Fair Isaac Corporation, the provider of analytics and decision management technology, has formally announced its Sustainable Enterprise Initiative. This company-wide program is designed to reduce Fair Isaac's carbon footprint through energy and natural resource conservation, while also delivering operational savings.
The company will focus initially on three areas: improving the energy efficiency of its information technology infrastructure; reducing employee commute miles through telecommuting; and using post-consumer paper products wherever possible while decreasing overall consumption of paper.
Taken together, these efforts are expected to meaningfully reduce Fair Isaac's greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, by 2010, Fair Isaac plans to cut the amount of power needed to run its information technology systems by 50 percent and reduce its printing output by 80 percent.
"As a company, we're determined to reduce our carbon footprint and do our part in addressing climate change," said Laurent Pacalin, chief marketing officer of Fair Isaac and co-founder of the Clean Tech Open. "Thanks to the enthusiastic support of employees and Fair Isaac's leadership team, we're already making measureable progress." T
he Fair Isaac Sustainable Enterprise Initiative is a multi-year program, with specific goals and metrics to chart the company's performance and efficiency gains, as well as its reduction in carbon emissions. "The drive to create this program actually emanated from all across the company at once," commented Christopher Rence, chief information officer at Fair Isaac.
"At the same time company leadership was considering the best ways to increase system efficiency and performance, employees were asking what more they could do in terms of recycling and other volunteer activities. So in comparison to some companies, our decision to undertake this initiative has been quick and easy."