Protecting our planet
As a company with clients and teams all over the world, we have committed to focusing our efforts to protect our planet on four areas that are paramount to our business and operations. These include energy and greenhouse gas management and reduction, e-waste and other recycling, clean technology and reducing the environmental impact for our clients and communities throughout every interaction.
Key environmental focus areas
Energy/GHG management and reductions
In 2022, we reduced our Scope 2 emissions by 42% against our goal of 40–50% reduction from our baseline year by 2030. We are constantly monitoring our energy use and looking for ways to reduce our consumption, such as moving our operations to locations where renewable energy is more readily available. Currently, 8% of our fleet of vehicles is electric or hybrid. And, through a breadth of solutions, such as digital payments, congestion management and electronic tolling, that have a smaller environmental impact, we enable our clients to reduce their emissions as well.
Electronic waste and other recycling
We recycled over 43,000 pieces of electronic equipment last year and retired over 9,000 servers. This accomplishment was, in part, the result of completing the consolidation of our major data centers to more energy-efficient, state-of-the-art facilities. We have partnered with secure providers that safely destroy identifying information and return usable resources to the electronics industry manufacturing stream. Since, 2017 we have also recycled over 85.3M lbs. of paper in our offices and production facilities while automating processes and digitizing documents as much as possible.
Opportunities in clean tech
We are proud to support one of the largest privately owned net-metered solar projects in the Western Hemisphere. Our primary data center uses a 14.1MW solar field for power with an on-site rain-water collection system and heat exchangers that provide full and mixed-mode free cooling. Each year, the solar power generated at this data center helps to offset approximately 11,000 metric tons of CO2e. This data center is one of many under the supervision of our Data Center Optimization Program (DCOP). Founded in 2019, the DCOP has an ongoing goal to help consolidate 20%-30% of our electronic footprint and further assess opportunities in clean technology.
Reducing environmental impact
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