NTT DATA Donates to ClimateForce and Tree Planting Programs to Help Counter Effects of Climate Change
PLANO, Texas. – January 10, 2023 – NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, today announced a donation to ClimateForce, a charity focused on countering effects of climate change. In addition, the NTT DATA Environmental Sustainability and Technology (NEST) employee resource group, which raises awareness for environmental sustainability within the company, is donating to responsible tree-planting programs in India and Mexico.
In honor of NTT DATA’s Client Advisory Board, a cross-industry forum of clients helping to shape the future of IT services, the company has donated to support ClimateForce’s efforts to restore a scarred section of Australia’s Daintree Rainforest where it meets the Great Barrier Reef. The Daintree Rainforest is located in Tropical North Queensland, Australia and is over 135 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world.
“ClimateForce is a proving ground for practical economic models and actions that protect biodiversity while supporting sustainable business practices and lifestyles,” said Barney Swan, CEO and Co-founder of ClimateForce. “We will use NTT DATA’s generous donation to expand our current initiatives to restore the Daintree Rainforest and drive innovation for sustainable technologies and practices to aid in Earth’s recovery from climate change.”
NTT DATA previously announced its support for the Undaunted: South Pole 2023 Expedition, a journey across the Antarctic region highlighting sustainable technologies and renewable energy. Barney is accompanying his father, Robert Swan, on this historic walk across Antarctica. The initiative is in conjunction with the 2041 Foundation, a decades-long effort by Robert Swan to raise awareness for preservation of Antarctica before 2041, the year in which mining access to the region is up for re-negotiation.
While the Undaunted Expedition raises awareness for solutions to climate change, the travel to get the team and their supplies to Antarctica does have an environmental impact. These donations are made to help counter the impact of this expedition and other actions related to the journey.
In November, NTT DATA launched a web-based app and a podcast series to provide information on Swan’s expedition and encourage individuals and organizations to commit to their own journeys toward sustainability.
“Giving back to the environment in the form of restoration is an essential part of advocating for sustainable practices and fostering a global, collaborative momentum,” said Mona Charif, Chief Marketing Officer, NTT DATA Services. “We extend our support to ClimateForce for their dedicated contributions to caring for our planet, and we’ll continue to support tree-planting programs around the world.”
NTT DATA is supporting ClimateForce, Swan’s Undaunted expedition, and tree-planting programs based on the company’s vision to realize a sustainable future. NTT DATA’s donations to tree-planting programs have resulted in more than 10,000 trees being planted this year. The company is actively shifting to donate trees as gifts to clients and event attendees, along with other environmentally friendly gifts, instead of wasteful merchandise. The NEST employee resource group also hosts volunteer eco-friendly challenges among employees where trees are donated in the name of contest winners, who earn the prize by completing earth-friendly actions.
To learn more about NTT DATA’s mission to promote environmental awareness, visit NTT DATA Corporate Social Responsibility.
ClimateForce is a registered Australian charity that seeks to accelerate scalable and sustainable solutions for business and daily life. The organization is based in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in Queensland, Australia. The ClimateForce team engages locally, nationally, and internationally to connect businesses to productive and profitable carbon-neutral models. Visit theclimateforce.org to learn more.
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