Environmental responsibility: Innovating all along our value chain
WATER TARGET: Manage water consumption to minimise leaks and waste. RESULTS: Water consumption per employee was reduced by 40.7% between 2017 and 2020.
Water consumption per employee was reduced by 34.5% in 2020 relative to 2019, with a large portion of this reduction due to the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis and the remainder resulting from more environmentally responsible practices (systems to recover rainwater and optimise consumption of sanitary water installed in India) (REQ-05) (2) .
Water consumption in offices (REQ-04) (1)
Absolute consumption ,< 5.;9.:
Consumption per employee ,< 5.;9.: .5847@..
PAPER TARGET: Reduce paper consumption and increase use of certified environmentally responsible paper. RESULTS: Paper consumption per employee was reduced by 70.8% between 2017 and 2020. Paper consumption per employee was reduced by 62.5% in 2020 relative to 2019, with a large portion of this reduction (estimated at
88%) due to the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis and the remainder resulting from more environmentally responsible practices. The proportion of certified environmentally responsible paper (FSC 100%, FSC Mixed and PEFC) (2) increased. In 2020, 70.6% of all paper purchased was certified environmentally responsible (REQ-05) (1) .
Quantity of paper purchased (REQ-04) (1)
Absolute quantity purchased 30
Quantity purchased per employee 30 .5847@..
# ' ( # ) %'$%$') $# $ ' # , ! # ' . TARGET : Increase the proportion of the Group’s electricity consumption (at offices and on-site data centres) from renewable sources to over 85%. RESULTS: Target exceeded, with 95% of electricity consumption met from renewable sources (REQ-05) (1) . Analysis: Having already exceeded our target in 2019, we made further progress in 2020 by: Buying green electricity direct from suppliers for sites and data p centres in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom;
Buying Guarantees of Origin (and REGOs) to meet all electricity p consumption in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom from renewable sources; Buying Guarantees of Origin to cover 90% of electricity p consumption in France; Buying I-RECs to cover 100% of electricity consumption in Brazil, p Cameroon, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, India, Morocco, Senegal, Singapore, Tunisia and the United States; Cogeneration at Meudon in France. p
Electricity consumption at offices and on-site data centres (REQ-04) (1)
Proportion of renewables
CDSB REQ: For more information, see the Glossary on page 308. (1) FSC 100%: 100% recycled; FSC Mixed: 70% recycled; PEFC: sourced from sustainably managed forests. (2)