At DXC, we are reducing the carbon footprint of our data centers, offices and other properties. In addition, we have set aggressive targets and launched interventions to reduce our energy consumption, use more renewable resources and lower our greenhouse gas emissions.
To shrink our carbon footprint, we are:
- Consolidating data centers and offices worldwide. Currently, 85 percent of DXC’s carbon footprint is allocated to electricity consumption in these buildings.
- Implementing new energy-efficiency measures
- Reducing business travel by encouraging flexible working and increased use of technology
- Contributing to global climate goals, such as those defined by the U.N.’s Paris Agreement
- 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 FY20 data shown below.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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 its actual energy consumption, DXC Technology also hit its target to procure 30 percent of total energy from green sources that are backed by Guarantees of Origins (GO), Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) or other reliable national tracking instruments.
At DXC Technology, 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 506,955 megawatt hours of energy in FY20. 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.