Cofidis Belgium produces its own green energy
Reducing Cofidis Group's carbon footprint by 30% by 2025 is a strong and ambitious commitment made by each of the group's subsidiaries through the #LikeMyPlanet initiative. It is in this context that Cofidis Belgium has launched a major initiative by choosing a cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy source: photovoltaics. With the installation of its solar panels, the group's Belgian subsidiary is starting the year 2022 by producing its own green energy.
Towards cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy
Every year, Cofidis Belgium consumes around 1,175 MWh on its site, which is used to run their main work tool: the computer. Today, in order to cover its energy needs sustainably, the subsidiary has installed no less than 2,000 photovoltaic panels on its roofs.
Photovoltaics do not generate any greenhouse gas emissions, which are responsible for global warming, nor do they produce any pollutants or waste, nor do they cause any noise pollution.
Cofidis Belgium will thus save the planet the emission of approximately 3,750 tons of CO2 over the next 25 years! That’s the equivalent of driving around the world 24 times a year. And as every gesture counts in preserving the quality of our environment, the Belgian subsidiary of Cofidis Group is also counting on each employee to fight against energy waste by adopting the right reflexes: turning off screens in the evening, turning off the lights in meeting rooms when leaving, turning off the lights in the corridors when they are no longer needed…
A rewarded environmental commitment
With the mobilisation of its employees, Cofidis Belgium has committed itself to other actions in favour of the environment. Their continuous investment in waste reduction enabled them to win the Pilote Déchets award in the ‘Large Companies’ category in December 2020. This prize highlights the actions and innovations of companies in Wallonia-Picardy to reduce their waste.
Thus, Cofidis Belgium provides concrete proof that the group’s strong social and environmental commitment is lived out on a daily basis thanks to the initiatives and efforts of its employees.