We have set ambitious targets for our Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability programme and continually review our progress. To facilitate this, we have a world class carbon management system which enables us track progress and analyse and react to risks and opportunities as they emerge.
Our science-based target:
In November 2016, Capgemini UK became the first IT consulting and services company to publish an approved science-based target.
This means are targets are consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, 2015 and are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C. For more information visit http://sciencebasedtargets.org
We made very significant progress against our headline carbon reduction target in 2018, ending the year with emissions per employee 39% lower than in our baseline year of 2014. This has been driven largely by a reduction in energy use.
Key Impact Area Targets:
Underpinning our headline science-based target are several supporting targets to help drive reduction across our key environmental impact areas:
To reduce business travel emissions by 25% by 2020 & 50% by 2030 (compared to 2014)
Performance: 5% reduction
To reduce office energy consumption by 20% by 2020 & 40% by 2030 (compared to 2014)
Performance: 42% reduction
To improve our data centre energy efficiency, reducing our average PUE ratio to 1.5 by 2020
Performance: 1.6 PUE
To send less than 10% of our waste to landfill
Performance: 6% of our waste was sent to landfill in 2018
To assess 100% of our suppliers using our Supplier Profile Assessment
Performance: 1,746 suppliers assessed since 2016 (100% of active suppliers)
Helping our clients with their sustainability challenges
We recognise the greatest contribution we can make to addressing global environmental challenges is through the services we deliver to our clients, made possible through the talent and innovation of our people.
In 2017, we announced a new global client sustainability target:
We have identified over 30 capabilities from within our portfolio that can help clients meet their sustainability challenges, from optimising the use of existing technology to leveraging data and insights to drive sustainable performance.
To find out how we are performing against our targets please download our latest CR&S Annual Report.
You can find a comprehensive data section at the back of this report, which includes three years of comparable data with our methodology explained in the notes.