The use of information technologies offers enormous potential for conserving natural resources. At the same time, its increasing use is also leading to a significant increase in global energy consumption.

GFT does not operate any production facilities. Our most important raw materials are information and the knowledge of our employees.

How we contribute to the climate protection measures of the United Nations (SDG 13 – Climate Action):

  • Our Group-wide environmental protection guideline adds environmental aspects to existing internal guidelines and makes compliance with defined environmental criteria mandatory. We want to improve the CO2 balance of our own business operations. For us, environmental protection means: reconciling optimal working conditions with top-quality technical equipment for our employees with responsible and economical use of resources.

  • In order to continuously reduce GFT’s environmental footprint, our main focus is on an energy-efficient IT infrastructure, opportunities for more sustainable procurement and mobility, as well as energy consumption in our offices. The active participation of all our employees is crucial.

     

Energy consumption of the GFT Group 2017

Total consumption
kWh

Consumption per m2
kWh

Consumption per employee (FTE) kWh
7116959.09 144.54 1690.89
 

 

These figures are reported for the 5 largest GFT Group companies (Brazil, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain). They represent 89% of GFT’s total workforce.