GlobalConnect calculates carbon footprint for thousands of businesses

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“Like any other company, we at GlobalConnect have an obligation to support our customers and stakeholders to reduce their climate impact. It is also important that we enable transparency into the climate footprint of the products and services they procure from us.”

This says Sofia Lisa Dinesen, Senior Vice President Sustainability in GlobalConnect, one of the leading digital infrastructure and data communication providers in Northern Europe.

“We can with our updated Customer Carbon Calculator calculate many of our large customers’ carbon footprint. This both helps our customers make informed decisions and for us to better guide towards better ESG performing products and services. The footprint values are available for free to customers that order a service from GlobalConnect through Fiberweb,” she continues.

The ambition is to provide valuable data from the entire supply chain to help businesses to make informed decisions – by accounting activity-based data on emissions from all product life-cycle stages, network infrastructure and data centers. Already now, the tool can help the businesses elaborate on their Scope 2*) emissions and help them with their Scope 3 emissions.

The carbon footprint includes the production and use of the CPEs installed during the subscription period.  CPE is an acronym for Customer Premise(s) Equipment, which refers to any piece of connected equipment that is used for accessing the Internet or generally accessing services on a provider network, whether directly or indirectly connected to that network.

“Our Fiberweb is a customer facing, self service order entry portal, mostly used by Norwegian large customers. In the future, carbon footprint values will be made available to a wider customer group, providing more transparency and details. These customers – a total of more than 4,000 – will be able to see the value as they are choosing a subscription and get a summary overview before placing the order,” Gudrun Fjola Gudmundsdottir, Sustainability Advisor, explains.

To further improve the updated tool, GlobalConnect is in the upcoming months gathering more feedback from the customers.

For more information: contact Martin Broberg, Group Communications Director in GlobalConnect:

*) Scope definitions:

Scope 1 emissions Scope 1 covers emissions from sources that an organisation owns or controls directly – for example from burning fuel in our fleet of vehicles (if they’re not electrically-powered).

Scope 2 emissions Scope 2 are emissions that a company causes indirectly and come from where the energy it purchases and uses is produced. For example, the emissions caused when generating the electricity that we use in our buildings would fall into this category.

Scope 3 emissions Scope 3 encompasses emissions that are not produced by the company itself and are not the result of activities from assets owned or controlled by them, but by those that it’s indirectly responsible for up and down its value chain. An example of this is when we buy, use and dispose of products from suppliers. Scope 3 emissions include all sources not within the scope 1 and 2 boundaries.