Digitalization and digital technology are very present in our work spaces. The Cloud and new digital tools, such as video conferencing software, ensure our new working methods (e.g. telecommuting). Nevertheless, these new tools also have an environmental footprint to consider. Each year, the environmental footprint of a digital employee is:
– 5’740 kWh of energy.
– 800 kg of CO2.
– 14’000 liters of water.
– 3 kg of electronic waste.
Does your organization consider these impacts in its annual carbon assessment? Unfortunately, many organizations still don't take into account the environmental footprint of digital technology. And yet, it is one of the fastest growing sectors, both in terms of equipment volume and pollution. Considering digital in your CSR approach is fundamental to be in line with your environmental objectives.
Here are 3 tips to quickly reduce your digital footprint :
– Limit the purchase of new electronic devices.
– Prefer reconditioned devices.
– Increase the lifespan of devices.