Businesses such as Capgemini have a role to play in preserving natural resources and biodiversity while combating pollution and climate change. We are committed to minimizing our main impacts on the environment: energy use, business travel and waste management.
Our Environmental Impact
We continually aim to minimize the environmental impact of our operations whilst also working with our clients to support their sustainability initiatives.
We are currently addressing the following key environmental impacts:
- Energy consumption: approximately 70% of our electricity usage is linked to our data centers, in which we host our clients’ IT equipment. As part of our program of data center improvement, we have recently opened the Merlin Data Center which we believe to be the world's most sustainable. We actively monitor our power consumption in both offices and data centers to identify energy efficiency savings. We also offer training in environmental management for key facilities and property managers
- Business travel: our business travel by road, rail and air as well as hotel stays all contribute to our carbon footprint. We favor the use of videoconferencing and messenger services, where appropriate, enabling us to reduce business travel between our offices around the world. We also address our company car fleets emissions by setting emission caps and promoting hybrid vehicles
- Waste management: from refits to refurbishments, our business activities generate waste. We provide recycling facilities in our offices, and employ environmentally friendly disposal and electronic equipment recycling. We also manage waste with the help of appropriately certified and licensed organizations
Our Environmental Priorities
Our environmental priorities are set out in our Group Environmental Policy which is currently being implemented across Capgemini offices around the world.
We have achieved ISO14001 certification in Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom, with other countries currently working towards certification. In the UK, we are also the only company in our sector to have also achieved EMAS assurance for our environmental approach.
Additionally, Capgemini upholds the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and is a signatory of the UN "Caring for Climate" program that promotes greater environmental responsibility and encourages the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.