Companies, government agencies, organizations of all sizes and also each individual user release greenhouse gases by having operational processes and using services. These emissions contribute to global warming, endangering our environment and our social sphere as a whole. This is why we see it as our duty to play an active role in the preservation of our planet – because climate change is probably one of the greatest challenges facing humanity.
The IT industry in particular, which has experienced enormous growth in the course of digitalization and continues to grow steadily, is becoming increasingly committed to sustainable business strategies. This is also urgently necessary in view of the enormous energy and resource requirements that data centers and hardware manufacturing have. Today, the carbon footprint left by our modern gadgets, internet services and supporting infrastructure already accounts for around 3.7 percent of global greenhouse emissions. This is roughly equivalent to the impact of the global aviation industry. It is estimated that ongoing digitalization will cause CO2 emissions from IT to increase by 100 percent through 2025.