Comparing environmental data like emission equivalents and Power Usage Effectiveness from data centres among companies aids in enhancing sustainability management.
ECIT's ESG scorecard features energy usage (kWh), CO2 equivalent emissions, and data centre efficiency (Power Usage Effectiveness)
ECIT is reporting according to Scope 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Scope 2 represents one of the largest sources of GHG emissions globally.
A large part of the energy consumption in ECIT comes from the many office locations across countries (including heating and electricity usage).
Most of our locations are covered in the data input. Some subsidiaries have electricity usage included in rental agreements, preventing separate reporting. However, these companies represent a small percentage of the total, so we find the data to be representative and reportable.
Energy usage measures total kWh consumption (in thousands) and kWh per FTE. Additionally, input has been used to calculate GHG emissions using the location based GHG protocol emissions calculation tool.
The total amount of kWh consumption in 2022 amounts to 4,532 thousand and 1,9 thousand per FTE.
In 2022, total emissions were 197 kg CO2 equivalents, at 0.08 per FTE.
PUE-efficiency data centres
A metric widely used to measure the energy efficiency of a data centre is Power Usage Efficiency- PUE.
PUE describes our environmental footprint and is an accepted method for comparing data centre environmental impacts. It's calculated by dividing the power entering a data centre by the energy used for computer infrastructure.
PUE is expressed as a ratio, with higher efficiency indicated by a quotient approaching 1. In 2022, ECIT's PUE numbers, encompassing owned and rented facilities, ranged from 1.16 to 2.00.
Environmental – 2023 focus
ECIT’s goal is to create higher transparency on the Group’s level of Carbon Emissions. In 2023, we will continue to build on the data fundament achieved for 2022 concerning our energy consumption.
Further steps will be taken to enhance data quality, allowing us to use data for decision-making processes and set future targets.
Several of our subsidiaries are certified in Eco-Lighthouse and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems. Additionally, the subsidiary ECIT Solutions One AS holds complete HP and Lenovo sustainability certifications, with dedicated personnel certified in sustainability.