What happens next once CO2e emissions have been tracked and mapped? Optimally, the emissions can be sensibly avoided or prevented by taking the right measures. Here, a view of all business areas is required: By means of tracking, it can be seen, for example, in which stages of the production process there is a need for corrections, where energy consumption is too high and in which areas efficiency improvements must be aimed for.
These insights can be taken into account in the product development process in the future by considering CO2e-friendly options as early as the development stage.
In order to simplify these processes beyond the analysis, NTT DATA Business Solutions has set itself the goal of developing a decision monitor that enables the concrete derivation of measures according to the prevailing conditions:
- Where are “hot spots” of greenhouse gas emitters?
- Can production lines be operated with lower emissions?
- How can current and future products be manufactured with lower emissions?
- Which alternative suppliers are suitable for consideration?
All of these questions are addressed systematically. In many cases, this also means hard cash, because energy costs are operating costs and a burden on potential funding pools. Driven by sustainability goals, broader corporate development is also triggered, because one core idea of sustainable development is the idea of a circular economy instead of a linear economy. This in turn inspires new processes, solutions and business models.
Last but not least, a responsible use of resources also has a positive impact on the reputation of companies and demonstrates their ecological and social commitment, which in turn attracts people and thus also potential job applicants.