The independent report by shows an overall increase of 17.6% in our greenhouse gas emissions in 2022. Our environmental efforts are helping us make improvements in several areas, limiting our impact this year and beyond. As usual, we support this report in its entirety, with complete transparency.

Infomaniak greenhouse gas balance 2022

Our CO2 emissions increased by 17.6% in 2022

The 3 main reasons for the increase in our emissions are the purchase of hardware, electricity consumption and business travel. This is normal given the nature and growth of our business:

  1. The impact of purchasing hardware is increasing as we have improved the calculation model linked to the impact of purchasing servers and their components. It increased from 719.1 tCO2 eq in 2021 to 887 tCO2 eq in 2022. This is still the most important source of GHG emissions at Infomaniak. It is now measured by an internal tool introduced in 2023. This will allow us to be more precise and to release this report earlier in the future.
  2. Our electricity consumption has increased with our business. It increased from 4.94 GWh in 2021 to 5.76 GWh in 2022 (+16.6%). In a few months, we will begin recovering all the energy used by our new D4 data center to heat households.
  3. The end of COVID-19 means the resumption of business travel and air travel. With 9 times more distance travelled, the impact compared to 2021 is out of proportion (+284%) with the previous year (9.9 tCO2 eq in 2022 compared to 2.6 tCO2 eq in 2021). These journeys were made mainly by public transport and by electric car charged to 99% by renewable energy. Looking back, we can see that the impact of these emissions has decreased by 19.32% over the last four years (12.27 tCO2 eq in 2018).

Significant improvement in waste, commuting and public transport

  • Thanks to our mobility plan and the commitment of our employees, the impact of commuting fell by 9% to 125 tCO2 eq in 2022, compared to 137.5 tCO2 eq the previous year. The distance travelled by employees decreased by 4% compared to 2022.
  • The share of journeys made by public transport increased by 9% and that of the car decreased by 8%.
  • The almost 50% reduction in the waste-related impact in one year was made possible by the overall decrease in waste generation of 18%.
  • The amount of waste that can be incinerated fell by 7% thanks to the improvement in our sorting method and the optimisations developed in recent years, such as extending the service life of the servers to 15 years.
  • Our electronic waste is also decreasing. The Sens Foundation’s ElectroBag programme gives our appliances a second life. It avoided the need to dispose of 10 kg of this waste.

We are pursuing our ecological approach

Our new D4 data center will make it possible to recover all the energy it uses in order to heat an eco-district and up to 6,000 households at full capacity.

At the same time, we are commissioning two solar plants at D3 and a third at D4 with a total capacity of 570 kWp. Ultimately, our goal is to produce as much renewable energy as we consume. We only buy solar panels from Meyer Burger. These are developed in Switzerland, manufactured in Germany using renewable energy and offer 40% higher efficiency than market standards.

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