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Afnic publishes its 2015 Bilan Carbone© (carbon audit): a decrease of 9% compared with 2012

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08/25/2016

Afnic’s 2015 carbon footprint stood at 680 tonnes equivalent CO2, a decrease of 9% compared with 2012, the year of its 1st  report. Afnic is well in line with the commitment it made in 2012 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% over the next 10 years, i.e. by 2022.  It was a major commitment given the high growth in its business activities.

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The result demonstrates the commitment of Afnic’s management and teams in implementing their ambitious action plan:

  • moving in March 2014 to premises compliant with environmental standards
  • choosing “green” infrastructure for its data centers,
  • reviewing its travel and procurement policies,
  • carrying out internal awareness campaigns etc.

In particular, these efforts have helped reduce energy consumption by 34% compared with 2012.

More precisely:

  • Employee travel has become the highest  item in GHG emissions (37% of its carbon footprint), a slight increase compared with 2012, but one that is under control given the increase in staff (+ 18%).
  • GHG emissions per employee have fallen 23% compared with 2012, from 11 to 8.7 tCO2eq. The emissions caused by fixed assets, freight and waste have also decreased, by 21%, 23% and 35% respectively.
  • Services increased proportionally with the launch of new business lines, increasing inputs by 27%. This item accounts for 23% of Afnic’s carbon footprint.

For this new edition of its Bilan Carbone©, Afnic renewed its cooperation with the independent firm EcoAct, who carried out the study using the methodological approach developed by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).