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Asia Pacific Travel Manager
‘Go for Green’
Who We Are…
EDS is a leading global technology services
company delivering business solutions to its
clients. EDS founded the information technology
outsourcing industry more than 45 years ago.
Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of
information technology and business process
outsourcing services to clients
EDS Australia FACTs
2006 – revenue AUD$1.38B ($21.3B globally)
EDS Australia has over 6,000 employees (119,000
EDSA supports more than 96,000 desk tops
EDSA processes 1 in every 5 mortgages
EDSA touches nearly every EFTPOS transaction
at least once.
EDSA spend AUD$13mil on travel ($375mil globally)
US based company with social responsibility as a
EDS believes that we can no longer ignore the impact of
climate change on our environment and the part we play
in contributing to this change.
In early 2007 EDS Australia & NZ made a commitment to
reduce our carbon use by 25% over the next 3 years.
And launched our EDS ‘Go for Green’ program
EDS ‘Go for Green’ program looks at 3 key areas within our
1. Green Service Offerings – will allow EDS customers to
reduce their impact on the environment.
2. Quality and Productivity – increase productivity and
efficiency whilst reducing EDS’ ecological foot print.
3. Our employees – provide an offset scheme, CO2
calculator and awareness to address employee’s own
private carbon usage
We are focusing on areas such as power usage, travel, waste &
water, as well as the products and services we deliver.
EDS are working with three energy management
experts to achieve our goal.
Energetics will baseline and monitor EDS’ carbon
emissions in both Australia and New Zealand.
CO2 Australia will be Australia’s carbon offset credit
NZ Carbon Exchange will be New Zealand’s carbon
Offset credit partners carry out certified programs which benefit
the environment, like the planting of trees, land fill
projects, hydro schemes.
What are we doing to reduce our
environmental footprint now?
• Standardise waste management and recycling across all
EDS offices and data centres
• Continue to consolidate our real estate footprint in New
Zealand and Australia – Head Office in The Bond
• Lowering electricity use through numerous initiatives -
consolidation of printers/data centres
• Reducing domestic travel by 30 percent within A&NZ
through improved travel management and
Travel – reduce by 30%
As reported in The Beat ~ a travel business newsletter
Environmental protection is squarely on the list of critical issues for the
business travel industry as companies no less influential than
ABB, Cisco and EDS have begun taking action. ABB favors rail over
auto or air travel. Cisco is trying to cut its travel budget by $100
million, partly through investments in remote conferencing. EDS plans
to replace most inter-office travel in Australia and New Zealand with
videoconferencing, cutting domestic flights by up to 30 percent.
republished with permission from The Beat New York City
2/20/07 10:39 AM
EDS Travel Management
EDS has a strong global travel program.
In 2006, EDS Australia travelled:
Domestic trips – 4,460
International trips – 1,350
To meet our 30% target, we will need to reduce domestic
and Trans-Tasman trips by over 1,300
We understand that travel is necessary within our business.
We need to provide reliable alternatives and drive
behavioural change to reduce non-essential travel.
Offset program/greener suppliers to help the reduce our
impact on the environment when we do.
EDS have invested in new state of the art high
definition Video Conferencing system in 7
locations across Australia and 2 locations in
The video conferencing system also aligns to our
objective to improve our employees' work/life
balance, and provide 'face to face'
communication without the need for travel.
Travel restrictions are in place over June to
drive behavioural change and maximise
the return on the video conferencing
e-mails and regular ‘Go for Green’ updates
sent to remind employees of our goals,
achievements, updated CO2 targets
Travel reporting and reminders to Mgt
Partnering with Green Suppliers
EDS is focusing on partnering with green
suppliers to achieve our targets.
Amex Card– introducing e-statements soon &
will be a requirement to subscribe.
Hertz – have a green fleet of hybrid vehicle
that is now the EDS standard category
Airline – offset program being considered
Hotels – include in upcoming RFP
Questions to be included :
• Do you have an offset program?
• What is your company’s ‘green’ statement
• Do we have environmental objectives &
targets, and how are they measured?
Environmental factors will rank highly in the
decision making process
Green = Benefits
EDS strives to be a Greener supplier for our
EDS Aus/NZ are leading the way to a greener
By focussing on ‘Green’ questions in RFP, we are
hoping to encourage suppliers towards more
Meeting our ‘Go for Green’ targets will mean
financial benefits to our bottom line as well as to
Global warming is a global issue and
requires a global response.
Our ‘Go for Green’ program is a small step
We hope all companies worldwide will view
this as a shared responsibility and act.
Collectively we can make a cleaner, greener
world for future generations.