What we have learned measuring our company carbon footprint

8 lessons Artefact’s carbon footprint assessment taught us that could save your company time — and energy

  1. By implementing low-carbon projects such as reducing GHG emissions in our own operating model,
  2. Encouraging a responsible way of life for collaborators,
  3. Empowering the transformation of our business partners.
  • An absolute target refers to a target that aims to reduce GHG emissions by a specific amount. For example, Company A has set a target to reduce its emissions by 30% by 2025. An absolute target refers to the total amount of emissions released.
  • An intensity target is a standardised measure that sets a company’s emissions targets in relation to a certain type of economic output. This output can be the number of employees or revenue, etc. This allows a company to set emission reduction targets while taking economic growth into account. The only metric we have identified is the 7% year on year reduction rate defined by the Science Based Targets to reach -1.5°C by 2030.
  • Not all our actions will have a measurable and quantitative impact, as we can not track and measure everything. This is why we combine this objective with qualitative criteria such as the impact on our business ecosystem or our collaborators. For example, providing training to collaborators has no direct impact on our emissions, but engaging the entire organisation is a must-have. Because the day you take tough decisions impacting office life, they are more likely to be accepted.
  • The objective may be unreasonable in terms of current performance and actual capacity for improvement. For example: perhaps we already have highly optimised IT emissions. In this sense, it will be necessary for each subdivision to define its capacity to achieve the objective in relation to the existing situation and the potential solutions identified. This is the next step in our journey.
  • Concretely, we aim at reducing the GHG emissions per employee from 4.6 to 3.4 tCO2 eq.
  • Considering our projected growth of +30% per year, our targeted footprint in 2025 is 3,317.9 tCO2 eq (- 1,117 versus a Business-as-Usual scenario).

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Artefact is a tech company dedicated to solving data challenges by combining state-of-the-art Machine Learning and advanced software engineering. We leverage our business knowledge to deliver tailor-made solutions and bring value to our clients. www.artefact.com @ Artefact

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