Launch customer tools to quantify carbon emissions avoided from use of specific offerings that reduce travel.
Establish external advisory board to promote ICT as a sustainability enabler, and develop measurements for the environmental impact of ICT products and services.
Progress Toward Goal
Significant progress was made on the alpha and beta versions of the customer tool in 2010; however we encountered process delays that pushed our release date for the tool to 2nd Quarter of 2011.
In late 2009, established the AT&T Business Sustainability Advisory Council. The Council met twice in 2010 and is planning to meet twice in 2011 to continue work on initiatives from 2010, which include methodology and research that supports the measurement tools to calculate environmental impacts of ICT technology travel substitution solutions.
Introduce methodology and research that supports the measurement tools used to calculate the environmental impacts of information and communications technology travel substitution solutions.
NEW: Demonstrate how data center energy efficiency, driven by adoption of cloud computing, can help cut emissions and help to achieve business benefits.