2008 was a breakthrough year for Capgemini UK, marking the launch of our environmental sustainability programme. For the past ten years, we have been striving to minimise our own environmental impacts against ambitious targets whilst exploring opportunities to enable our clients, suppliers and our people to reduce their impacts. We have been bold with our sustainability ambitions over the past ten years.
We established our inaugural sustainability targets in 2008, which we subsequently embedded into our ground-breaking seven-year IT services contract with the Environment Agency. More recently we became the first in our sector to announce a bold new science-based target. This ensures our carbon reduction objectives are in line with the level of decarbonisation required to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, the goal set out at the 2015 COP21 conference in Paris.
In total, since 2008 our efforts across Capgemini UK have helped us achieve a 42% reduction in absolute carbon emissions, a 54% reduction in office energy consumption and a 14% reduction in business travel emissions.
Find out more about our achievements in our ‘Ten From Ten’ thought leadership series exploring the ten lessons we have learnt from ten years of sustainability.
To find out more about our global approach to Environmental Sustainability please read the 2017/18 Capgemini Group Environmental Sustainability Report.
For more information about the Architects of Positive Futures programme in the UK please read the 2017/18 Capgemini UK Architects of Positive Futures Report