The Group is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our Information Technology (IT) activities by replacing equipment so that it is more efficient.
In 2013, a program to replace office hardware worldwide with equipment featuring high-efficiency power supply units continued. This resulted in saving 1,179 MWh of electricity and approximately 791 tons of CO2 since 2010. The Group intends to further extend the initiative in 2014.
In addition, approximately 13,800 computer monitors were replaced with new EnergyStar equipment. These new monitors consume less electricity by 473 MWh, and CO2 emissions by approximately 236 tons since 2010, while meeting the most stringent health, safety and environmental standards. This new equipment does not contain mercury, thus enabling environmentally friendly disposal and recycling.
In 2013, Chrysler Group initiated a program to replace all printing devices throughout US facilities. Multifunctional printing devices were deployed at the Auburn Hills Campus, enabling printing, copying, faxing and scanning - all from one device. The new devices also streamline maintenance by automatically ordering toner when low levels are detected. According to plans, these devices will be deployed in the remaining US facilities in 2014. Along with improved functionality, it is expected to save over € 750,000 a year.
In the Data Center area, which includes the computer systems that host applications and IT services, activities continued to reduce, replace, consolidate and virtualize servers, achieving a cumulative reduction of 36,470 MWh and approximately 23,200 tons of CO2 since 2010. Further initiatives are planned in this field for 2014.
Finally, Chrysler Group in NAFTA region saved cumulative 3,013 MWh of energy and about 2,200 tons of CO2 since 2010 by automatically powering down personal computers not in use at night.
(1) The conversion factor used for EMEA is 1 kWh = 0.52 kg of CO2 (source: Carbon Trust, Conversion Factors, 2011), the conversion factor used for NAFTA is 1 kWh = 0.75 kg of CO2 (source: Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database eGRID, 2012).