The leading provider of Microsoft solutions, Avanade, has named Volvo Cars as the winner of Avanade’s newly established sustainability award Do What Matters. Do What Matters is a global award that recognizes technology-based sustainability initiatives.
Volvo Cars receives the award for its pioneering work with a jointly developed measuring tool for environmental impact. Volvo Cars uses the tool in its work to reduce emissions globally, and as a step towards the goal of being carbon dioxide neutral by 2040. The award was presented to Volvo Cars at an event on January 19.
Avanade draws attention to Volvo Cars’ role in the development of the tool called Facility Environmental and Sustainability Tool, which enables the company to collect data from around 200 non-manufacturing facilities, 2,500 dealers as well as Volvo’s factories. The tool then generates a carbon footprint report, including the impact from heating systems and waste water, which can then be used to make decisions and take measures to reduce environmental impact.
Carl Nyman, Avanade Client Executive, Sweden, says: “To do what is important for sustainability work, organizations must integrate and translate data from multiple sources into actionable insights. Our own research shows that 93 percent of companies struggle with their sustainability work. Technology is more crucial than ever in solving the environmental challenges that exist and Volvo Cars is leading the way by using digital technology to do what is important to become climate neutral.”