Journey to Net Zero
Planting 20 million trees as part of Capgemini's journey to become a net zero business by 2040
- This pledge will take place from
- 2021 to 2030
As well as supporting its clients to remove carbon from their operations, Capgemini has publicly committed to be carbon neutral for its own operations no later than 2025 and across its supply chain by 2030, and committed to becoming a net zero business by 2040. This ambition is underpinned by SBTi targets aligned to the 1.5 degree climate pathway and action plans covering emissions from energy, travel, commuting, supply chain, waste and water. Capgemini is committed to 100% renewable electricity by 2025 as part of RE100 and 100% electric vehicles in its fleet by 2030 as part of EV100.
As part of its longstanding commitment to sustainability, Capgemini has already planted over 1.3 million trees, including over 1 million trees in India. Whilst the reduction of absolute emissions remains the priority, to become a net zero business, Capgemini will compensate for residual emissions with a portfolio of removal-based offsets including a significant investment in nature-based solutions. Within the portfolio, Capgemini expects to plant at least 20 million trees over the next ten years. We are currently in the process of identifying the precise projects, including types and locations, that will deliver our commitment.
Our ecologically and socially responsible approach
Capgemini has an integrated sustainable procurement process which will be applied to this program.
As part of its assessment of proposed projects Capgemini will be looking to procure projects that meet the equivalent of international standards such as Verra or the Gold Standard.
This will be defined as part of assessing the projects that are put forward by providers.
Our implementation progress
Pledge implementation progress reporting is managed in collaboration with IUCN’s Restoration Barometer, and is required annually from the year following pledge publication.