Capgemini targets net zero supply chain by 2030
Capgemini, a leading consulting firm, aims to build on its strong progress in delivering its target of a 30% reduction in carbon emissions per employee, in January 2020, 10 years ahead of schedule. In order to reach its new ten-year net zero ambition, Capgemini will accelerate its carbon reduction programme across its biggest operational impact areas which are business travel, commuting and office energy, in line with the requirements of 1.5°C science-based target pathway.
Its strategy includes elements such as expanding its new ways of working initiative, which reduces the need for business travel and commuting, introducing new programmes such as the introduction of a hybrid and electric car fleet and engaging with suppliers to reduce the carbon impact of its supply chain. The organisation will also switch to 100% renewable electricity across the Group.
With Capgemini’s first priority remaining focused on driving down its emissions to reach carbon neutrality no later than 2025, any residual emissions will be offset through a high-quality carbon offset scheme such as re-forestation. The carbon reduction focus is also being extended to include Capgemini’s full supply chain with the ambition of becoming a net zero business by 2030.
Capgemini’s Chief Executive Officer, Aiman Ezzat, commented: “The current global situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of the need to live in balance with our planet. Capgemini has had a decade long focus on reducing environmental impacts and whilst much has been achieved to date, we are now announcing our increased ambition. I have put acting on climate change at the heart of our Group priorities with a focal point of our ambitious target of net zero by 2030. A strong set of actions have been put in place, that range from expanding our digital workplace initiatives and work from home, through to leveraging technology to help our clients drive down their own emissions.”