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Is global warming such a hot topic for IT?

It used to be the case that companies in certain sectors went beyond the call of duty to prove they were ‘environmentally-friendly’.

They tended to be in those sectors perceived to be the worst offenders such as oil and petro-chemicals. A whole industry grew up as they clamoured to obtain the ISO 14001 environmental management certificates.

The thinking was simple. In those late 20th century days, such accreditation took the attention of the newly active green lobby away from their front door.

Then the message spread and customers – led by the public sector – started to insist suppliers took their environmental responsibilities seriously.