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24 Aug 2012
COL Achieved ISO 14001 Certification
Bringing Environmental Conservation to the Fore through Excellent Environmental Management System

Hong Kong - Aug 24, 2012 - COL Limited, an IT services subsidiary of Wharf T&T and the leading IT services provider in Hong Kong, today announced that COL has received ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management System certification for its data centre management services, business continuity & recovery services and tape vault services. The ISO 14001 certification runs alongside our existing ISO 20000 IT Services Management and ISO 27001 Information Security Management.

ISO 14001 provides a framework for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to the environment by implementing a systematic procedure to reduce environmental impacts on resource and energy management, air emission, water use & discharge, noise, heat & vibration, as well as land use, etc.

“COL cares about the environment and we are dedicated to upholding environmental standards throughout our service operations. COL has developed a comprehensive policy on environmental control, resource utilisation, green procurement, pollution and waste management. Achieving ISO 14001 is a key milestone to our journey towards environmental sustainability,” said Charles Wong, General Manager, Data Centre and Engineering Services, COL Limited. “We will continue our efforts to advancing environmental stewardship as it has become an integral part of our daily business operation.”

“SGS is pleased to award ISO 14001 certificate to COL as it has embraced and implemented an effective approach to environmental management. We are confident that COL will be a good corporate citizen and continue to enhance its environmental management system, which in turn contributes to COL’s sustainable development,” said Chris Yau, Senior Manager of Global New Products and Services Development, SGS Hong Kong Limited.

COL was the first service provider in Hong Kong to attain ISO 9001:2000 for its business continuity services in 2004 and was the first in Asia to attain dual certifications of ISO/IEC 20000:2005 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 in 2008.

About COL
COL is an IT service subsidiary of Wharf T&T Limited and a leading IT services company in Hong Kong with over 40 years of experience. Our goal is to help customers to drive their business performance through quality services and better products and solutions. COL offers a full range of IT infrastructure, system integration and application services as well as business continuity and disaster recovery services to our customers. COL’s application implementation services cover Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and Business Intelligence & Analytics solutions. Our data centre and business continuity solution is the flagship in the product portfolio with 80% market share in the financial industry and the MNC sector. To ensure a high-quality standard, COL is the first provider in Asia achieving dual certification of the ISO/IEC 20000:2005 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for its data centre, business recovery services and tape vault operations.

COL is a Cisco Gold partner, an EMC Velocity Partner, a Juniper Networks Elite Partner, a Microsoft Certified Partner, an Oracle Gold Partner and a VMware Partner. COL is CMMI Level 3 assessed. For further information about COL, please visit COL website at www.col.com.hk.

About Wharf T&T
Wharf T&T is a leading ICT service provider in Hong Kong and strictly focuses on enabling customers' businesses with one-stop-shop ICT services. Backed by the state-of-the-art "Fibre-to-the-Desk" (FTTD) ultra-high speed broadband network, Wharf T&T possesses strong system integration capabilities and a full suite of subscription-based Fibre Cloud solutions to cope with the evolving demand of ICT adoption in the business sector. Our full range of professional ICT service portfolio encompasses voice, data, conferencing, email messaging, web-building and hosting, IT security, network solution and integration, application implementation, data centre, business continuity and disaster recovery services. For more information, please visit www.wharftt.com.

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