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Bain & Company achieves net zero emissions throughout worldwide operations

04 June 2012 |

NEW YORK – June 4, 2012– Bain & Company, a global leader in the premium strategy consulting industry, announced today that it has been certified as a CarbonNeutral® company, realizing a goal it set two years ago.

This achievement is the result of a comprehensive effort to measure the firm’s global carbon footprint in accordance with international certification standards, coupled with a multi-faceted approach to reach net zero carbon emissions. In addition to its commitment internally to driving sustainable business practices, Bain has achieved its goal of net zero carbon emissions through supporting six green projects including wind power, biomass, forestry, geothermal and methane capture spread across the United States, Brazil, Turkey, India and China.

"This accomplishment is a major step in our commitment to sustainability," said Steven Tallman, Bain partner and head of global operations. "We feel strongly that Bain needs to be a role model on issues affecting our communities and the world at large. Achieving net zero emissions is an important priority for our employees and recruits, and we are increasingly hearing that it is important to our clients as well."

Bain has pursued footprint reduction efforts ranging from local office initiatives around green power and recycling to global server consolidation and increased use of video teleconferencing, including rolling out desktop video capabilities to all staff.

Bain’s global commitment to sustainability is deeply embedded throughout the firm. A linked network of "Green Teams" in over 80% of its 48 offices worldwide ensures that sustainability is integrated into the firm’s day-to-day operations around the globe, and helps to identify cross-office opportunities to reduce Bain’s carbon footprint.

"The nature of our business will never allow us to fully eliminate business travel," said Tallman. "We therefore need to constantly challenge ourselves through our global sustainability strategies and practices in remaining 100% carbon neutral, including through the outstanding efforts of Bain’s Green Teams and our involvement in high impact green projects. These projects represent a range of renewable energy technologies and we are proud to provide funding to help in their financial viability."

To achieve CarbonNeutral® status, Bain & Company worked with The CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions. Certification involved a rigorous and independent assessment of six different greenhouse gas emissions, coupled with an offset-inclusive emissions reduction program.

Editor’s Note: For more information about Bain’s net zero emissions sustainability practices or CarbonNeutral® certification, please contact Cheryl Krauss at email: cheryl.krauss@bain.com or +1 646-562-7863.

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About Bain & Company, Inc.
Bain & Company, a leading global business consulting firm, serves clients on issues of strategy, operations, technology, organization and mergers and acquisitions. The firm was founded in 1973 on the principle that Bain consultants must measure their success by their clients' financial results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With 48 offices in 31 countries, Bain has worked with over 4,900 major multinational, private equity and other corporations across every economic sector. For more information visit: www.bain.com. Follow us on Twitter @BainAlerts.

About The CarbonNeutral Company

The CarbonNeutral Company is a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions. It works with over 400 businesses in 40 countries to develop offset inclusive carbon reduction programs which enable companies to increase revenue, manage costs and engage stakeholders. Since 1997, The CarbonNeutral Company has purchased carbon credits from more than 240 projects in 30 countries.

CarbonNeutral® is the registered trademark of The CarbonNeutral Company and is a global standard to certify that businesses have measured and reduced their CO2 emissions to net zero for their company, products, operations or services in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. The CarbonNeutral Company has offices in London and New York,and is a founding member of The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), which provides leadership and a unified voice in advocating for rigorous offset industry standards. For more information visit: http://us.carbonneutral.com. Follow The CarbonNeutral Company on Twitter @carbonneutralco.