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IT for Green, a major lever for reducing environmental damage in the digital sector

In the debate on the compatibility of technology and the environment, it’s interesting to look at how IT can help resolve the environmental damage it itself generates.

For the record, the IT for Green approach is all about putting IT and technology in general at the service of the climate. This approach brings the following benefits in particular:

  • Measurable results: IT for Green focuses on quantifiable measures. The aim is to use digital technology to reduce the economic, ecological and social carbon footprint of a specific activity. The results can be quantified very precisely, making it possible to establish the ROI of the measures put in place.
  • Reduced operating costs: IT for Green puts digital technologies to work for the environment. This can include technologies for air quality monitoring, intelligent management of electricity consumption and production, optimization of resource consumption, etc. By optimizing processes with digital technology, companies can reduce their operating costs for constant production, while minimizing their environmental impact. Decarbonization thus becomes an opportunity rather than a cost center.
  • Integration into business processes: The IT for Green approach involves integrating innovations into the very heart of business processes. It’s not a question of limiting ourselves to one-off initiatives, monitoring or drawing up action plans, but rather aiming to sustainably optimize industrial uses and practices for the benefit of businesses, society and the climate. As for the notion of sobriety, whether digital, energy or resource-based, it becomes an intrinsic parameter of IT for Green, and is automatically controlled at all times by algorithms designed to minimize or even eliminate the impact of an activity on the environment.


IT for Green is a holistic approach that combines technology, sustainability and social responsibility for the benefit of business, the economy, ecology and the climate.

Applied to the IT sector, the aim is to make the use of computers and computer servers more virtuous, thanks to software and algorithms that will make their use more sober, with the direct benefit of reducing electricity consumption (by up to 50%) and associated costs, as well as cutting associated CO2 emissions. What’s more, except in the case of intensive use, sobriety can be achieved without affecting the user’s ability to perform a task efficiently on his or her computer. With 1.5 billion computers worldwide (source: Gartner), the potential for reducing electricity consumption and associated CO2 emissions in the digital sector is colossal.


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