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Greening IT: environmentally responsible IT infrastructure

  • 11.12.2008

As part of its sustainable development programme "Greening IT", BNP Paribas' Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) has launched two IT initiatives: Green Team and Second Life PC.


Green Team is an exchange platform for green technology best practices in France and abroad. The open forum allows all employees to play their part in making BNP Paribas' IT infrastructure more environmentally friendly.

With this in mind, in October CIT finalised its Second Life PC venture, which consists of recycling over 200 computers by donating them to charitable organizations as Emmaüs, Restos du Coeur (Restaurants of the Heart), Secours Catholique (Catholic Aid) or the "Association pour le droit à l'initiative économique" (ADIE or Association for the Right to Economic Initiative).
Supplied with Microsoft XP and Office licenses via the Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR) programme, and new keyboards and mice provided by Dell, these second-hand PCs get a new lease of life for the benefit of their new owners.

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Also read the Green IT special report and articles on forachangingworld.com, the blog on BNP Paribas' goodwill initiatives.