An Post is committed to improving its energy and CO2 reduction by undertaking many impactful initiatives. These include investing further in hardware upgrades and management in its data centers. An Post has combined three data centers to two data centers, improving its overall footprint on server usage via combined and more efficient up-to-date servers and hardware. An Post is beginning a phased approach to Oracle Public Cloud on certain applications and analytics, removing the need for physical servers and reducing its environmental footprint. An Post is working with its partner Vertice on these initiatives.
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has been working with Oracle Opower since 2012 on several demand-side management programs to help its customers reduce energy consumption and peak demand. Its paper Home Energy Report program is currently available to approximately 900,000 households and helps BGE customers save an average of 1.3 percent on their utility bills. BGE also runs a digital behavioral demand response program that 1.1 million households are eligible to participate. This program prompts customers to reduce their consumption during certain hours of the day.
As the top award recipient, ComEd has earned the 2017 Oracle Chief Sustainability Officer of the Year Award. ComEd has undertaken several initiatives to help its customers reduce their carbon footprint. Since 2009, it has run an Oracle Opower Home Energy Report program, which has generated over 1 TWh in energy savings. ComEd also launched Peak Time Savings, a first-of-its-kind behavioral demand response program to customers in the midwest, which pays enrolled customers for voluntarily using less electricity during select summer peak time savings hours when electricity demand is high.
Glory Global Solutions (GGS) believes in respecting the environment and cares about the impact its actions have on the climate. Working with its partner, Tata Consultancy Services, GGS uses many Oracle products to help with its sustainability initiatives. This includes using Oracle Value Chain Planning to assist with improving its inventory management, allowing GGS to reduce the number of freight trips and substantially reduce the amount of emergency air freight trips. This helps reduce its CO2 footprint. Using Oracle Transportation Management, GGS is able to better manage deliveries with improved merged shipments and reducing packaging.
Reducing Henkel's emissions is an important goal within its transport and logistics organization. Henkel focuses on expanding intermodal transport, improving its warehouse network and transportation optimization. With its new Transport Management System, Henkel introduced a group-wide IT solution for more efficient handling of its transport planning and execution across all business units and countries. Higher truck capacity utilization and optimized routes decrease the transport mileage, reduce fuel consumption, and thus diminish CO2 emissions.
ICA's goal is to influence producers and consumers to become more sustainable, as well as to conduct its own operations in a climate-smart manner. With Oracle Transportation Management, ICA has been able to reduce its CO2 emissions via an increase of renewables in transportation. ICA Gruppen also uses Oracle Fusion Product Hub and Oracle Procurement to help audit its corporate brand suppliers in high-risk countries.
Invenergy’s mission is to be a leader in developing a clean energy future. Consistent with this mission, Invenergy is and remains committed to promoting sustainable business practices. In 2016, Invenergy took the next step in its sustainability efforts – moving its accounting operations and related functions to a paperless office. To advance this goal, Invenergy upgraded its accounting and finance software to a suite of Oracle cloud-based software products.
Rubicon Red is focused on minimizing power consumption from both an individual employee usage as well as its larger corporate usage. Rubicon Red uses Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) to automate the process of requesting, approving, and provisioning a cloud-based trial environment for Oracle middleware customers to request a test drive of Rubicon Red’s DevOps software, MyST. With the automated process in place, Rubicon Red only spins up new test drive environments for well qualified leads, and caps trial environments to run for a maximum of 16 hours. Oracle PCS enables Rubicon Red to significantly reduce its power consumption and thereby energy costs.
Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) is focused on reducing its impact on the environment. SEWA’s Smart Home initiative presents some very exciting opportunities to change the way we live and work, and to reduce energy consumption at the same time. SEWA is using Oracle technology to move to a more paperless office and has also reduced its carbon emissions by reducing the number of visits to SEWA offices and completely eliminating its bill distribution.
Sustainability is a core principle at Shawnee State University (SSU). Working with its partner DriveStream, SSU has been moving to Oracle cloud applications as a significant step in fulfilling its vision and mandate toward sustainability. Moving its core IT infrastructure and operating systems to the Oracle Cloud enables SSU to reduce its energy consumption and e-waste by decreasing hardware purchases and maintenance.
Vodafone Spain is pledged to safeguarding the environment, minimizing its use of finite resources and the release of harmful emissions to the environment. Using Oracle Field Service Cloud, Vodafone Spain reduced its cost of operations with a self-learning, optimized assignment platform that reduces travel time with the most efficient routing, while eliminating technicians’ scheduling gaps and back-office processing. In addition to many business benefits, Vodafone Spain significantly reduced its energy consumption by using a cloud product. Vodafone Spain also saved on gas and prevented pollution since it optimized its technicians’ routes.