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Reducing carbon is an ongoing mission

Together with our customers and partners, we are laying grounds for higher ambitions.

24 February 2021

How do we work on our climate actions? Together with our customers.

All energy data from TietoEVRY's offices and data centers around the world were consolidated into one joint energy reporting system during 2020. This will enable an efficient way of collecting and calculating the total carbon footprint of the new company on a quarterly basis.

“It is great that we now have just one reporting system for our global organization. Our customers are already asking, if we could deliver online real time measurement of their energy consumption and carbon footprint too”, says Satu Collin, Environmental Manager in TietoEVRY.

Getting the data in place, and having access to up-to-date information made it possible for TietoEVRY to also set realistic long-term targets for the area. During 2020, the company decided to become carbon neutral in 2025 and already in 2020 TietoEVRY got a score A on it's CDP report, showing that they are on the right path.

How much CO2 emissions have our digital services enabled our customer to avoid?

During 2020, TietoEVRY calculated its customers avoided emissions from the use of smarter transaction solutions in Financial services and document handling systems within the public sector. The calculations were based on a methodology where a baseline scenario was compared to a new way of carrying out a service. In practice, this means that we have evaluated whether a customer that gets a document digitally would save carbon emissions as compared to for example printing and emailing that document.

“We have had a good turn in the last few years, where we have been increasing the avoided kilotons of CO2. What we are trying to achieve going forward is to push ourselves so we can increase the target by 10–15 % percent each year”, says Ida Bohman Steenberg, Head of Sustainability in TietoEVRY.

In 2020 the old emission factors were updated, and from 2021 on, other streams than financial services and public sector will be measured.

How did Covid-19 impact our own carbon emissions?

It is no wonder that emissions regarding commuting were also lowered during 2020. When Covid-19 hit, all over the world a growing number of office workers started working remotely from their home offices.

“Year 2020 gave us a valuable lesson, that we don’t have to travel much to keep on going and growing”, says Bohman Steenberg.

In total TietoEVRY reduced the CO2 emission from business travel with 91% per employee from 2019. Even though the travel pattern is likely to change when the pandemic is over, new habits developed among employees will likely have an impact on travelling also in the future.

Want to learn more? Read the annual report here!

 

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Ida Bohman Steenberg

Head of Sustainability

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