Questel is a global provider of intellectual property solutions with 80 business units worldwide. They’ve been setting ESG targets since 2015, and in the last few years have started managing their carbon emissions – starting in France and now across global operations. They’re also a member of the UN Global Compact, an initiative that promotes the adoption of sustainable and socially responsible policies in businesses.
“Questel is dedicated to a future of sustainability and having a positive impact on the planet. We take our ESG goals very seriously and have been taking steps towards them since the Paris Agreement,” says Pascal Magnier, Marketing, communications & CSR director at Questel.
After conducting a first carbon footprint assessment of their French offices, Questel was looking for a solution to streamline data collection for all their business units across the world. The first step for most companies is to provide adequate tools and resources to team leaders so they know how to find relevant information on greenhouse gas emissions.
For large global organizations like Questel, leveraging business intelligence is a no-brainer – to speed up data analysis, get an overview of global emissions, and implement a reduction strategy as soon as possible. This also helps meet the current and upcoming climate disclosure regulations that are becoming top-of-mind for investors and CEOs.
“We had conducted a lot of work to achieve the Social and Governance pillars of our ESG targets and were looking for a solution that would help us achieve our sustainability objectives, especially in carbon footprint management. We’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet – starting with emission reduction across all scopes 1, 2, and 3,” says Pascal Magnier, Marketing, communications & CSR director at Questel.
The first carbon footprint assessment of a large global organization needs to be strategic: It’s about getting as much high-quality data as possible on the biggest and most emitting business units. In a few months of using Sweep, Questel managed to:
Build a data collection plan by country and unit size to get a comprehensive carbon footprint that can inform their emission reduction roadmap.
Collect carbon data for global business units and connect them to Questel France’s first carbon footprint assessment.
Provide carbon tools and resources to heads of business units so they can understand, act, and communicate about carbon management.
“Our leaders are now able to understand and contribute to our company’s carbon reduction plans. Sweep’s Connect feature is very effective and removes the pain of data collection, analysis, and reporting. All that’s left to do is communicate our impact and take strategic action to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Pascal Magnier, Marketing, communications & CSR director at Questel.
Whether you think in products, divisions or locations, Sweep mirrors the way your business is organized. Which makes it easy to assign and track tasks, and visualize every action you take.
Securely connect with your entire value chain to get the most accurate data for your scope 3. All in a way that makes sense for your business.
You can share all your dashboards and visualizations with colleagues to show the progress you're making and bring everyone along on your carbon track.
Sweep helps you get your ESG and carbon on-track
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