Anchoring IT and digitalisation in the sustainability strategy is becoming increasingly important! On the one hand, it is about reducing the energy consumption and costs of IT. On the other hand, digitalisation helps to significantly reduce the CO2e footprint in companies.
Starting with IT procurement, through IT operations, to the implementation of efficient digitalisation solutions: Learn here how to build a more sustainable IT landscape.
Save costs through IT optimisation: Your company can achieve significant savings through energy-saving use of IT equipment and intelligent process automation through IT.
Comply with laws and regulations: Modern IT solutions help to implement applicable compliance, data protection and security requirements more easily and to meet future sustainability reporting obligations within the framework of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) or even the EU Supply Chain Act.
Ensure more sustainable supply chains: Monitor and reduce environmental and social risks in your supply chain by using IoT and analytics solutions to create a more sustainable supply chain.
Responsible action as a trademark: With an IT strategy that takes sustainability aspects into account, you assume social and economic responsibility towards customers, employees and partners.
The production of hardware requires enormous amounts of energy and raw materials such as silicon, copper, gold and rare earths. By choosing the right IT hardware with sustainable product design, you conserve valuable resources, reduce your carbon footprint and save costs. Therefore, when it comes to hardware, look for high energy efficiency (ENERGY STAR, EPEAT or TCO), durable components and sustainable materials. Furthermore, it is important that the devices are repairable, easy to update, multifunctional and recyclable at the end of their life. Last but not least, consideration of working conditions in manufacturing and in the supply chain is another key aspect of sustainable IT procurement.
The operation of digital devices and infrastructures also causes CO2e emissions. The goal is to reduce the energy consumption of information and communication technologies. In addition to using and switching to energy-saving devices and paperless work processes, this can also be achieved through continuous monitoring and automation of device use. The greatest IT energy consumption is in the data centre, but there is also potential for savings in the areas of workplace, communication, network and security. The right cloud mix ensures further efficiencies in IT operations.
However, the potential savings of digital technologies extend beyond their emissions footprint. Through the use of IT, new business models can be developed that focus on sustainable principles, reduce resource consumption and increase the efficiency of operations. Thus, according to bitkom, around one third of the CO2 savings targets can be achieved by 2030 through digitalisation.
Increase overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) – less energy consumption, less waste, greater output – through data analytics and logistics tracking solutions:
Extending the service life of the plant through predictive maintenance
Monitoring energy consumption in production
Digital twin for the reduction of prototypes and as a basis for process optimisations
Stock reduction & logistics optimisation
Monitoring von Schadstoff-Emissionen
Process optimisation along the entire customer journey through modern asset tracking solutions:
Supply chain monitoring
Cold chain monitoring
Use of RFID solutions for automated goods registration
The result: process optimisation along the entire customer journey
More sustainable urban planning and optimised regional and city management through digital twins for municipalities:
Environmental data monitoring & measurement
Land use monitoring
Optimised waste management
Energy-efficient hospital operations using smart IoT sensors, asset tracking and AI solutions:
Optimised utilisation of medical equipment
Cold chain monitoring of medicines, food, organs etc.
Optimised treatment and bed management
Reduced water consumption
Better waste management and optimised circular economy
Sustainability runs through all components of corporate IT. As a hybrid IT service provider, we support you holistically in the area of green IT, from data centre to workplace, as well as with smart technologies to optimise your sustainability. Here you can get an overview of our services.
Clients & Devices
IoT & Data Solutions
To achieve the greatest possible effects, you should approach the topic of sustainability holistically. In the first step, this includes a sustainability assessment and a strategy derived from it before the concrete implementation begins. Our services cover all phases of IT use – and thus the entire IT lifecycle. This means that you can access our expertise exactly where you need support: for workshops to determine the status quo, consulting and strategy or solution integration. We start where you need to take action.
Collecting sustainability data
Identify existing resources, data sources, current practices and processes
Recommendations on energy saving measures & more sustainable IT architecture
Definition and review of sustainability goals & principles
Development of the sustainability architecture
Definition of solutions and processes
Agile capture, implementation and integration into business processes
Monitor and measure progress and adjust actions
Support & Managed services
For us, sustainability is a matter close to our hearts and has a high priority as part of our corporate culture. CANCOM is convinced that contemporary entrepreneurial action must be sustainable. Ecological, social and corporate issues are closely linked. Our sustainability initiatives are correspondingly diverse – be it the use of green energy, sustainable logistics, the use of green office products or the support of a wide variety of social projects.
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