CGI commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2030This important initiative is part of a broad range of sustainable activities CGI is investing in to reinforce the company’s ambitious corporate social responsibility strategy.
A game changer for net zero: Climate-related Financial DisclosuresNothing happens without investment. The Climate Related Financial Disclosure will ensure that ‘doing the right thing’ to fight climate change is no longer a trade-off but the right thing to do economically.
CGI is committed to protecting the environment through mindful stewardship and responsible operating practices, as well as delivering a robust set of environmental and energy solutions for our clients.
CGI Global has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030 with respect to carbon emissions under its direct and indirect control. The 2030 target date is 20 years earlier than the target date set by the United Nation’s Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
As part of our global commitment to be net zero by 2030, CGI in the UK has also committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative and is a signatory of the Race to Zero.
Ensuring the sustainability of our operations:
- We are installing solar photovoltaic panelling at our Bridgend offices
- We have invested in infrastructure to reduce energy consumption, including the replacement of heating and cooling plants with new energy efficient units as well as LED lighting
- Our new Smart Building Internet of Things solution being trialled at Keats House in Leatherhead enables active monitoring of the building environment to understand CO2, humidity, energy usage, temperature, and occupancy
- We have recently installed 30 electric car charging points across our offices to support our members to make low-carbon travel choices, with each unit charging up to 4 electric vehicles
- As a socially responsible organisation, CGI works with our suppliers to ensure they meet high standards regarding human rights, the environment and employment issues
CGI UK recognises the importance of the climate crisis and the role businesses must play. Aligned to our carbon reduction roadmap, our “No Planet B” initiative engages our staff members on our journey to reduce our environmental impact and to facilitate their contribution towards meeting our environmental objectives.
A few of the ways, our No Planet B ambassadors have helped CGI to reduce our environmental impact here in the UK include:
- Eliminating the use of single use plastics from our kitchen office environments
- Implementing cycling ambassadors in all UK offices to promote our cycling initiatives
- Putting staff member engagement at the top of the agenda, organising and promoting environmental competitions, webinars, articles and events.
- Encouraging recycling, reusing and reducing through waste management initiatives
- Implementing Office Environmental Ambassadors
Alongside this, over the last two years, as part of our No Planet B initiative, CGI has planted 10,000 trees across the UK. 5,500 were planted in the Scottish Borders as part of a reforesting initiative and the remaining 4,500 were planted via community groups such as schools, scout groups and refuges across the UK.