Supporting the transition
to a low carbon economy


Managing & Reducing Esker’s Environmental Footprint

ESKER’S CARBON FOOTPRINT

Esker is strongly committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our business activities. Beginning in 2018 in France, Esker has established processes for determining its carbon emissions, and has since extended these to all locations worldwide. The conclusions of the yearly energy performance reports enable us to find new ways to further reduce emissions.

Total CO2 emissions (2021): 3 511 t.CO2.e

 

Scope 1
189 t.CO2.e
Scope 2
659 t.CO2.e
Scope 3
2663 t.CO2.e

 

ISO CERTIFICATION

Both Esker locations in France, Villeurbanne and Décines, have received the ISO 14001 certification, which creates a framework guiding our environmental performance and enables us to continuously reduce our carbon footprint.

 

REFOREST’ACTION

Replanting a wide variety of tree species is one of the pillars of the strategy to remove carbon emissions from Earth’s atmosphere and protect biodiversity. With Esker’s support, Reforest’Action, a nonprofit organization engaging in a unique approach they call “crowdplanting”, more than 19,250 trees have been planted in India, Haiti and Tanzania since 2019.

THE ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

DATA CENTERS & ENERGY EFFICIENCY

To reduce its environmental footprint, Esker chooses environmentally responsible vendors whenever possible. For example, all new Esker customers are hosted by default on Microsoft Azure, which uses energy from renewable resources for a significant portion of its data centers and bases its billing model on server resource usage, thereby encouraging moderation.

 

 

RESPONSIBLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Esker ensures that its R&D teams are attentive to the digital footprint of software operations by building optimized services and energy efficiency into its solutions. Esker also conducts regular internal conferences on the challenges of digital sobriety, led by the founder of GreenIT.fr.

LIFE CYCLE OF IT EQUIPMENT

Esker strives to extend the lifecycle of company-owned IT equipment and electronic devices as much as possible, through in-house maintenance, vendor support, or employee buy-back programs in exchange for donations to charities of their choosing.

THE ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF ESKER SOLUTIONS

Esker’s cloud automation solutions reduce paper and the use of IT hardware, thereby lowering CO₂ emissions.*

  • Less paper
  • Less equipment
  • Less carbon

*Source: The carbon benefits of cloud computing: A study on the Microsoft Cloud in partnership with WSP. 2020. Microsoft.

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Raising awareness with internal workshops and providing appropriate recycling and waste sorting containers at all locations are just two of the ways Esker supports the push towards a zero-waste economy.

 

Waste recycling at mail production facilities:
100% (France), 86% (USA)

Workshops on reducing
the carbon footprint

Recycling containers
at all locations

100% of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) is recycled

MOBILITY & BUSINESS TRAVEL

To encourage the use of low-carbon modes of transport, Esker offers a variety of incentives: electric car fleets, bike and scooter parking, mileage reimbursement for bicycle use, and public transport compensation.

  • 16.35% decrease in emissions from business travel (compared to 2020/287 t.CO2.e in 2021)
  • 46% of vehicles in the company fleet are either electric or hybrid-electric
  • 93% of employees make use of remote work options
  • 51% of employees use low-carbon means of transport for their commute

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