The greatest environmental impact we can have is through the services we deliver to our clients. We have an ambition to help our clients save 10 million carbon tonnes by 2030.
Ensuring technology enables a sustainable future
Companies around the world are investing heavily in minimiing their environmental impacts and seeking to be more resource efficient. Increasingly clients are asking us about the carbon impacts of the services we provide, and the potential for technology to help them address their sustainability challenges.
As a responsible business, we want to play a leadership role in ensuring technology creates a sustainable future, particularly enabling our clients to be smarter about their resources in the products and services they create. The ICT sector has the potential to cut 9.7 times more greenhouse gases than it produces and our position as a leading technology services provider working with some of the world’s largest companies puts us in a unique position to leverage all our capabilities, expertise and solutions to help our clients.
Dr James Robey, Global Head of Environmental Sustainability talks about the need for clients to get smarter about using resources
Our services and capabilities
We have been building on strong foundations in supporting our clients’ sustainability ambitions. Recently we have been developing a deeper understanding of the carbon benefits across our services and market sectors. To date, we have identified over 30 capabilities from with in our portfolio that can help clients reduce their carbon emissions. Here are some of examples of the ways our services are already helping clients reduce their environmental impacts:
- Developing sustainable technology. For example, using artificial intelligence to analyze and optimise energy consumption in a water utility company.
- Creating sustainable business models. For example, centralising a retail company’s stock procurement model to reduce the emissions from transporting goods and waste from uncoordinated purchasing plans.
- Leveraging data and insights to drive sustainable performance. For example, visualising a manufacturer’s energy consumption and carbon emission data to enable identification of opportunities to reduce impacts.
- Providing managed services that increase efficiency. For example, our energy savings as a service product has helped cut a utility company’s energy consumption by 20% per annum.
- Optimising assets to reduce emissions and consumption. For example, installing transport management systems helps optimising client’s fleets and logistics, reducing fuel consumption, costs and carbon emissions.
- Providing platforms that enable sustainable technologies. For example, helping energy utilities implement smart meters and smart grids enables better management of supply and demand, and integration of renewable energy.