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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Enablement factor: customers saving on CO2 emissions

In addition to our own carbon footprint, we also calculate the positive CO2 effects facilitated for our customers through using our products and solutions. The ratio between these two figures – the “enablement factor” – allows us to assess our overall performance when it comes to climate protection. Since 2014, we have examined the savings potential for various products, 16 of which were in 2019. 

One example of savings made possible by our products is cloud computing, which enables our customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by using our cloud services and outsourcing their existing infrastructure to our efficient data centers. Better servers, more energy-efficient data centers, and higher infrastructure capacity utilization can cut energy consumption and the associated emissions by up to 80 percent.