The EUTA welcomes the Commission’s Climate law
The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) welcomes the publication of the European Climate Law and the recent announcement of the European Green Deal. As the voice of European tech, we recognise the central role given to tech companies to contribute to the green transition. We are supportive of the EU’s pioneering role in green tech and the opportunity that we have, as European businesses, to remain leaders in this area. With this in mind, EUTA members fully support the EU’s ambition in becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. We look forward to playing our part in achieving this goal and also in enabling all sectors to reach the objectives of a sustainable Europe, with the help of technology. With respect to what is green, we believe that measurability is clearly important, though it is not sufficient in itself.
While we recognise the challenges that lie ahead, many EUTA members are already taking concrete actions in reducing their environmental footprint by implementing sustainable development strategies such as:
eMag’s steps towards green warehousing and recycling: eMAG’s warehouses are 100% powered by green energy since 2020 while cardboard boxes are now made from recycled cardboard and packaging switched from plastic to recycled paper.
Bolt’s commitment to neutralise its carbon emissions: All Bolt rides in Europe are 100% carbon-neutral since September 2019. Bolt invests in certified projects in order to offset the emissions its rides create and is committed to compensate a minimum of 5 million tons of CO₂ emissions of the European transportation sector by 2025. Bolt is also working with public authorities across Europe to enable and speed the transition of the on-demand transport sector to zero emissions vehicles.
Allegro’s continuous efforts to reduce data centres energy consumption: Allegro is conducting regular energy consumption audits to monitor the work of its servers and keep the highest energy efficiency standards. Optimisation processes put in place over the recent years resulted in lowering the energy consumption of Allegro’s data centres while increasing their efficiency.
Criteo’s circular economy policies: Criteo extended the lifetime of its hardware equipment such as servers and ensured that their decommissioning is executed in a safe, environmentally sound manner. Besides, whenever possible Criteo places unused servers and components back onto the market. In addition, Criteo partners with suppliers complying with high sustainable standards with particular emphasis upon reduction of waste, re-use of equipment and recycling of materials.
The EUTA stands ready to share our experience and expertise for a more sustainable tech sector and we look forward to further engaging with policy makers in this common goal.