Px3’s mission is to ‘Remove the CO2 equivalent (CO2e) of 100,000 cars from the United Kingdom’s atmosphere by 2050’.
We will achieve this by helping organisations in the UK to plan for and adopt sustainable, ecological IT strategies that reduce cost, improve staff productivity and importantly, significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated to information technology (IT) use.
Each engagement includes some or all elements from our three stage consultancy portfolio, 1) Px3 IT Carbon Footprint Assessment, 2) Px3 Ecological IT Road-map 3) Px3 Ecological IT Transformation. All engagements have an associated CO2e measurement applied to the impact of our work. We call this the ‘Carbon Car Indicator’ or CCI.
As an example, moving 500 employees from a traditional personal computing environment to one of our less energy intensive secure work space solutions would mean that 10 ‘carbon cars’ are removed from the UK’s atmosphere forever.
The reason 2050 is an important milestone, is because scientists have determined that 2050 will be a tipping point when anthropogenic harm to Earth’s ecosystem, such as global warming caused by excessive CO2 emissions, will become irreversible. If left unabated, the impact will be catastrophic to our weather systems, to farming as soil turns to desert, to fishing as ocean temperatures rise, and to habitable land as the polar ice caps melt and oceans rise.
To avoid the predicted 2050 ecological tipping point humankind is required to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions to a safe level of approximately 20GtCO2e per year.
The UK Government’s Climate Change Act and associated Carbon budgets commit to 80% GHG emissions reduction by 2050. Legislation such as the Companies Act now determines that companies in the UK must report GHG emissions and as such Px3 can help with those reports and targets.
Information technology is both recognised as a high contributor to CO2 emissions but also noted as a future enabler for the reduction of emissions through sustainable IT and smart solutions that streamline operations. In fact, research indicates that IT can enable a 20% reduction of global CO2e emissions by 2030, holding emissions at 2015
If you are like one of the 47% of UK CIOs currently examining sustainable IT strategies then why not contact Px3 to discuss how we can help you on your journey to Green IT. Our proven practices will guide you to an improved approach to People, Planet and Profit through lowered energy waste, increased productivity and reduced emissions that will count towards UK business emissions reporting.
Together we can can drive up the Carbon Car Indicator and reach our goal of removing the CO2 equivalent (CO2e) of 100,000 cars from the United Kingdom’s atmosphere by 2050.