13 Sep '11, 12am

Internet giants fail to grasp growing demand for carbon disclosure - #csr #sustainability #tech

The global internet sector, including Amazon, Baidu and Facebook, is failing to grapple with carbon disclosure demands and emissions reduction plans, according to new research published today. A study by analyst firm Verdantix that assesses the carbon and energy management strategies of the world's 14 largest internet and social networking firms found that only a minority regularly reveal their environmental data and targets. FURTHER READING Firms tackle demand for clear and concise green reporting Google discloses carbon footprint for the first time The report found that only four of the 14 companies in the study, including Akamai, Apple and eBay, disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from datacentres on a global basis. Last week Google also revealed its carbon footprint for the first time. At around 1.5 million tonnes, the energy use of the online giant is on a par wit...

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