IT for Green, a driver for eco-responsibility

In a world with limited natural resources and faced with climate change, Orange believes that digital technology is part of the solution and can positively contribute to the ecological and energy transition. This is why we want to provide our clients with services and solutions for sustainable alternatives for smart cities, M2M, energy optimisation, reduction of their carbon footprint, eco-friendly transport...

 

Roadmap 2016-2020

 

Helping our customers reduce their footprint

As well as controlling its own impacts, Orange is working to reduce the impacts of customers' use of its products and services by developing eco-design, environmental labelling and the collection of used devices.

But digital technologies can also contribute to streamlining our carbon footprint by encouraging more cost-effective uses: remote working, paperless procedures and smart building, network and city management. A wide range of solutions already exists for corporate clients, which improve their operational performance as well as their environmental balance. They optimise worker travel with vehicle fleet management tools, video conferencing services and even new working space services such as “stop & work” - connected remote working centres where employees and freelance workers can work and access professional services. The company’s information system is also one of the most significant sources of energy consumption that can be improved thanks to cloud computing solutions which pool infrastructures and ensure optimal use.

  1. The environmental score (fr)
  2. Orange Business Services and Smart Cities (fr)

 

Smart cities, smart grids, Big Data…. - When ICT contributes to “green” and efficient city management 

Faced with increasingly complex problems, major cities are looking for the magic formula to improve mobility and the quality of living in the city, ease traffic flow, encourage the use of public transport, etc.

Since 2011, Orange works to develop solutions adapted to the challenges of smart cities through its Smart Cities & Territories programme. An approach which has been put into practice with various very practical projects.

In addition, public authorities can use Big Data to benefit from powerful tools to better manage rapid urbanisation. Real-time mobility modelling tools help display, assess, anticipate and plan requirements in terms of infrastructure and urban services.

  1. Come and visit Smart Cities
  2. Nice adopts Environmental Urban Monitoring with Orange
  3. Smart cities: digital technology makes cities smarter
  4. Big Data: a tool to support development and the environment

 

Protecting biodiversity

The Group has developed several initiatives for protecting biodiversity. First of all internally, for example with Orange Marine, a subsidiary in charge of installing undersea cables. It is ISO 14001 certified and has voluntarily committed to assessing and controlling the impact of its activities on the environment.

Orange also supports biodiversity through partnerships with NGOs and organisations. This is the case with CREA, the Centre for High-Altitude Ecosystem Research. The aim is simple: to help establish Mont-Blanc as an international reference point in the analysis of climate change. By providing not only technology, but also the support of our employee volunteers for a participatory science project.

  1. Orange Marine: a system to locate and protect whales
  2. Protecting biodiversity: 4G antennas playing their part on Mont-Blanc
  3. Conversation with Gilles Bœuf, Chairman of Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris)