Capgemini Aids Eneco in Cutting 1MT CO2 by 2030

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Capgemini and Eneco, a consortium specialising in renewable energy, energy trade and retail, and innovation, have pledged to reduce Eneco's carbon dioxide emissions by one megaton by 2030. To achieve this goal, they will collaborate on various projects across scopes 1, 2, and 3.

This effort is part of a larger 10-year agreement between Capgemini and Eneco aimed at hastening Eneco's shift towards sustainable energy and achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.

Capgemini and Eneco intend to investigate the influence of engineering, digital technology, data and AI, business technology, and platforms on the reduction of CO2 emissions across Scopes 1, 2, and 3.

This joint goal for 2030 is rooted in the shared belief of both companies that sustainable progress can only be achieved through collaborative efforts with all stakeholders, such as customers, strategic partners, and suppliers.

Capgemini's collaboration with Eneco will concentrate on the innovation of business models, processes, and technology and is projected to contribute about 17% to Eneco's 2030 carbon reduction objective.

“We strive to actively work with all players across the entire value chain to achieve our energy transition targets. This commitment with our partner Capgemini is the first concrete example of the way we want to move forward. Capgemini’s technology and innovation capabilities, as well as its global reach, will enable this positive and significant step on our journey towards net zero,” said Erwin Leeuwis, Director of Corporate Strategy at Eneco.

Capgemini's Global Head of Sustainability Services and Group Executive Board Member Cyril Garcia said, "We have clear and measurable goals to speed up our journey to net-zero, and we are committed to helping our clients reach their own sustainability goals through long-term, strategic partnerships that focus on reducing their environmental impact. By combining our expertise in engineering, technology and data & AI, and our innovative carbon calculation models and Eneco’s advanced capabilities in accelerating the energy transition on the ground, together we will deliver a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and positively contribute to Eneco’s pioneering work.”

To exhibit how innovative business models, processes, and technologies can aid in reducing CO2 emissions, Capgemini and Eneco evaluated the potential of various innovations with a comprehensive carbon calculation approach, focusing mainly on Scope 3.

Eneco's scope 3 emissions, which make up almost 90% of its overall output, are produced from indirect sources within its supply chain, such as purchasing goods and services, distribution, transportation, the use of sold products, and end-of-life treatment of sold products. It is crucial to reduce the carbon footprint of Eneco's partners and customers by means such as radical electrification, phasing-out natural gas, and expediting the implementation of sustainable heat solutions.

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