Atea achieves ISO 14001 certifications and reduces customers CO2 emission impact with 136,193 tonnes during the first 7 months of 2009

Atea launched in 2008 that all companies within the Atea Group will have Climate Reports and will be certified according to the ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems Standard during 2009. By August 2009 this target now is in place and all the companies in the Atea Group have achieved the ISO 14001 certifications.

Atea launched in 2008 that all companies within the Atea Group will have Climate Reports and will be certified according to the ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems Standard during 2009. By August 2009 this target now is in place and all the companies in the Atea Group have achieved the ISO 14001 certifications.

Atea will in line with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System continuously implement necessary actions to lower the Group's total CO2 emission. The Atea Carbon Action Plan contains an expected total saving amount for Atea of MNOK 39.1 in 2009, and reduction of CO2 emissions with 1,075 tonnes CO2 or 13% of Atea's total emissions.

"As the leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure products and services, our responsibility and intent is that Green IT shall be of high priority by all our customers. Atea's goitgreen concept is focused on optimizing Green IT by handling the total IT product life cycle from IT policies, products, consultancies, logistics, solutions and recycling. goitgreen improves our customers' environmental performance through lower CO2 emissions and more efficient energy use," says Claus Hougesen, CEO in Atea ASA.

Atea has sold environmental friendly pc's, server solutions and video conference systems to customers during the first 7 months which have reduced the customers' CO2 emission by 136,193 tonnes CO2 which equals the yearly CO2 impact of 22,549 consumers, or 10,724 Nordic households. The customers have achieved these CO2 emission reductions by using Atea's successful and easy implementable goitgreen concept.

"We have seen a booming increase in our customers' demands for recycling of used IT equipments. After the introduction of Atea's successful green recycling concept goitloop in 2008, we have seen an increase of 65% in our recycling business in first half of 2009 compared with first half of 2008," says Hougesen.

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