In the face of the climate crisis, organizations of all sizes are mobilizing to reduce their environmental impact. Carbon footprinting has become an essential tool for measuring and analyzing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a crucial step in initiating an effective reduction process.

Technology & Strategy is firmly committed to this fight. As a responsible company, we are aware of the climate emergency and are proud to implement concrete actions to reduce our carbon footprint.

Definition of carbon footprint and its importance

A carbon footprint is a measurement tool that quantifies the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of an organization, product, or service. It is a crucial element in the fight against climate change because it allows us to identify emission sources and implement concrete actions to reduce them.

Carbon footprinting offers many advantages:

  1. It helps identify emission sources and prioritize reduction actions.
  2. It allows us to monitor emission trends over time and measure the effectiveness of actions implemented.
  3. It raises awareness among organizations and individuals about the environmental impact of their activities.
  4. It is a transparent communication tool that allows us to highlight an organization's environmental commitment.

Methodology and evaluation

Understanding the origin of your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the first crucial step in reducing them. To do this, there are standardized methods and tools that are recognized internationally.

The most widely used is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

This protocol provides a simple and transparent methodology for calculating and reporting your GHG emissions.

The GHG Protocol proposes three categories of emissions (scopes) to define the scope of an organization's carbon footprint:

Scope 1: Direct emissions, under the direct control of the organization: Heating of premises, company vehicles, refrigerant leaks.

Scope 2: Indirect emissions related to energy, representing emissions associated with the production of energy used by the organization: Electricity,heat, and steam purchased.

Scope 3: Other indirect emissions, not directly controlled by the organization: Purchases of goods and services (meals, supplies, etc.),waste, business travel (plane, train), and commuting, etc

Scopes for decarbonizing your company

In conclusion, the scope allows us to measure all an organization's greenhouse gas emissions, considering its direct and indirect activities. Understanding the scopes is essential for implementing effective CO2 emission reduction actions.

Carbon footprint at T&S: motivations and objectives

Since 2021, T&S has been resolutely committed to a low-carbon approach, asserting itself as a committed player in the ecological transition.

Measuring to better act

The first step in this process was to carry out a carbon footprint for the year 2021. This precise assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions allowed the company to identify the main sources of its emissions and set ambitious targets for reducing them.

Concrete actions for a tangible reduction in emissions

T&S is also committed to promoting sustainable practices throughout its supply chain. The company therefore favors suppliers who are committed to an environmentally responsible approach and respect human rights.

By committing to a responsible purchasing approach, T&S is helping to create a more sustainable and ethical supply chain.

Other initiatives are also aimed at reducing the company's carbon footprint, such as:

  • Switching to renewable electricity at the headquarters in Schiltigheim, Englab, and Munich
  • Sustainable mobility: 100% reimbursement of public transport + leasing of electric bikes (The e-bike project, launched and confirmed in France in 2022, is intended to be rolled out in other countries)
  • Raising awareness and training employees about climate change issues and eco-friendly practices.

A strong and sustainable commitment

In 2023, T&S took a new step forward by committing to the Science-Based Targets (SBTi):

The SBTi is a global initiative that helps companies set science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

The goal is to limit global warming to 1.5°C and contribute to a more sustainable future.

To do this, the SBTi offers a scientific methodology and support to companies that commit to:

  • Setting ambitious and realistic goals.
  • Implementing action plans.
  • Communicating their progress.

The SBTi is a collaborative initiative that brings together organizations from around the world and allows companies to play a crucial role in combating climate change.

In May 2023, Technology&Strategy Group took a big step forward by committing to setting near-term science-based emissions reduction targets in line with the SBTI Criteria and Recommendation and submitting them to the SBTI for validation beginning 2025.

Exemplarity beyond the company's borders

Finally, T&S is convinced that employee engagement is essential to successfully achieving its ecological transition. The company therefore offers training and awareness-raising on the challenges of climate change and encourages eco-responsible behavior within its team.

Here are a few examples of initiatives at T&S:

Technology & Strategy "Boulot à vélo" challenge initiative
T&S Challenge "boulot à vélo"
Technology & Strategy uses green electricity
T&S use green electricity at headquarters
Technology & Strategy creates a climate fresk
T&S creates a climate fresk

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