CSC Reports FY 2013 Annual Corporate Responsibility Progress
*CO2e Emissions Reduced 13% YoY
*Responsible Supply Chain Program In Place for the More Than 35% of Annual
*Over 50,000 Hours of Employee Volunteer Time
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- September 11, 2013
CSC today announced the release of its annual corporate responsibility (CR)
report, detailing the Company’s social and environmental sustainability
achievements in Fiscal Year 2013. CSC focuses its CR efforts in five areas:
Environment, Clients, Employees, Community, and Governance. Results include:
Environment: The Company’s targeted program to reduce energy usage and
emissions at its data centers and facilities achieved a 43,000 ton or 13%
reduction of Scope 1 (Direct) and Scope 2 (Indirect) CO2e emissions over the
year. This reduction is equivalent to the annual emissions of 9,000 passenger
vehicles. CSC has committed to further reducing emissions and costs by setting
global 3-year energy reduction targets of 10% across its entire real-estate
With ISO 14001 certification already in place in eleven data centers across
the UK, Australia, Denmark, Spain, and Luxembourg, CSC plans to certify seven
additional data centers in the coming two years. ISO 14001 addresses continual
improvement in environmental management. In the UK and Australia alone, the
ISO 14001 certifications enabled the achievement of energy reduction targets
of 30% and 25%, respectively.
Through aggressive initiatives to extend asset life and conserve raw
materials, CSC recycled over 1,200 tons of e-waste globally, and reused 38% of
its e-waste in the U.S.
Clients: The Company supported client sustainability, risk-mitigation and
transparency goals through three innovative next generation offerings:
*Virtualization and Cloud Computing: CSC worked with a client to virtualize
servers and implement advanced management technologies across 13
laboratories. The effort reduced servers by more than 60% and is saving
the client an estimated $394,000 (U.S.) per year in energy costs.
*Big Data and Analytics: CSC provided several U.S. government agencies with
the high-performance computing expertise, technology and services they
need to gather, manage, and interpret large quantities of climate data.
*Cyber Security: In a first for the healthcare industry, CSC applied a
defense industry security solution to a major healthcare system. The
solution protects health data from being stolen or compromised through
classification and encryption.
Addressing client concerns about supply chain transparency, CSC implemented a
responsible supply chain program that will address over 35% of its annual
procurement spend. This initiative provides better insight into potential
human rights, cyber security and environmental sustainability risks impacting
client businesses, and helps certain clients address the new SEC rules on
Conflict Minerals reporting.
Employees: In FY 2013 the Company’s employees completed over 600,000 hours of
professional development training. Additionally, 52 CSC teams participated
across 8 countries in the Company’s annual global fitness challenge.
The Company hired over 1,300 military veterans, 450 of whom are veterans with
a disability. That brings the total CSC veteran population to 8,000 employees,
of which over 1,700 are veterans with a disability. CSC committed to
increasing its veteran population by 25% in the coming year, taking on the
challenge of the Obama Administration’s U.S. Joining Forces initiative to hire
and train veterans returning from post-9/11 conflicts and their spouses.
Community: CSC’s charitable Foundation aligned its philanthropy and community
investment to business priorities and focused giving on:
*Education, which prioritizes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
(STEM). CSC gave over $150,000 to support STEM Connector, an organization
that works with companies to promote STEM education and to make smart STEM
*Health and Wellness, of veterans, disabled and children. CSC provided over
$160,000 to ChildFund International, Best Buddies International and SOS
Children’s Villages International to support child welfare and children
*Disaster Relief: the Company supported Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts by
giving $130,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.
Through CSC’s global community engagement and volunteer program, employees
donated over 50,000 hours of pro-bono and community support throughout the
Governance: CSC’s VP, Ethics and Compliance reports directly to the Audit
Committee of the CSC Board of Directors. CSC believes this relationship
affords the ethics and compliance function an independence that reduces
conflicts of interest and adds credibility to internal investigations.
In an effort to further refine its CR policies in response to client and
stakeholder demands, the Company enhanced its Human Rights Policy and aligned
it to the SA8000 standard. This standard is based on conventions of the
International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations and individual
country law, and spans industry and corporate codes to create a common
language to measure social compliance.
Awards and Recognition: In recognizing these achievements, the FTSE Group,
owned by the London Stock Exchange Group and a leader in the provision of
global index and analytical solutions, invited CSC to participate in its
FTSE4Good Index Series for the fourth consecutive year. Additionally, the
Business in the Community (BITC) CR Index, a business-led charity that
annually ranks the most responsible companies in the UK, gave CSC its highest
“platinum” ranking. Finally, the Investor Responsibility Research Center
Institute (IRRCI), a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City
which conducts corporate governance and responsibility research, rated CSC
highest in the Technology Services sector for integrated CR reporting.
“We have made significant progress in turning our business around and
positioning CSC for growth,” said CSC President and Chief Executive
OfficerMike Lawrie. “I am proud of the simultaneous environmental and social
sustainability progress we have made this last fiscal year. Our CR initiatives
support business growth and operational excellence by addressing client needs,
engaging employees, benchmarking ethical comportment, and increasing
environmental efficiencies that reduce costs and promote better management of
limited natural resources.”
CSC’s full corporate responsibility report and more details on these
initiatives are available online. For more information about CSC’s commitment
to corporate responsibility, visit http://www.csc.com/cr.
CSC is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) services
and solutions. The Company's mission is to enable superior returns on our
client's technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions,
domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 87,000 employees and
reported revenue of $13.8 billion for the 12 months ended June 28, 2013.
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