Aperam - Luxembourg
Aperam is a global player in stainless steel with 2.5mt of flat stainless steel capacity in Europe and Brazil. Late 2017, Aperam was looking for external help to launch its Green IT strategy in order to reduce environmental impacts and IT costs. Aperam targeted two short term goals:
1. understand how Aperam perform in Green IT.
2. build a Green IT strategy and action plan.
Based on the assessment and benchmark results, we built a six-point action plan based on Club Green IT organizational and technical best practices repository to help Aperam lower its information system footprint. We also used our unique information system-wide LCA model to quantify potential savings to:
1,032 MWh of primary energy.
1,975 metric tons of greenhouse gas.
Aperam chose to work with GreenIT.fr for its expertise and the opening of its tools, in particular those related to the Green IT Club, which brings together the most advanced and largest private and public companies in France in the field of Green IT.
With the help of Neutreo, GreenIT.fr conducted a global worldwide Green IT assessment (30 sites, 26,000 assets, 24,000 input data) - environmental footprint, Green IT maturity and performance assessment - based on standard tools and methodologies such as LCA international standard ISO 14040, GreenIT.fr and Club Green IT evaluation tools.
The Club Green IT benchmark helped compare Aperam figures with other big companies to identify hotspots to focus on, build the action plan and quantify potential economical and environmental savings objectively.
The assessment showed that the information system footprint was close to the Club Green IT benchmark average values except for GHG (2x higher for Aperam) partly due to the local electricity grid and a higher number of devices per user. We also discovered that two-thirds of the footprint was concentrated in five sites and that most data rooms were underperforming.
Transferability / replicability is at the heart of the tools we used to quantify environmental impacts, identify and quantify best practices to roll out. Our tools are used by more than 40+ large European companies to benchmark each other. Recently, WWF France based its WeGreenIT program on our tools to raise the awareness of the largest French private companies about digital environmental impacts.