We are committed to managing and monitoring our environmental impacts and ensuring we communicate our environmental performance in a transparent and accessible way. Central to the program is our ISO 14001 certified global Environmental Management System. In addition, we have a comprehensive carbon accounting system through which we accurately measure, monitor and report our environmental impacts across our global operations.
Our carbon reduction strategy is underpinned by a comprehensive data set on our carbon impacts, with around 10 million data points collected and analyzed each year. This data set gives us a granular view of our greenhouse gas emissions and helps us pinpoint opportunities to reduce emissions. For Capgemini, having a single global system managed by one team helps ensure our data is relevant, comprehensive, consistent, and complete, with a measurement approach that is aligned with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard. We are committed to continuously improving the quality of our data collection and analysis and using these insights to inform our strategic decisions.
The infographic above shows the key data points captured by our global carbon accounting system
On the micro level, we are able to generate both project-specific carbon reports for clients and individual carbon statements for our people, enabling individuals and teams to track their own emissions and identify opportunities for carbon reductions where possible. On the macro level, across the Capgemini Group, our carbon accounting tool enables us to forecast global emissions, track progress against our ambitious environmental targets and react to risks and opportunities as they emerge. Our global carbon accounting system covers 99.5% of our operations.
Carbon data is also of growing interest to investors and clients with voluntary disclosure schemes such as CDP, Ecovadis, Vigeo-Eiris developing in response to this demand. Our world class carbon management approach has helped us achieve a place on the CDP’s prestigious A list in recognition for our approach and impact.
Environmental Management System
Central to Capgemini’s sustainability strategy is our commitment to a ‘one team’ Global Sustainability approach, supported by a Centre of Excellence (CoE) made of environmental experts across the Group ISO 14001 forms a core part of this and demonstrates our commitment to continually improve the management of environmental issues and minimize our impacts.
In 2017, Capgemini Group achieved its first global ISO 14001 certificate for its Environmental Management System (EMS), the culmination of several years’ effort in developing a one team approach to environmental management globally. The global ISO 14001 certificate now covers 22 countries incorporating 91.5% of our operations by headcount. We are committed to increasing this coverage further, with a target to ensure all Capgemini entities with a headcount of over 1,000 people are ISO 14001 certified by the end of 2020.
Climate Change Risk Assessment
Our Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) process uses scientific research to identify the top climate hazards facing each country. We assess the exposure of our people, assets, offices and national infrastructure to these hazards and then model the likely impacts on our business. By assessing areas of greatest risk, we can prioritize developing mitigation strategies and action plans where they are needed most. In 2019, climate change risk was incorporated more thoroughly into our annual Group Risk Review process.