Good data is fundamental for making good decisions, and that is why we have underpinned our sustainability program with our comprehensive data set comprising 10 million data points collected and analyzed each year. We work hard to ensure our data is relevant, comprehensive, consistent and complete, with one central team collating, processing and reporting our data.
The infographic above shows the key data points captured by our global carbon accounting system
On the micro level, we are able to generate both project-specific carbon reports for clients and individual carbon statements for our people, enabling individuals and teams to track their own emissions and identify opportunities for carbon reductions where possible.
On the macro level, across the Capgemini Group, our carbon accounting tool enables us to forecast global emissions, track progress against our ambitious environmental targets and react to risks and opportunities as they emerge.
Carbon data is also of growing interest to investors and clients with voluntary disclosure schemes such as CDP, Ecovadis, Vigeo-Eiris developing in response to this demand. Our world class carbon management approach has helped us score A- in our CDP Climate Change disclosure in 2016, placing us in the top 23% of companies in our sector.
Unlocking our data through a Global Carbon Hackathon
In 2017, we ran a unique Global Carbon Hackathon. Aiming to disrupt and innovate, the Global Carbon Hackathon unleashed the power of collective creativity to provide fresh insight into our carbon data.
For a two-week period, 52 teams representing 11 countries from across the Capgemini Group were given access to an extract of our carbon data with the goal of developing innovative new ways of visualizing and extracting insight from the data. The competition captured the imagination of over 200 data scientists, developers and analysts who developed new ways to visualize the data and created innovative ideas for applications that could drive reduction of carbon.
The best ideas were shortlisted by technology and sustainability experts from across the Capgemini Group, with the eight shortlisted teams asked to pitch their ideas to a panel in a final Dragon’s Den style event.
The final winners were a UK-based team named Greenovation. Their entry combined interactive data visualizations designed to inform strategic decision-making, with an idea for employee app to allow teams to track and compete to reduce their travel impacts. The quality of the ideas from all teams was so high that 2018 will see us take forward several of the best ideas for further exploration.
Environmental Management System
We manage our impacts through our ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System. Across the group 82% of our operations are now ISO 14001 certified.
In 2017, Capgemini Group achieved its first global ISO 14001 certificate for its Environmental Management System (EMS), the culmination of several years’ effort developing a one team approach to environmental management globally. During 2017, Capgemini Poland achieved ISO 14001 certification for the first time, joining a global certificate which now covers ten countries, 208 sites and operations associated with 142,215 people. A further five countries are due to migrate from individual certificates, so across the Group more than 82% of our operations by headcount are now ISO 14001 certified.
Central to Capgemini’s global sustainability strategy is our innovative approach to environmental management with our Global Sustainability Centre of Excellence (CoE) team of environmental experts based in India providing remote support to ensure that we manage our environmental impacts. ISO 14001 forms a core part of our approach and demonstrates our commitment to continually improve the management of environmental issues and to minimizing our impacts.