We took the test and once again we are carbon neutral, and thereby able to contribute to our clients’ efforts to reduce their own total carbon emissions.
As a SaaS-provider we consider it a priority to ensure that we give our users access to the best-in-market digital platform and infrastructure, and thus contribute to the optimization of their digital ecosystem. This also applies when it comes to a reduction of their carbon footprint.
Doing our part
We know that IT globally generates vast amounts of carbon and to meet our common goal to – someday – become carbon neutral we need to find ways to lower the emissions and impact.
This is one of the reasons Insife chose the AWS Cloud.
Back in 2019, Amazon initiated the so-called Climate Pledge with a call for the world's companies to become active participants in developing new solutions and achieving the goal of zero carbon emissions formulated in the Paris Agreement but with a goal of reaching it 10 years earlier, namely by 2040. This initiative currently has 217 of the world's largest companies as co-signatories, including Procter & Gamble, HP, Accenture, Deloitte, Colgate-Palmolive, Heineken, Mercedes-Benz and Unilever.
In addition to, or as a step towards achieving this goal, Amazon has also committed to working towards using only renewable energy. Initially, the ambition was to reach this goal in 2030, but Amazon has since tightened the ambition and set the deadline to 2025.
Test & Tools
As part of The Climate Pledge, the contributors have committed to develop new solutions that can push development in the right direction. This is why AWS has introduced the Customer Carbon Footprint Tool where customers can calculate the environmental impact of their AWS workloads.
The Customer Carbon Footprint Tool is one of the market's most comprehensive platforms for recording, calculating, predicting, and optimizing the total CO2 emissions across all AWS services. Combined with a user interface that is both easily accessible, easy to use, and easy to read.
Using the tool users can generate reports with insights into:
Visualizations of CO2 emission history
Overview of trends as usage of AWS's various services evolves
Estimation of reduction in CO2 emissions by using AWS cloud instead of on-premise data warehouse
Expected emissions based on current use
Output data by geographic location and distributed across AWS services, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
The Insife Carbon Footprint Jan 2020 - May 2022
We run the test on a regular basis and the latest result was – once again – a ‘clean bill of health’: Insife is close to being 100% carbon neutral, and thereby – once again – using HALOPV can contribute to our clients’ efforts to reduce their total carbon emission.
In the timeframe our total emission was just 0.1 MTCO2e.
See a summary of the report below: