On World Environment Day Capgemini Norway will receive its certificate as Miljàžfyrtà¥rn
in a ceremony in Oslo Town Hall. The accolade will be presented to us by Deputy
Mayor of Oslo, Mrs Aud Kvalbein.
Miljàžfyrtà¥rn is a national certification scheme intended for private and public companies. Capgemini is the first among the large IT companies in Norway to accomplish this certification.
To achieve certification, Capgemini Norway has improved its environmental performance on a number of measures:
- Reduced the consumption of water and electricity
- Cut back on travelling – we use video conferences wherever possible, saving around 3000 flights per year and more than 1000 tonnes of CO2
- Optimised the use of office space
- Introduced routines to ensure our suppliers and partners meet our high standards
- We separate and recycle all rubbish, including hardware and hazardous waste
As a Miljàžfyrtà¥rn certified organisation, Capgemini Norway has an ongoing commitment to continuously improving our performance. A detailed action plan is already in place for the coming year.
– Our focus on the environment is funded on the belief that taking responsibility for our environmental impact is the only right thing to do, but it also makes business sense. Our clients and partners increasingly look to find this kind of commitment, and it is a strong and necessary signal to send to the market that the environment is important to us as a company, says Gunilla Resare, Director of Marketing and Communication.
The certification is currently valid for the head office in Oslo, but Capgemini Norway is applying for certification of the four other offices in Norway as well.
The Miljàžfyrtà¥rn scheme is supported and recommended by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment. The Miljàžfyrtà¥rn Foundation is partnered with municipal authorities, the Norwegian Government and business organisations.
Capgemini Norway also participates in “Green –IT”, the industry initiative started by the trade organisation ICT Norway. This is a cross-industry project to reduce environmental impact of IT and showcase how technology may contribute to the fight against climate change.
– It is important to participate in every arena available to us, to help share best practise across the industry and to signal both to partners and customers how important this is to us. The IT industry is today responsible for around 2 % of the world’s CO2 emissions, and we have to use every means possible to reduce this figure, says Gunilla Resare, Director of Marketing and Communication.