In 2011, the Group continued its Green IT activities aimed at reducing energy consumption and associated CO
For office systems, the program to replace hardware with equipment that has
more efficient power supply systems continued, resulting in a reduction of around 250 tons of CO 2 against 2009. The plan is expected to continue in 2012.
In addition, approximately 9,950 monitors were replaced worldwide in 2011 with new EnergyStar and EPEAT Silver/Gold-rated units with a reduction of 88 tons of CO
2. Lastly, as part of the project to optimize printing systems, in 2011, a further 550 new, more energy-efficient, multi-functional printers were installed, saving 284 tons of CO 2.
In the Data Center area, which includes the computer systems that host applications and IT services, activities to
reduce, replace, consolidate and virtualize servers continued, achieving a reduction of 7,200 tons of CO 2 compared with 2010. More initiatives are planned in this area for 2012. Finally, Chrysler Group saved more than 1,600 tons of CO 2 by automatically powering down PCs not in use in the evening.
Employees are also part of the company’s efforts to improve its environmental footprint through a variety of initiatives including separated recycling, reuse of company office supplies and others.
Environmental awareness is the first step towards employee involvement.
ECOffice is an online course available on the intranet portal that identifies the most common energy-related issues in the office and suggests actions that employees can take to significantly reduce their consumption. Participants in the course during 2010 and 2011 numbered approximately 9,000 among Centro Ricerche Fiat, Fiat Group Automobiles, Fiat Powertrain and Magneti Marelli’s Corbetta facility in Italy. Three distinct sections offer technical information, tips, links to related topics, a self-assessment test and a suggestions area that is divided into three office equipment categories: PCs, printers and lighting. It also includes a more general module on saving energy and water.
How You Can Contribute
The opportunity to evaluate, and ultimately improve, personal impact on the environment in the office and at home is also provided to employees at Chrysler Group through the “
How You Can Contribute” module of the company online sustainability course, launched in 2011 and completed by 6,800 employees. By clicking on mygreenprint.org, workers find a wealth of practical information for promoting environmentally sound practices and choices.