We enable our customers to reduce their emissions through our products and solutions. The enablement factor gives us the ratio between this savings potential for our customers and our own carbon footprint, allowing us to assess our overall performance – both positive and negative – when it comes to climate protection. Since 2014, we have examined the savings potential for various products on the user side; we carried out 18 such assessments in 2020. Added to those from the previous year, we included emission reductions from the installation of wall boxes. We identified the greatest potential in web and video conferencing, and in mobility. Other savings potential lies with 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 thus cut energy consumption and the associated emissions by up to 80 percent.
We use the “Enablement Factor” to measure our overall performance in climate protection. According to this, in 2020 in Germany the positive CO2 effects enabled by our customers were 605 percent higher than our own CO2 emissions (enablement factor of 7.05 to 1).
The positive CO2 effects facilitated for our customers through the use of our products and solutions rose from 13.9 to 35.8 million tons in 2020.
With the ESG KPI2 effects that arise on the customer side through the use of our products.“Enablement factor” we calculate the positive CO
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In 2020, the positive CO2 effects enabled by our customers across Europe were 331 percent higher than our own CO2 emissions (enablement factor of 4.31 to 1).
The positive CO2 effects made possible on the customer side by using our products and solutions amounted to almost 38 million tonnes in the reporting year.
With the ESG KPI “Enablement factor” we calculate the positive CO2 effects that arise on the customer side through the use of our products.