Capgemini’s sustainability efforts in Chennai

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Capgemini’s offices in Chennai now run on 100% renewable energy, with a dynamic blend of solar and wind energy sources.

Capgemini reached a new sustainability milestone, with all their facilities in India running on 100% renewable energy. The Group has set short-term and long-term carbon reduction targets, including achieving a 90% reduction in all carbon emissions across scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2040, and is contributing to defining new methodologies to drive climate action.

Capgemini’s offices in Chennai not only run on 100% renewable energy, but the surplus solar energy generated is seamlessly exported to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board grid. A 500 KWp on-premises solar plant at its SIPCOT campus and a 400 KWp on-premises solar plant at its MIPL campus has made this feat possible. In addition, a 2MWp Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) ensures green energy supply from offsite solar and wind farms. Capgemini’s dedication to sustainability has been recognized by the Platinum rating from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

The company’s initiatives also focus on water sustainability, waste management and eco-friendly commute. Some focused practices under these include, setting up an advanced sewage treatment plant with a membrane bioreactor (MBR) to recycle 100% of wastewater for reuse in toilet flushing and gardening, rainwater harvesting facility contributing to substituting 15% of potable water consumption and an organic waste converter (OWC) to treat kitchen waste and garden waste to produce manure for garden use.

Capgemini has also installed 113 electric vehicle charging points across offices in Chennai, featuring both fast and slow chargers – all powered by renewable energy sources. Hence, also encouraging and enabling sustainable employee commute.

Alongside these initiatives, as a measure to better monitor performance of its energy assets and aid in its sustainability initiatives across its campuses in India, Capgemini set up a first-of-its-kind Energy Command Center (ECC). It harnesses a data-driven and digitalization approach to enhance its sustainability, especially in real estate operations and in helping maintain a healthy Data Center Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) – a standard industry measure on how energy efficient a data center is.

Capgemini believes that businesses not only benefit their customers but also play a major part in prioritizing the well-being of the planet. To make this possible, the company is ardently making efforts across India to build a strong framework of sustainability that can gear up at each stage of the Net Zero journey. Through such responsible efforts, Capgemini is committed to build a sustainable future. 


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