Data sustainability as a service: Issuing transparent ESG reports and cutting energy costs & CO2 emissions

Your organization should be managing its data in a more sustainable manner. Why? Because it pays off – and because you may soon be required to do so anyway.

Sharply rising energy prices are drawing attention to the power consumption connected with data storage. And one thing is clear – the more data you store, the more power you need. And your data lakes are growing by the day...

The second reason for focusing on sustainability is the EU-wide duty to report on the environmental, social and governance aspects of your organization, which may soon make reporting mandatory for you. Do you already have to submit an ESG report for 2023? It’s advisable to check.

Important to know: Companies based in the EU and employing more than 250 workers are required to start compiling and issuing sustainability reports with immediate effect.

What is an ESG report exactly?

An environmental, social and governance report (ESG) consists of the mandatory disclosure of an organization’s environmental, social and corporate governance information.

New regulations mean that more companies are now required to reveal their activities in this regard. This EU directive aims to increase transparency for investors and customers, while also encouraging the markets to embrace sustainability.

This is an important new task and duty – not only for sustainability officers, but also for the CIOs and CDOs in the 49,000 companies across Europe impacted by the decision.

With APARAVI, sustainability becomes an opportunity

The new regulations also provide your organization with opportunities to grow, reduce costs and boost your brand image.

Investors, for instance, rate companies with a large proportion of renewable energy as more future-proof and thus more interesting investments. According to Bloomberg (01/2022), investment capital has already tended to flow more readily into sectors with sustainable business models for a considerable time now.

Why not also benefit?

In this interview, discover the insights professionals such as Florian Huber, Co-founder and Lead EYCarbon at EY, can give you into sustainable data management.

Data sustainability as a service

From 50€ per ton: With APARAVI, you quickly & easily achieve savings of up to 40% of your CO2 emissions by reducing data.

First of all, you need to take stock of your data. This basic task can soon become complex when it comes to IT, as internal and external infrastructures, applications and data pools need to be recorded. However, this is the only way in which the consumption of power and the corresponding measures to achieve savings can be assigned.

  • Data-centric sustainability approaches including evaluation & analysis of the data
  • Transparent calculation of potential savings by way of explorative data scan
  • Rapid identification & preprocessing of unstructured data for concrete data migration plans and deletion policies
  • Well-organized stored data through targeted elimination of unused, superfluous data (ROT data)

Consistent automation

for systematic, targeted data reduction

In addition to achieving savings, the speed of implementation has now also become a crucial factor.

As you know: From 2023, ESG reporting is set to become mandatory.
APARAVI knows a lot of quick ways to cut down on CO2 emissions through reducing stored data:

  • Identifying legacy data using search functions which identify data based on the date of creation and flag it for deletion
  • Searching for personal data which according to GDPR provisions should no longer be stored and needs to be deleted immediately
  • Classification of trivial, but often very large files, such as images, videos, gaming, etc.
  • Elimination of duplicates e.g., redundant file attachments from emails sent to multiple recipients
  • Compression of data which needs to be kept available for legal purposes but can still be compressed by up to 50 percent with APARAVI

In concrete terms, thanks to APARAVI a larger medium-sized company with five petabytes of data can save up to a ton of CO2 for an outlay of only 50 euros.

Does reducing energy costs & CO2 emissions sound like a good idea?

Let our experts advise you individually on your ESG reporting and potential energy costs & CO2 savings! Set up an appointment now.