3. Making supply chain and procurement more sustainable
Nearly every purchase is an opportunity to reduce carbon impact – either through reduced demand for unnecessary, carbon-intensive materials or by working more closely with suppliers that have dramatically reduced their own emissions.
To effectively manage carbon exposure within our supply chain, Citrix is analysing environmental data from its top-tier goods and services providers.
The process provides primary climate-related information and gives insight into lower carbon supply chain opportunities.
Citrix’s Real Estate and Facilities (REFS) and Travel teams also play a large role in ensuring our procurement practices align with our sustainability goals. For everyday purchases like office supplies and corporate travel, we have the opportunity to source lower-carbon alternatives.
4. Helping customers on a sustainability journey
Citrix products and solutions help enable business efficiency and allow customers to transition to a flexible work model, accelerating their own sustainability goals in tandem. There are a number of ways in which Citrix Workspace technology can help organisations to advance their sustainability programmes.
Citrix solutions are device agnostic and therefore customers can easily choose computing devices with low energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 90%.
50 million metric tonnes of electronic waste is produced annually, yet only 20% is recycled sustainably. Citrix Workspace requires very low computing power and needs fewer asset refresh cycles. This lengthens the useful life and environmental impact of these devices from three to seven years.
Transportation accounts for 14% of global GHG emissions. By encouraging work-from-home practices, organisations can attract top talent and significantly reduce local commuting. This results in lower transportation sector pollution, better air quality, reduced dependency on fossil fuels, reduction in chronic health issues and healthier cities.
Power and cooling cost more than the IT equipment itself. Customers switching to a Citrix Cloud solution can rest assured they are buying into an effective, carbon-zero method to boost efficiency.
5. Responding to the climate crisis
Climate change is an existential threat and challenge that transcends national borders and industry sectors. Record-breaking heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods, hurricanes and the threats of rising sea levels, food shortages, pestilence, war, depletion of natural resources and species extinctions all require organisations to work with world leaders in the move to a low-carbon, clean energy economy with advocacy for those most impacted.
Citrix discloses its climate information and aligns reporting strategy to global frameworks such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework.
Environmental stewardship can be compared with the digital revolution; it promises to change the game, can be a great source of competitive advantage and opens new opportunities while meeting current and near- future compliance mandates.
Investors, employees, business partners, regulators and other stakeholders are demanding to know more about companies’ ESG performance and their metrics. We know that taking baby steps is not enough to tackle a global issue that sincerely requires an overhaul of conventional thinking. It’s exciting to be part of Citrix’s sustainability journey, knowing we are passionate about tackling this problem head-on.