A study carried out for the French digital services company Atos by the firm Coleman Parkes Research reveals that one in five companies does not have the appropriate technological solutions to carry out its decarbonization strategy.
AdvertisingIn a study, the digital services company Atos asked 4,000 business leaders about the progress of their decarbonization projects. It shows that currently, more than 50% of them believe that reliable and accurate data are essential to the implementation of a strategy to reduce carbon emissions. Similarly, 75% of respondents consider that their reporting in terms of environmental impact should be strengthened by an emission measurement tool. However, 20% of companies say they do not have the appropriate technologies to carry out their decarbonization successfully and almost a third believe that those they do have would benefit from improvement.
The cloud, a way to reduce GHGs
Faced with this situation, the survey supports the fact that the use of the cloud, AI, machine learning, IoT or even analytical tools would make it possible to develop solutions that would largely contribute to the success of gas emission reduction strategies. greenhouse effect (GHG). For example, using predictive analytics would prevent machine malfunction and increase machine uptime and productivity while reducing energy consumption and associated costs. Currently, seven in ten executives believe the cloud could accelerate their achievement of net zero emissions by two years or more. At the same time, the study also lists other difficulties encountered by companies when establishing a decarbonization strategy: the lack of commitment on the part of management, including CIOs, mentioned by 39% of respondents and the lack of employees with appropriate skills. 55% of respondents even believe that the use of an external consultant is necessary to reduce their company’s emissions.
An established strategy, but without measuring its impact?
According to the study, 96% of companies have set targets for reducing their carbon footprint. However, only half of them actually measure their scope 1 emissions (direct emissions, from fossil fuels) and 2 (indirect emissions from electricity consumption and heating/cooling networks). There is still a long way to go for the others, which once again underlines the need to implement precise indicators and measurement tools.
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