Sustainability is key for organisations that want to stay competitive. A balanced, holistic approach is best, and that starts by going digital. Gabrielle Ginér, Head of Environmental Sustainability for BT, shares her thoughts.
Going digital isn’t just about making our working lives easier and more flexible. ICT solutions have the potential to help lower global CO2 emissions by 20% by 2030.
There are many ways that digital technology can promote sustainable ways of working. Going digital means that there’s less need to:
- Travel. People can work together effectively even though they’re not in the same place.
- Have lots of equipment. Not necessary once a business has moved to the cloud.
- Use energy keeping on-premise hardware online. Organisations simply won’t need it anymore.
We’re already seeing some of the environmental benefits of digital working. Our products and services helped customers avoid 11.7 million tonnes of carbon last year.
If you haven’t made the move to digital yet, now’s the time. With the right solutions, it’s possible to find a balance between sustainability, security and efficiency that works for your organisation.
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