3rd October 2012 - We are pleased to announce that the University of Manchester has selected Greenstone Carbon Management to assist in measuring, monitoring and reducing its environmental impact through Greenstone's Acco2unt and SupplierPortal solutions.
By implementing Greenstone's web-based carbon management solution, Acco2unt, the University is now able to calculate, manage and report carbon emissions from multiple sources across its buildings and business activities. This includes being able to measure and monitor the impact of energy, travel, waste, water and IT.
As the UK's biggest University, the University of Manchester is under increasing pressure to disclose transparent and accurate carbon and energy data. Traditionally it has captured and measured this data using Excel spreadsheets, a resource-intensive approach that does not enable flexible analysis. Moving this process onto Acco2unt will ensure greater transparency of data and reduce the burden of carbon reporting across multiple sites, enabling the University to focus on analysing the results and developing carbon reduction strategies.
In support of its strategy to reduce energy consumption, the University of Manchester is now able to calculate the energy and carbon footprint of its ICT estate through Acco2unt. The energy profile of the ICT estate can be uploaded, analysed and broken down by different equipment types to provide an indication of where additional energy savings can be made and the impact of efficiency programmes already in place.
The University of Manchester has a significant annual spend and monitoring the performance of its supplier network is a huge challenge. The University will also implement Greenstone's SupplierPortal solution, enabling it to monitor environmental, labour, health & safety and anti-bribery & corruption information across its supplier network. The web-based solution also enables suppliers to calculate their carbon, waste and water footprints based on business consumption data uploaded to the portal.
Lucy Millard, Environmental Sustainability Manager at the University of Manchester, comments: 'The implementation of Greenstone's carbon management and SupplierPortal solutions signals another significant step in the University of Manchester's drive to improve its environmental performance across its operations. It makes the whole process of tracking and reporting our emissions quicker, easier and more cost-effective.'
Matthew de Villiers, CEO at Greenstone, comments: 'We are delighted that the University of Manchester has selected Greenstone's Acco2unt and SupplierPortal solutions and we look forward to helping it deliver on their commitment to becoming recognised as a leader in environmental performance. We are finding that organisations in the educational sector are looking for more efficient ways to measure and report their carbon emissions because they are under increasing pressure to make cost savings and reduce their environmental impact.'
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Notes to Editor
Greenstone's unique Acco2unt software product suite provides organisations with robust carbon management and accounting solutions. It enables organisations to measure, manage, plan, store and report emission data, track performance on their carbon footprint at multiple organisational levels and to model carbon footprint reduction strategies. Acco2unt can significantly reduce the burden of auditing and reporting for compliance and voluntary reporting purposes. An extensive list of emission sources is included in the software's calculation covering energy, travel and transport, waste and water.
About Greenstone Carbon Management Limited
Greenstone Carbon Management Limited is a specialist carbon solutions company based in London, United Kingdom. Formed in 2006, it works in partnership with major commercial and public sector organisations to help measure, manage and mitigate their carbon emissions to realise business and financial benefits. Greenstone's proposition comprises both consulting advice and access to a suite of Carbon Management software tools through a SaaS model.
Engagements with clients usually follow a three step process: (i) Carbon Readiness Assessment; (ii) Acco2unt Configuration and (iii) Ongoing Support. During the engagement, Greenstone will provide tools to help measure and manage the organisation's carbon emissions, set up processes to gather data and to train personnel to manage their carbon footprint on an ongoing basis.
Greenstone works with a range of global businesses and respected brands such as Fujitsu, G4S, Serco, DP World and Nomura. For further information please visit http://www.greenstonecarbon.com
About the University of Manchester
The University of Manchester has a rich and proud heritage dating back to 1824. We are the birthplace of many discoveries which have had a major impact on society including the development of the first modern computer, the splitting of the atom by Rutherford, the first degree in nursing, and the birth of modern economics and medical ethics. Twenty-five Nobel Laureates have worked at the University, with three currently on our staff. Our pioneering track record mirrors the proud heritage of our city which was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the suffragette movement and the worldwide cooperative movement.
For further information, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/
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