Accreditation highlights company’s ongoing success in helping Pitney Bowes and other clients accurately manage carbon emissions
Spokane, WA — March 4, 2015 — Ecova—the total energy and sustainability management company—today announced that it has obtained accreditation from CDP as a silver software partner for the fourth consecutive year. The accreditation reflects Ecova’s continued commitment to helping its clients meet the highest standards of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting while simplifying the process for calculating and reporting with the use of Ecova’s Carbon Management Solution.
“Ecova’s Carbon Management Solution is a valuable resource for companies reporting to CDP,” said Paul Robins, CDP’s head of corporate partnerships. “Alongside calculating GHG emissions, their software houses business analytic tools for forecasting, scenario modeling and project tracking, and we are delighted that they will continue to be a CDP silver software partner in 2015.”
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. Considered the de facto reporting system for carbon management actions, more than 5,000 companies from 207 cities within over 80 countries reported to CDP’s various programs in 2014. Every year, CDP’s reports and leadership index act as a meaningful measuring stick for companies to compare their efforts to manage their climate impacts and capture business value from climate-related opportunities. Accredited partners of CDP work to encourage the highest quality reporting and disclosure of data related to climate change, such as carbon emissions.
“Pitney Bowes’ partnership with Ecova in the management of our utility data for carbon reporting purposes has been extremely helpful in enabling us to respond to the CDP climate change and supply chain questionnaires in a timely manner,” said John Thaler, director, global environment, health and safety for Pitney Bowes. “Pitney Bowes adopted Ecova’s Carbon Manager Software in 2014, which further improved our ability to consolidate our global carbon footprint data, calculate greenhouse gas emissions and simplify data transfer to CDP. Ecova’s assistance has reduced the manual labor necessary for this reporting process, improved data integrity and has simplified our achieving third party verification.”
Ecova’s comprehensive Carbon Management Solution combines Ecova’s Carbon Manager Software, which is a suite of analytic tools built on a foundation of high-resolution consumption data and in-depth industry knowledge, with its Carbon Consulting solution, consisting of a team of industry-leading carbon management experts who assist in development of right-sized carbon management programs. With more than 50 carbon accounting clients and direct access to clients’ primary carbon data, Ecova has data management expertise and a breadth of experience unrivaled in the industry.
“As one of only 11 accredited CDP software partners globally, we are proud of the role we play in helping our clients participate in CDP’s programs,” said Jana Schmidt, president and CEO of Ecova. “Ecova has access to more than 2.5 billion energy data points, which provides the data foundation needed to properly manage, track and report on a company’s GHG emissions. Through the use of our Carbon Management Software and expert consulting guidance, we are supporting companies on a path to higher quality carbon management, and by default, better business and operational management.”
Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is a subsidiary of Cofely, the leading brand of GDF SUEZ Energy Services. For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ecova, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.