Sustainability transformation

Sustainability is now at the very top of the C-suite agenda. Economic, governmental, and public opinion around the world is committed to making a multilateral, unequivocal response to curb climate change. Time is running out. With flood and fire stories dominating the news, business leaders must act collectively to show they’re making real change happen, implementing viable, comprehensive sustainability strategies, right now.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP26 is providing the catalyst for change that many organisations need.

It’s time to act. And we’re here, ready to help you change your game.

“We firmly believe that a sustainable future is achievable only with deep industry-wide collaboration with our clients, suppliers, and other stakeholders.”
– Aiman Ezzat, Group Chief Executive Officer, Capgemini, March 2021

Our vision of the world

At Capgemini, we envision a world where sustainability features in every value proposition on the market, whatever the industry and business. Just like digital does today.

We envision a world where environmental footprint will be the new barcode of every product and service, detailing the resources they use from cradle to grave. Where there’s no more senseless waste and complex recycling. But where, instead, sustainability is embedded into circular business models, and products and services are designed to integrate their end-of-life. A world where all operations run on renewable energy, and clean energy sources are mainstream. And where carbon offsetting is absolutely the last resort.

Harness sustainable business opportunities and benefits

The need for action is urgent. Adapting the way we produce things globally, to meet the carbon reductions required to limit climate change to a safe level, is the biggest and most urgent transformation challenge facing humanity today.

At the same time, the huge pressure to create a sustainable organization can be turned into significant business benefits and opportunities. Low carbon transition will lead to beneficial business shifts when critical goals are translated into positive actions.

These insights are explored in a new report from Capgemini Research Institute, Sustainable Operations – A comprehensive guide for manufacturers. The report shows, for example, that manufacturers are boosting their sustainability agenda with technology, as more than half (56%) of organizations are currently prioritizing the deployment of digital technologies for sustainability.

Focusing on IT, Capgemini Research Institute’s report Sustainable IT, positions technology as the backbone of a greener future. The benefits of sustainable IT solutions include significant performance opportunities, including better ESG scores and improved brand image and customer satisfaction.

Championing a net zero future

Capgemini’s comprehensive, end-to-end change and transformation capabilities across consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering put us in an ideal position, at the forefront of innovation, to be a leader in this sustainability revolution.

As a responsible business, we’re determined to play a leadership role in ensuring technology creates an inclusive and sustainable future. Our ambition has two parts. First, to make Capgemini carbon neutral by 2025, achieving net zero emissions by 2030. And second, to help our clients to save 10 million tCO2e by 2030.

Capgemini is sustainability ready

Our corporate purpose underlines our determination to drive internal and external engagement. It clearly states our commitment to “Unleash human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future”. Internally at Capgemini, we have already progressed on our path towards a net zero future. In our Net zero Review, we share highlights of our actions and progress in the first 12 months of this journey.

In fact, we’ve been helping our clients reduce their environmental impacts since 2011, transforming the way technology is designed, deployed, and used to ensure a positive impact on climate action.

The environmental and social challenges across geographies and organizational boundaries demand systemic changes that an individual company or country cannot deliver alone. We believe in the power of collective action across an ecosystem of clients, partners, suppliers, start-ups, policy makers, governments, and academics, to achieve the greatest positive impact from sustainability solutions, accelerating our journey to net-zero.

Carbon emission

Following the Paris Agreement of 2015, world governments are pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. To achieve this, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must halve by 2030 and drop to net-zero carbon emission by 2050. The primary objective is the transition to a “post-carbon economy”. That is, to achieve carbon neutrality or net zero carbon emission by balancing carbon emissions with carbon elimination, reduction, and offsetting.

The global effort to create enduring and effective sustainability initiatives follow the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework, which uses these three key factors to measure the sustainability and ethical impact of a business. Here, our particular focus, both with our clients and internally, is on issues relating to environmental sustainability, particularly climate change and carbon emissions.

Research and Insights

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