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CA snags huge grocery concern as customer for sustainability management software

CA has just received a pretty big endorsement for its sustainability data and strategy management software, ecoSoftware -- a deal with the world's third largest grocery retailer, U.K.

CA has just received a pretty big endorsement for its sustainability data and strategy management software, ecoSoftware -- a deal with the world's third largest grocery retailer, U.K.-based Tesco.

Tesco, which employs 468,000 people in roughly 4,000 locations, will use CA ecoSoftware to manage the task of accounting for its carbon emissions across all of these operations. Tesco has pledged to cut its carbon emissions in half from existing buildings by 2020, using 2006 as the baseline measure. It also plans to cut its emissions from each "case of goods" delivered by 50 percent before 2012. The company has already addressed its energy usage, cutting consumption in the United Kingdom in half.

CA ecoSoftware can handle a variety of sustainability initiatives, including everything from energy management to supply chain optimization projects. Here are more details of the Tesco deal in the form of a press releast.