The advent of digital tools has freed us from the “all paper” and the excessive use of paper. However, our e-mails are not without effect on the planet and are even particularly energy consuming. Our e-mails produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions every year. This is data that is stored in data centers. And these data centers consume a considerable amount of energy each year. They also generate significant amounts of CO2.
It is estimated that each French person stores between ten thousand and fifty thousand e-mails completely unnecessarily. All this in one or more inboxes (personal and professional).
However, there are alternative solutions to reduce this digital pollution, such as the one proposed by we advocacy. The tool for a successful ecological transition helps companies to implement an effective environmental responsibility policy. And it does so by directly addressing the carbon impact of internal email exchange. Here’s how we advocacy “decarbonizes” your employees’ mailboxes.
Reducing the number of emails sent internally
In companies, the amount of e-mails exchanged is considerable. Their daily use is based on a genuine desire to carry out the ecological transition of the company. However, they remain a significant source of digital pollution. Companies must take care to reduce their number. But how can this be done when instantaneous information exchange is essential for business productivity?
We advocacy helps to reduce the volume of emails exchanged internally with an innovative approach to information sharing.
The we advocacy tool transforms internal emails into simple notifications.
This solution makes it possible to eliminate more than five million emails stored unnecessarily each month. This represents 28 tons less CO2 emissions over the same period. Carried over the year, these figures are more than significant for the company and for the planet. The exchange of information remains optimal and just as efficient as with the exchange of e-mails. Only, these are no longer stored unnecessarily by the employees of the structure.
Reducing the weight of e-mails
Acting on the number of e-mails exchanged internally is an essential first measure. However, it must be complemented by reducing the weight of these e-mails. For this purpose, we advocacy dynamically manages email signatures. For example, the tool allows company employees to automatically delete e-mail signatures in the discussion threads. This considerably reduces the weight of e-mails.
It is estimated that each employee in a company currently sends about 30 e-mails per day. As part of an environmentally responsible approach, it is possible to reduce the e-mail signatures for internal exchanges. These are automatically removed from the discussion threads in order to drastically reduce the weight of the e-mails. Companies can thus reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by several million tons. They also improve their carbon footprint, one of the foundations of a successful CSR policy.