, assess and report environmental impact and performance within an organisation.

Sustainability challenges

“The complementary strengths of Siemens and CA Technologies have been fused together in response to the needs of the executive boardroom for a technology and process solution that can accurately and robustly support environmental sustainability challenges,” said John Hall, head of strategy and portfolio for northwest Europe at Siemens IT Solutions and Services. 

The CRC is a mandatory cap and trade scheme in the UK that will apply to large non-energy-intensive organisations in public and private sectors and it is estimated the CRC will cut carbon emissions by 1.2 million tonnes per year by 2020.

“By partnering with Siemens, we can move positively ahead with software and process implementation advice that will deliver streamlined reporting to organisations,” said Sonny Masero, vice-president, sustainability EMEA, CA Technologies. 

The CRC has come under some scrutiny of late, with data centre operators across the UK claiming it could put them out of business.