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KPMG Named A Top Green-It Firm By Computerworld

KPMG Named A Top Green-It Firm By Computerworld

Published 04-20-09

Submitted by KPMG

NEW YORK, April 20, 2009 "“ KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, announced today that it has been named to IDG's Computerworld's list of Top Green-IT Organizations for 2009. The firm ranks No. 7 on the list, which identifies 12 organizations that are implementing smart, efficient strategies to achieve green IT.

"KPMG is honored to receive this award from Computerworld," said Dick Anderson, Chief Information Officer at KPMG LLP. "This recognition highlights the progress the firm has made in its commitment to pursuing environmentally friendly business practices. These efforts are truly a collaborative endeavor by all of KPMG's people who have a passion for supporting the firm’s green initiatives."

KPMG's green IT initiatives are part of its Living Green program, which seeks to reduce the amount of waste the firm generates and natural resources it consumes. KPMG's leading green IT practices include:

  • A new state of the art technology center, which uses 14 natural gas-powered micro-turbines that provide exceptional energy efficiency, generating up to 840 kW of electricity that is enough to support up to 75 percent of the electricity needed for the facility;
  • Recycling every laptop, monitor, and printer, both for reuse and disposal of toxic materials. Last year KPMG recycled 45 tons of technology equipment;
  • Reducing its energy consumption through server virtualization (using one computer server to do the work of many);
  • Converting to energy efficient multi-functional duplex printers, which has enabled KPMG to avoid the emission of over 1000 tons of carbon dioxide; and
  • Moving to 30 percent recycled paper, which reduces greenhouse gases by 1.12 million pounds and waste water by 4.48 million gallons annually.
Computerworld selected the organizations on its list based on a set of criteria developed with the help of green-IT industry experts. The criteria identifies organizations that are working to reduce energy consumption in IT equipment and are using technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. Based on weighting scheme developed, the top 12 Green-IT Users and top 12 Green-IT Vendors lists were chosen.

"Smart organizations know that there are energy and money savings beyond data center walls, and even beyond the IT department. Green-IT efforts are found up and down the supply chain, from the data center to the desktop, from the mainframe to the end user," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. "The organizations recognized in our second annual Top Green-IT issue have explored new ways to apply technology to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in every part of their operations."

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have 137,000 professionals, including more than 7,600 partners, in 144 countries.

About Computerworld
Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, weekly publication and focused conference series form the hub of the world’s largest global IT media network.

About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is one of the world's leading technology media, events and research companies. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers. The company's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events.
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KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have 113,000 professionals, including 6,800 partners, in 148 countries.

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