Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has been focussing its technology minds on reducing the carbon footprint of the auditing group, and stated recently, "Through increased use of technology, we were able to provide a better service to candidates, achieve greater engagement, increase speed and cost-effectiveness and, at the same time, take steps to reduce the firm's carbon footprint.
Results like this helped us to 15th place in The Sunday Times 50 Best Green Companies, a position we aim to improve on next year."
It has set itself the target of reducing its energy consumption by a further 10 per cent next year, having reduced power usage by six per cent this year. The auditors have calculated that PWC consumes 28 per cent less power than it did in 2003.
In the US PWC named a new CIO, Stuart Fulton, who stepped up from leading the technology side of its tax and business divisions. Fulton has a team of 1200 people supporting 30,000 users in the US.
Back in the UK PWC staff were told in October that the company was instigating a pay freeze to cope with the pressures of the credit crunch.
PWC continues to monitor the technology world and has produced recent reporters highlighting poor IT spending in government and intellectual property risks organisations face.