Vordel joins leading enterprises in green credit carbon footprint reduction program
Developers can now contribute to CO2 emissions reduction with industry's most popular SOA Design-time policy test tool
San Francisco, February 6, 2007 - Vordel today announced at the annual RSA Security conference a voluntary initiative to enable users of its best-selling SOA Design-time policy test tool, Vordel SOAPbox, to contribute to the neutralization of carbon dioxide emissions. The company will dedicate a tree through The CarbonNeutral Company for every edition of the SOAPbox purchased.
Vordel is joining the ranks of leading companies and organizations around the world to take action to reduce CO2 emissions. CO2 levels have risen one third since the industrial revolution and are set to double in the next 100 years; temperatures are projected to rise between 1.4 and 5.8 degrees centigrade over the next 100 years.
Sue Welland, Executive Director at The CarbonNeutral Company commenting on the announcement said, "This is a great initiative and one that could encourage people to think about their contribution to climate change'.
Vordel VP Marketing Hugh Carroll speaking on the announcement said "Human induced climate change - which results from increased 'greenhouse' gases - is the greatest environmental threat of this century. Vordel is making this pledge to assist in the neutralization of carbon emissions.
We recognize that people want to work in as environmentally responsible a manner as possible in their workday lives, but sometimes don't know how. By launching this initiative, we will get people thinking about how they can make a real difference."
To find out more about how you can participate in this environmental care program, go to www.vordel.com/soapbox
Vordel provides a complete SOA security solution to ensure that its customers realize the benefits of SOA, without the danger of unmanaged services operating "under the radar". By applying security management to SOA, Vordel allows its customers to govern Web Service usage and ensure service performance. Vordel customers include Allianz, Badenia, British American Tobacco, Ericsson, Fortis ASR, Mazda, Telefonica, Telecom Italia Mobile, and Government agencies in the US and worldwide. www.vordel.com
About The Carbon Neutral Company
The CarbonNeutral Company is the world's leading carbon offset and climate consulting business, selling VERs and CERs. We enable businesses and individuals to tackle their climate change impacts in a way which delivers value - commercial, environmental, personal. The company works with over 200 B2B, B2C, NGO and government clients including BSkyB, Honda, Avis Europe, Barclays Bank, The World Conservation Union, Berkeley Homes, Ricoh and the Radio Taxis Group as well as celebrities and 50,000+ consumer clients.
CarbonNeutral® is the registered trademark of The CarbonNeutral Company (TCNC). It is the leading brand mark and quality standard for action on climate change. It means global warming emissions have been measured, reductions recommended, and the remaining emissions 'offset' in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol. This Protocol assures quality of offset projects, and carbon footprint assessments. It is regularly reviewed by an Independent Advisory Group, chaired by Professor John (previously Chief scientist and Director at the UK's Environment Agency) and representatives from business and NGOs which currently includes Mark Kenber of The Climate Group (lead author of the Gold Standard) and John Niles (lead author of Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance's standard for forestry carbon offset), Sally Uren (Forum for the Future), Ben Stimson (Sky).
The 'audit trail' includes an annual independent verification of CarbonNeutral programmes - from contract with carbon offset partner through to contract with client and everything in between.
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