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Calculating carbon impact for Capgemini’s clients

As a leader in sustainability, Capgemini’s Client Carbon Impact Calculator drives proactive sustainability conversations at the start of every client engagement.

Traditionally, delivery emissions have always been checked at the end of client projects by sustainability teams, who manually review the impact of the project and calculate any savings achieved.

However, with Capgemini’s goal to save 10 million tons of CO2 by 2030, client engagements need to accurately measure delivery emissions, not only estimating the savings we can help our clients achieve, but also the associated impacts of delivering the project through our people, and where applicable additional information and communications technology infrastructure such as data centers.

With this in mind, Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE) team has designed the Client Carbon Impact Calculator – a simple and user-friendly tool that can be used by engagements across Capgemini to capture, report on, and understand the carbon impact of a particular project. The calculator equips our colleagues with the tools and confidence to actively discuss and make sustainable decisions jointly with their clients.

In the tool’s current release, there are five options to calculate fuel, electricity, delivery impact, data center, and water. Once the user has logged the estimated savings and information about the delivery team, the tool creates a report detailing the estimated impact, which can be then shared with clients as part of a bid. All calculations are based on the emissions factors developed by DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the UK) and International Energy Agency (IEA) with supporting reference data from within our own internal carbon accounting platform.

Not only has the Client Carbon Impact Calculator already been used on a number of bids and showcased to clients, but we are also receiving positive feedback and a number of organizations have asked us to build them a similar tool.

Together with our sponsors, we have started working to scope future releases that will include new calculators and additional functionality. This is helping us build a more sustainable future together with our clients.

Matt Bradley, Sustainability Director, Capgemini UK
Matt Bradley, Sustainability Director, Capgemini UK

Matt Bradley is inspires our clients to address their sustainability challenges and ambitions through the lens of our technology and engineering services.