AT Kearney plans to be carbon-neutral in 2 yrs

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New Delhi, Sept 24 (UNI) Global management consulting firm A T Kearney today said it plans to move to a carbon-neutral consulting model within two years.

''The commitment to carbon-neutrality applies to all aspects of its global operations - both internal and client-facing activities - and is one part of a larger sustainability effort being launched across the firm's offices in 33 countries,'' the company said in a statement.

Efforts will focus on reducing the frequency of business travel and using collaborative technology to maintain the firm's hallmark collaborative working style in a more environmentally sustainable fashion.

''The travel inherent in the consulting industry gives it a disproportionately large carbon footprint compared with many other professional services organisations,'' said company Managing Officer and Chairman Paul Laudicina.

The company will develop a series of innovative alternative delivery mechanisms for providing consulting services in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

''Sustainability will become an equally important issue for India as well, and will have to come centre stage in the next 3-5 years; and the company's Indian team plans to start working and educating its clients now on adopting and planning their businesses with an explicit mandate to being Carbon neutral, said A T Kearney India Managing Officer Vivek R Gupta.

A T Kearney's offices are located in major business centres in 33 countries.

UNI

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