The double ROI of managing the carbon footprint of IT equipment

The double ROI of managing the carbon footprint of IT equipment

Managing the carbon footprint of companies, long presented as an option, is no longer a concept but a reality. Indeed, the tightening of legislation and the awareness of organizations on the need to control their carbon footprint are now leading thousands of companies to rethink their governance, particularly in the context of the implementation of a CSR approach. But in concrete terms, what are the advantages of taking into account the notion of managing one’s carbon footprint?

Joining a virtuous and sensible approach 

By controlling their IT assets, companies can have a real ROI while having a positive impact on the environment and the planet. In this context, it is useful to have a concrete action allowing to improve continuously. In this sense, relying on an industrial device is fundamental to finely control its project over time.

Precise mapping of the equipment, device by device, is necessary to extend the useful life of the equipment. But that’s not all. It is also important to have a complete vision of the equipment ownership and use cycle by taking into account various complementary factors, for example: the initial carbon cost of building a model of equipment, the repair of equipment, its reallocation within the teams, the sourcing of devices, reconditioning, taking into account reparability indices, etc. Taking this range of factors into account can significantly reduce the carbon footprint and therefore have a virtuous impact on the environment. All these elements make sense for CSR managers within companies.

Optimizing ISD costs

In addition to the aspects linked to CSR that we have mentioned, we should also mention the aspect linked to the Information Systems Department and the optimization of the budgets allocated to it. In this sense, CSR is an excellent pretext for the IT department to position digital sobriety as a strategic imperative. It is then possible to optimize budgets, limit the constant renewal of equipment, choose to source partially reconditioned equipment, and use adapted companies for the treatment of equipment at the end of its lifecycle, all without compromising competitiveness or the working comfort of teams. These choices and their pragmatic management will enable significant savings to be made very quickly while having a positive impact on the environment. It is therefore important for the IT department to be able to accurately manage its assets by integrating this new concept into its approach and systems.

This management of the environmental and budgetary performance of the Digital Workplace is facilitated by certain asset management tools that integrate both dimensions. 

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