Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Logica launches sustainability reporting tool

Logica has announced the launch of its Sustainability Indicator Reporting Application (SIRA), aimed at helping organisations comply with current and future legislative reporting requirements.

It's described as a flexible, scalable and transparent solution that manages a range of sustainability and environmental impact indicators, based on internationally recognised standards, and provides targeting and reporting. The software is underpinned by data management and analytics from Kalido.

Judith Halkerston, UK Managing Director for Energy, Utilities and Telecoms at Logica said: “Organisations today need to navigate their way through a maze of international environmental regulation, with a number of FTSE companies now actively reporting on their sustainability performance. Often, this requires a significant investment in resource and raises challenges to present the data in an intuitive and engaging manner. SIRA is designed to be implemented quickly and flexibly and will help an organisation identify immediate improvements and savings in its sustainability reporting, as well as reducing risk and exposure to potential fines".

It's certainly a booming sector. Just looking at the Carbon Emissions Management Software (CEMS) market (which we hope to be reporting on later in the year), there are now close to 50 competitive products available from a standing start not much more than two years ago.

Logica already partners with environmental company CarbonSim to offer the company's emissions inventory and compliance management solution, called Emissions Logic. SIRA appears to be a broader solution, rather than a new in-house offering, but there doesn't appear to be any more details published as yet.

Anyway, Logica is putting its money where its mouth is and implementing SIRA internally in the UK in 2009. Logica maintains that it has already saved approximately £3.6m over two years in energy costs and £7m in travel costs, as well as avoiding almost £5m in travel costs through increased use of video and teleconferencing.

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