Datacenter consolidation and other power reduction strategies are backing carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.
NYSE Euronext says it has retained carbon-neutral status in 2011, achieving the goal for the second consecutive year while remaining the only global exchange operator to do so.
The sustainability initiative combines the retroactive purchase of renewable energy credits from Green Mountain Energy and carbon offsets from 3Degrees with energy-reduction programs, including installation of efficient lighting and motion sensor fixtures, datacenter consolidation, and other green IT strategies profiled earlier this year in sibling publication Waters. The initiative is estimated to have saved 79,250 metric tons of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions last year.
"Achieving carbon-neutral status for a second year means we are delivering on our commitment to run our business as efficiently as possible and protect the global environment in which we operate. These programs to mitigate our carbon impact and reduce our energy usage are a key component of our responsibility to our worldwide community," says Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext.