Green IT: Embracing a green audit

The industry adage that you cannot manage what you cannot measure also applies to the area of sustainability, writes Dermot Corrigan.

4th December, 2011
Green IT: Embracing a green audit
Green ICT is now an essential tool for every organisation committed to reducing its carbon footprint.

Any organisation looking to implement an environmentally-friendly policy, or seeking to become more energy-efficient, must first establish their current level of energy usage.

Companies implementing corporate sustainability policies or initiatives often looked closely at their IT departments, said Richard Beedall, senior manager, Mazars.

"Information and communications technology (ICT) has became a key area for the implementation of green initiatives," said Beedall. "This is not only for the important energy and cost-saving benefits, but also because...

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