Environmental Sustainability

Delivering positive solutions for environmental issues, managing our own impacts. and supporting clients

We strive to minimize the environmental impact of our operations while supporting our clients’ sustainability initiatives. Currently, we are addressing the following key areas:

  • Energy usage: When making new real-estate acquisitions, we take into consideration efficiency and sustainability certifications such, as LEED, as well as accessibility to mass transit. In existing facilities, we upgrade the infrastructure and actively monitor power consumption with advanced energy-saving measures such as high-efficiency lighting, cooling, heating, and smart-energy systems.
  • Business travel: We promote smart, safe travel through our North America Travel program. The North America Travel team facilitates the reduction of business travel and commuting emissions, ensuring that the right tools are in place for every employee to make informed, sustainable decisions when it comes to travel. Advances in virtual collaboration technology have radically changed the way businesses operate, reducing the need for time-consuming and carbon-intensive business travel, and we work to ensure that our delivery teams are experts in not only the use of these tools but in effective virtual team practices and behaviors. We are also expanding our delivery centers of excellence around the region, further enabling effective delivery of leading-edge digital solutions from a remote location. 
  • Waste management: We provide recycling removal, and employ environmentally friendly disposal, and recycling of electronic equipment. We have implemented a swipe-to-print system in all North America sites to reduce paper waste, and all electronic equipment is recycled according to local legislation. In 2019, we replaced all single-use plastic products in our North America office kitchens and breakrooms with multi-use or biodegradable alternatives. Several of our largest sites now compost organic waste.

We have been commended for our approach to managing climate action this year, achieving a place on the CDP’s prestigious “A List” for climate change. CDP is a global non-profit group that studies environmental impact, and placing on its list recognizes our commitment to sustainability as part of our Architects of Positive Futures ambition.

Read our new report – The Sustainable Business Revolution – to find out why we believe businesses must pivot to an ecosystem approach to hit 2030 carbon targets, or find out more about our partnership with the World Climate Summit.

We are committed to cutting our carbon emissions and we are one of the first companies in our sector to have our carbon-reduction target validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This confirms that our goals are consistent with the global effort to keep average temperature increase well below the 2 degrees Celsius threshold agreed at the Cop21 climate conference in Paris.

Target: Reduce our carbon footprint per North America employee by 30% by 2030

  • 4% reduction in emissions per North America employee since 2015
  • 13% reduction in total North America business travel emissions since 2015
  • 1% reduction in business travel emissions per North America employee since 2015

How will we reach our new ambition?

Our ambition to be net zero by 2030CDP-climate-A-List-stamp is a significant step on our journey. As one of the first in our sector to set science-based targets, we are proud of our commitment to taking bold action on climate change, and earlier this year we achieved a place on the CDP’s prestigious A list in recognition for our approach and impact.

Our approach to environmental sustainability

We are resourceful

  • We drive efficiency and innovation across our business operations, focusing on our most material environmental impact areas – travel reduction, energy, and waste management.
  • We leverage the passion of our employees to innovate through our employee resource groups.
  • Our CARES employee resource group launched the CARES Sustainability Council to provide a venue for any passionate employee to develop and execute an initiative in support of our carbon reduction goals.

We are impactful

  • We recognize we can make great contributions to addressing environmental challenges through the services we deliver to our clients, leveraging our combined innovation and technology.
  • We offer 30 capabilities that can and are delivering tangible sustainability benefits to our clients.
  • In 2018, we launched the Sustainable Ambassadors Network, a group of client-facing consultants passionate about sustainability, serve as subject matter experts within their business areas.

We are accountable

  • We monitor and report our environmental impacts transparently.
  • We have a world-class carbon accounting system that collects and analyzes 10 million data points each year.
  • We are ISO 14001 certified; all North America sites are covered under this certificate.
  • Our climate-change risk assessment (CCRA) uses scientific research to identify the top climate hazards facing Capgemini.

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