NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, today announces that it has become the first Japanese company to be recognised as a CDP Gold Accredited Solutions Provider. CDP is an international non-governmental organisation that runs the platform for environment-related disclosure. NTT DATA has been utilising digital technologies to support the decarbonisation efforts of customers in a wide range of industries, and going forward, through cooperation with CDP, will further advance green innovation for the decarbonisation of global society.
NTT DATA pursues green innovation by utilising digital technologies, and has set targets of a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from FY 2016 levels (1.5°C science-based target), and carbon neutrality by 2040. In January 2022, NTT DATA began providing a “green consulting service,” supporting customers and society with strategy formulation, establishment of mechanisms, and other services to achieve carbon neutrality.
In recognition of these efforts, on March 1, 2022, NTT DATA was named a CDP Gold Accredited Solutions Provider by CDP, a respected international NGO in the field of climate change. CDP partners categorised as gold are able to offer global support, whereas silver partners are accredited in Japan or other specific countries. NTT DATA is the first Japanese company to be recognised as a gold partner.
In addition, NTT DATA has been certified in the CDP partner categories of “climate change consultancy” and “software.”
About the CDP Partner Categories
There are a total of 10 categories for CDP partners (as of February 2022). The two categories in which NTT DATA has been certified (Climate Change Consultancy and Software) are as follows.
- Climate Change Consultancy
Companies certified to guide the carbon neutrality efforts of customers and society, from strategy formulation through implementation.
Companies certified to design and build frameworks to support carbon neutrality for customers and society.
NTT DATA, as a CDP Gold Accredited Solutions Provider in the categories of Climate Change Consultancy and Software, will use its technology and experience to support carbon neutrality throughout the world. By further strengthening its activities through CDP and other global initiatives, and by bringing together various individuals and organisations, NTT DATA aims to build a new world and achieve carbon neutrality.
NTT Green Innovation toward 2040
NTT Group announced its environmental vision “NTT Green Innovation toward 2040” on September 28, 2021, setting goals for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to FY2013), to reach carbon neutrality in the mobile and data centres businesses by FY2030, and to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2040. NTT Group is expanding its initiatives for carbon neutrality to wider society, supporting the Japanese government’s target of a 46% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to FY2013 levels) by FY2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050.