At DXC, we are reducing the carbon footprint of our data centers, offices and other properties. We have committed to set near-term company-wide emissions reductions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and have set a near-term target to reduce emissions 55% by FY25 against our FY19 baseline.
To shrink our carbon footprint, we are:
- Aligning with global climate goals, such as those defined by the U.N.’s Paris Agreement, by setting near-term company-wide emissions reductions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
- Implementing a Virtual First business model, which will enable 99% of DXC’s global workforce to work virtually.
- Consolidating offices and data centers worldwide. Currently 92% of DXC’s direct carbon emissions come from electricity consumption in these buildings.
- Continually improving the efficiency of our offices and data centers.
- Reducing business travel by tapping into innovative technology to enable virtual, flexible working.
- Ensuring that our data centers are certified under the ISO 50001 energy management system standard.
Our annual emissions reporting is aligned with the requirements of the international reporting standard, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Our approach for collecting and reporting data on greenhouse gas emissions is externally assured in accordance with ISO 14064-3:2006. This includes our FY19 baseline and our current FY21 data shown below.
To reduce our energy consumption, we are:
- Encouraging DXC employees to reduce their consumption through both environmental education programs and hub-facility competitions
- Monitoring our power-use effectiveness across our data centers worldwide
- Adjusting the lighting and cooling of our buildings based on their current occupancy levels
- Managing our IT spaces and server rooms in accordance with the ASHRAE TC 9.9 Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments
- Conducting regular management reviews to ensure that our data centers and other facilities implement industry best practices for managing energy use and airflows
Along with reducing our actual energy consumption, we also achieve our reduction targets by procuring energy from green sources that are backed by Guarantees of Origins (GO), Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) or other reliable national tracking instruments. In FY21, DXC procured 33% of its energy from renewable sources.
At DXC, we are further investing in our Renewable Energy Program to respond to the demand for affordable clean energy. DXC has purchased renewable energy from suppliers, amounting to 453,702 megawatt hours of energy in FY21. DXC’s renewable supply comes mostly from its majority-owned wind farm in Texas and from renewable energy supplied through a green tariff to sites in the United Kingdom. In addition, renewable energy is purchased in Spain and Scandinavia, and small amounts of onsite renewables are used to generate electricity in Germany, India and the United States.