Reducing Carbon Footprint
Reducing carbon emissions
Over the past several years, projects were conceived and completed including installing new and more efficient Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, conducting data center airflow management studies, installing new building chillers, utilizing more energy efficient data centers for hosting and applying Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification philosophy to drive facility renovation, relocation and construction.
Unisys is also using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification philosophy to drive facility renovation, relocation and construction. The Unisys headquarters building incorporated LEED philosophy and principles into its design.
In addition, Unisys has implemented an initiative to reduce carbon emission associated with its fleet of vehicles operated in India. We are working to increase the number of associates working at home from 15% of associate's pre COVID-19. This will provide a benefit of reducing carbon emissions associated with commuting.
Since 2006, Unisys has participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project with a goal of reducing the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from Scope 1 and 2 sources by 75% in 2026 from the base year of 2006. The Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for 2020 were 43,994 metric tonnes, which is a reduction of 74% from the base year with energy from renewable sources accounting for approximately 30% of the purchased electricity. The Scope 3 emissions were 4,433 metric tonnes in 2020, which is an almost 90% reduction from the base year.
Presently the GHG emissions have been reduced by over 127,000 metric tonnes since 2006, which represents a reduction of approximately 75%. Presently, Unisys is at over 98% of the goal as presented in the figure below. While absolute emissions for Scope 1 and 2 have been reduced since the base year, the intensity factors have also decreased. Metric tonnes per million USD of revenue has decreased by 27%, metric tonnes per headcount has decreased by 60%, energy use per headcount has been reduced by 45%, metric tonnes per square foot has decreased by approximately 7% and 30% of energy consumed is from renewables sources.
The absolute and intensity reductions support our goal of reducing GHG emissions through energy conservation measures, as demonstrated by decreasing electricity use per person, use of renewable energy sources with no or lower GHG emissions, and more efficient use of real estate via consolidation and improved site utilization.
Unisys also helps our clients reduce their carbon footprints through the products and services we provide. Our Enterprise Computing Solutions offerings allow clients to migrate their current Unisys solutions to a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. We work with clients to improve their IT operational and equipment efficiency by matching capacity to demand and leveraging the advances in equipment technology to improve energy efficiency. We support our clients as they migrate to the cloud, allowing them to capture the infrastructure efficiencies and renewable energy opportunities in cloud environments, further reducing their hardware footprint.
Additionally, our Digital Workplace Solutions offerings enable organizations to enable and support remote workers while minimizing work travel and environmental impact.