Information and communications technology (IT/ICT)

The megatrend of digitalisation is advancing at a breathtaking pace. The volume of data generated worldwide has increased tenfold between 2012 and 2020 and will triple once again by 2025 – to 181 zettabytes (source: Statista). This also means a considerable increase in global energy consumption and the resulting CO₂ emissions.

Whether personally or professionally, consciously or unconsciously – everywhere people are using smart solutions such as mobile internet, cloud storage and cloud computing. Prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, an increasing number are working from home, holding video conferences and storing their data in the cloud. Meanwhile, the Internet of Things (IoT) has found its way into all areas of life. From cars to garden lighting and heating: nowadays, virtually everything is networked and can be controlled via mobile phone. The use of streaming services has also become part of everyday life – and all of this requires electricity.

In 2020, the share of the ICT sector in global electricity consumption was at most 3.2 per cent, but this is expected to go up 20 per cent by 2030. The huge amounts of energy needed in this sector also generate huge quantities of climate-damaging emissions. The industry now offers various solutions focused on the issues of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction.

With regard to climate protection, questions arise such as:

  •     Should I as a buisness invest in an in-house server architecture or outsource my data storage centres?
     
  •     What ICT end devices have the smallest carbon footprint over their life cycle (production, operation, disposal)?
     
  •     How frequently should I replace my ICT hardware if newer generations are significantly more energy-efficient?

With our analysis and consultation services, we can also support you and your business on the path towards an emission-free future.

Calculate emissions

Take stock of your company’s CO2 emissions. Calculating your carbon footprint is the first step towards successful climate protection, as it helps you identify the most effective ways to reduce your company’s emissions.

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Reduce emissions

Optimise your value chain and improve your company’s carbon footprint. Reduce your CO2 emissions and contribute towards achieving the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Improve efficiency and benefit from potential cost savings as well as competitive advantages as a responsible and climate-friendly company.

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Train and activate employees

Employees are part of successful corporate climate protection measures. After all, it’s people who make decisions, are creative and drive change. We therefore recommend actively involving your employees. Last but not least, you will also be able to strengthen your status as a progressive, attractive company.

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Finance climate protection projects

You as a company can make a contribution to the financing of myclimate climate protection projects. In addition to reducing your own emissions, this can be an important building block in your climate strategy towards reaching net zero. By engaging this way, you are already gaining voluntary experience in factoring in the costs of unavoidable CO₂ emissions and taking responsibility for them as a company.

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Communicate and engage in climate protection

Showcase your climate protection efforts and position yourself credibly and transparently as a responsible and progressive company. Benefit from increased brand awareness and recognition and motivate other companies and individuals to take action on climate change. By committing to educational projects, you are also laying the foundation for a climate conscious future.

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