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2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

Impact measurement: Our sustainability platform promotes awareness of mobility-related emissions

Direct and indirect emissions from companies’ own or purchased resources (Scope 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol) can be reduced relatively easily with targeted measures. It is important to note, however, that indirect emissions occurring throughout the value chain (Scope 3) will increasingly be the real key to reducing company-wide emissions. Such emissions include CO2 emissions generated through employees' business travel and commuting. 

T-Systems now offers business customers “EcoShift,” a sustainability platform. This business solution shows companies the carbon footprint generated by the mobility of their employees and, on a dedicated platform, translates this data into specific recommendations. On a system dashboard, CO2 emissions from business travel and commuting can be monitored and analyzed, and suitable reduction measures can be derived.

Impact measurement has shown that use of the sustainability platform can save about 12 tons of CO2 emissions annually, per 100 employees. The platform’s transparent presentation of emissions data helps make employees more aware of their travel-related emissions, and it can inspire them to begin cycling to work or to use public transportation for their commutes. For the development and operation of the platform, electricity from renewable sources was used (SDG 13).

The service also contributes to the following SDGs:

  • SDGs img 3 and 11: Helps reduce transport-related emissions and air pollution in cities. It also contributes to employees' health and well-being.
  • SDGs 9 and 12: The platform visualizes company-wide mobility-related emissions, and it supports derivation of specific measures to reduce them. It also saves time; its dedicated interfaces facilitate carbon-footprint determination, and its real-time data facilitate preparation of company reports.

We have awarded this solution the #GreenMagenta label.