Capgemini and Eneco commit to 2030 carbon reduction goals

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Capgemini and Eneco, a group of companies active in the field of renewable energy and innovation, energy trade and retail, have unveiled a commitment to reduce Eneco’s CO2 emissions by one megaton through joint initiatives by 2030.

This commitment is part of a broader 10-year agreement between Capgemini and Eneco to accelerate Eneco’s transition towards sustainable energy, and help meet its ambition of becoming carbon-neutral by 2035.

The 2030 target is based on the shared conviction of both Eneco and Capgemini that a sustainable future is achievable through collaboration with all stakeholders, including customers, strategic partners, and suppliers. Both companies will explore the impact of engineering, digital, data and AI, business technology and platforms on reducing scope 1, 2 and 3 CO2 emissions.

Capgemini’s work with Eneco will focus on business model, process and technology innovation and is expected to contribute approximately 17 percent towards Eneco’s 2030 carbon reduction goal.

Enterprise innovations that the commitment will evaluate include; B2B decarbonization services to help Eneco’s business customers reduce carbon emissions; a Virtual Power Plant digital platform to balance renewable energy supply and demand with energy trade; and digital twins to reduce costs of constructing and operating onshore and offshore wind farms.

Cyril Garcia, global head of sustainability services and group executive board member at Capgemini, said: “We have set clear and measurable targets to accelerate our journey towards net-zero at Capgemini, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve their own sustainability goals through long-term, strategic partnerships that focus on limiting their environmental impact.

“By combining our expertise in engineering, technology and data and AI, and our innovative carbon calculation models, with 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.”

Erwin Leeuwis, director of corporate strategy at Eneco, said: “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.”