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PE INTERNATIONAL Helps Companies Make Sustainability a Priority from Field to Fork With New Food and Feed Database
(Marketwired) Close to one quarter of all the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are generated by food production. To lower these numbers and empower companies to improve their sustainability and support their business, PE INTERNATIONAL announced its Food and Feed life cycle inventory database today at the LCA Food Conference in San Francisco. The expansive database provides companies with information from 'field to fork' on crops, animals, food manufacturing products and by-products and major commodities raised, harvested and productized across the globe.
The analytics garnered from the Food and Feed database help manufacturers and retailers drive improvements throughout the supply chain. It helps companies reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy demand and production costs. Organizations can use the frequently updated data to target lower EHG emissions from food production on a national level and in the EU, the database can be used for PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) pilot projects.
"Increasingly, customers and consumers want to know the impact of food," said Pete Girard, PE INTERNATIONAL's product manager for GaBi software. "The answers lie in good data and the quality and reliability of GaBi data provides a powerful tool to the food and agriculture industry to help cut costs, mitigate risks in the supply chain and increase brand value."
GaBi is the market leading tool for the environmental sustainability analysis of any manufactured product. It offers the most comprehensive set of information 'out of the box' for companies looking to evaluate the environmental impact of their products. It combines detailed modelling with portfolio-level automation and easy-to-use web based platforms. The solution addresses the complex requirements of sustainability managers to assess raw materials and manufacturing processes and helps focus improvements such as water and energy usage and reduction of carbon emissions in product manufacturing.
About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is the leading global provider of integrated solutions for enterprise sustainability with proven software, sustainability databases and unparalleled consulting expertise. With more than 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, PE INTERNATIONAL works with 2,500 clients including companies such as Bayer, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Kraft Foods, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen. For more information: www.pe-international.com
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CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) recently launched the kickoff of CA Together in Action, the company’s worldwide employee volunteer month. This year marks the ninth anniversary of the initiative, which takes place in communities around the globe where CA Technologies has a presence.
CA Together in Action gives employees the opportunity to take time out of the work day to participate in a variety of volunteer activities. Projects include park and beach clean-ups, mentoring children, promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, building affordable housing and assisting food banks with feeding the hungry.
"Participation levels have continued to grow year after year, demonstrating the commitment CA Technologies employees have to sharing their time and talents in the communities where they live and work," said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies. “We are excited to once again be working with so many great organizations around the globe.”
Since its inaugural year in 2005, CA Together in Action has provided support to more than 1,200 volunteer projects with approximately 45,000 hours of community service. While CA Technologies has annual initiatives, like CA Together in Action throughout the month of October, and a Green Week of environmental programs in April to celebrate Earth Day, volunteer opportunities are available year round and employees are able to use up to three work days each year to give back.
Partner organizations from communities in the U.S. and abroad continue to express their excitement in partnering with CA Technologies during CA Together in Action.
“The Atlanta Community Food Bank is very appreciative of CA Technologies and its employee volunteers who will be participating in our sorting and repacking sessions for the eighth consecutive year,” said Vilma Wallace, volunteer manager. “Year after year, we look forward to this dedicated group of volunteers who assist us in the fight to end hunger in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia areas.”
“Through technology courses for students, equipment donations and environmental improvements, CA Technologies and its employees have supported the Czech Republic’s School for the Deaf Holečkova for several years,” said Mgr. Václav Chmelíř, school director. “We are excited to have CA employees back again to participate in activities for CA Together in Action and look forward to continuing this great partnership in support of children who are hearing impaired.”
Nonprofit organizations CA Together in Action will support this year include:
Arizona: Operation Fix-it
California: Loaves & Fishes, Save Mt Diablo
Colorado: High Plains Environmental Center
Florida: Metropolitan Ministries
Georgia: Atlanta Community Food Bank
Illinois: Northern Illinois Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity DuPage County
Massachusetts: Drumlin Farm Nature Center
Michigan: Gleaners Community Food Bank
Minnesota: Feed My Starving Children
North Carolina: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
New Hampshire: Blue Ocean Society
New Jersey: NJ Farmer’s Against Hunger
New York: Clinton Foundation, Cohen's Children's Medical Center, The Smithtown 5K Running of the Bull in Honor of Courtney Sipes, Island Harvest, Girls Inc., Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club of America, March of Dimes, Robert Moses State Park, NPower, Hospital for Special Surgery, Year Up and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
North Carolina: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Pennsylvania: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Texas: Feast of Sharing, Capital Area Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank
Virginia: Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary
Australia: Starlight Children’s Foundation, FirstVoice, MS Australia, Daystar Foundation
China: China Population Welfare Foundations
Colombia: Niños por un Nuevo Planeta
Czech Republic: Vyšší Hrádek, Children´s home Pysely, eStudanky, School for the Deaf Holečkova
France: Passerelles Numériques
Germany: Technische Universität Darmstadt
India: CA-HOPE School, Helping Hearts Foundation, Goonj, Nirman Vidya Helpline and Youth for Seva
Italy: Nocetum Onlun and SOS Villaggi dei Bambini (SOS Children's Villages)
Japan: Tokyo Project Office
Mexico: Instituto Pedagógico para Problemas del Lenguaje IAP
Peru: Asociación Kantaya
Thailand: Plan International Thailand/Pang Dang Village
UK: Animal Sanctuary at Dorney, Herschel Park, Langley Academy
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.
About CA Together
CA Technologies is a global corporation with a local commitment. The company works to improve the quality of life in communities where its employees live and work worldwide and is fully committed to advancing social, environmental and economic sustainability. CA Together, the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, is driven by the core philanthropic focus of improving the lives of underserved children and communities around the world. CA Technologies does this by supporting organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives and well-being of others with a primary focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. CA Together activities encompass employee volunteerism and matching gifts; in-kind donations of CA Technologies products and services; and wide-ranging partnerships and philanthropic support to community organizations worldwide. It also includes the company’s sustainability area and focus on advancing CA Technologies strategy and initiatives toward the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. For more information visit: www.ca.com/us/csr.
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