Deutsche Telekom AG
Video Conferencing reduces travel and emissions
In cooperation with Cisco, T-Systems offers video conferencing, allowing two or more people to conduct meetings remotely based on audio and video broadcasting from and to their device (phone, laptop, etc.). Broadband, mobile data and video conferencing systems are ICT solutions that enable an increasing shift of meetings from physical to virtual mode. ICT-enabled video conferences reduce the need for travelling for business purposes leading to fuel savings and emission reductions.
WWF and ETNO estimate that if video conferences replaced 20% of business trips in Europe, it would reduce carbon emissions by 22.4 million metric tons. According to the Carbon Disclosure Project, for companies with revenues of more than $1 billion, an investment in 4 telepresence rooms is amortized in just 15 months. A video conferencing solution that eliminates 3,600 business trips, at an average cost of 400 euros per journey, saves €1.4 million a year. And that does not include the extra benefits from greater productivity.
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