|[September 11, 2013]
CSC Reports FY 2013 Annual Corporate Responsibility Progress
FALLS CHURCH, Va. --(Business Wire)--
CSC (News - Alert) 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 portfolio.
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
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 (News - Alert) 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
The Company hired over 1,300 military vetrans, 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 investments.
Health and Wellness, of veterans,
disabled and children. CSC provided over $160,000 to ChildFund
International, Best Buddies International and SOS (News - Alert) Children's Villages
International to support child welfare and children with disabilities.
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 year.
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
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,
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
Officer�Mike 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.
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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