We consider energy efficiency in all aspects of our office and data center operations – from the smart management of lighting, heating, and cooling systems, to promoting behavior change initiatives to encouraging our people to save energy. In 2016, we began a transformation program to create more agile, collaborative, and innovative workplaces across the Group. In total, 78 workplace transformations have already been delivered with further 36 to be completed by the end of 2019. Across our estate, this involves embracing a range of energy efficiency measures – for example, we have completed LED lighting replacement projects in the UK, France, and India offices, as well as installations of highly efficient heating and cooling equipment in our UK and India offices.
Energy reduction at a glance
Investing in renewable energy
In addition to our focus on reducing our absolute energy consumption, we look for opportunities to switch to cleaner, renewable energy sources. In 2017, Capgemini entities in Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK purchased over 70% of their electricity from renewables. Norway, India, and France also purchased significant amounts of renewable energy. But this is not all, we have made investments in renewable energy generation at some of our key sites, including a geothermal energy system at our Serge Kampf Les Fontaines Campus in France and solar PV and solar thermal generation at our Aston office in the UK. In India, large-scale solar installations at our Mumbai, Pune and Chennai campuses generate approximately 2.8 million kWh of electricity a year, equivalent to the power consumed by 2,600 Indian homes.