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Turning the tide on sustainability

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. We asked ourselves what can we do to be part of the solution?

At IFS we believe in investing in sustainability and the value it can drive to your business. Through investments in technology and connected data, more businesses can better build, manage and measure their sustainability initiatives.  

Our commitment to sustainability is built upon our plan to improve operations, enabling our customers to achieve their sustainability goals and commitments. We are also dedicated to supporting the industry at large, to encourage more accountability to our environment, across the industry.

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Sustainability in Energy & Utilities

Energy and utilities organizations are going through transformative changes especially in the context of Sustainability. How can organizations better prepare for the future and achieve business success by having the right capabilities and solutions to tackle these new challenges, industry needs and manage customer expectations? Watch this video to hear success stories of how some of the IFS customers in this sector are adapting to this shift.

When you have purpose, everything becomes possible

To raise awareness around the importance of sustainability and to improve our own approach, IFS has appointed Lewis Pugh as its Sustainability Ambassador. Lewis Pugh is the UN Patron of the Oceans. Pugh will influence IFS’s sustainability plan, as well as engage with the IFS ecosystem to challenge and celebrate sustainability best practice.

Lewis Pugh

Operating sustainably brings value for our customers - learn how:

Reduced Wastage

With waste threatening seas and shores, customers increasingly demand better waste management. Innovation and ingenuity are the resolution, as outlined by U.N sustainability goal nine. Follow the links to find out how some IFS customers are making use of, or helping to reduce, waste and why we are proud to support them.

Sustainability Agenda: Reduced Wastage

Customer stories

Emissions Cutdown

Air pollution is causing massive damage to the climate and threatening lives. One clear solution is to ensure that vehicle transport is limited to journeys that are strictly necessary. Read about the companies who are taking action to limit their impact on climate change by using IFS software to optimize their field service agent journeys.

Sustainability Agenda: Emissions Cutdown

Customer stories

Renewable Energy

Modern society must reduce its reliance on finite energy sources. One environmentally and economically sound solution to this issue is increased use of renewable energy. IFS’s customers are embracing new opportunities in energy production to bring the world a better, cleaner tomorrow. Read their success stories by clicking the links to the right.

Clean Water and Sanitation

Everybody should have the right to drinkable water, as outlined by the sixth UN Sustainable Development Goal. Wastewater treatment plants are important for ensuring this goal is reached. IFS is helping our customers in the water industry to increase their operational efficiency, intelligence and agility. Read their success stories by clicking the links to the right.

Sustainability Agenda: Clean Water and Sanitation

Customer stories

Recycling

Plastic is overwhelming our oceans and lands and harming the ecosystems there. Recycling must be prioritized in everyday life and on an industrial scale. Discover more about the IFS customers who are helping the global lean towards recycling to the right.

Sustainability Agenda: Recycling

Customer stories

Sustainable Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an industry with the potential to inflict great harm on the environment. Luckily, there are companies who are optimizing their use of raw materials and reducing unnecessary waste. Learn how their investment in IFS software has led to major business value. The success stories can be found to the right.

Sustainability Agenda: Sustainable Manufacturing

Customer stories

Governance and Legislation Adherence

Increasing pressure is being placed on industries to ensure they are meeting sustainability standards. This is a positive step forward, but it poses a challenge to the businesses who must comply. Learn how IFS can help customers track their environmental footprint allowing them to meet customer demands and show sustainability. Read the success stories by clicking the links to the right.

Sustainability Agenda: Governance and Legislation Adherence

Customer stories

Marine Responsibility

Unless we take care of our oceans by preventing pollution and acidification, the whole planet will suffer and become less habitable. That is why industries such as offshore drilling and shipbuilding must be equipped with the best-in-class EAM and ERP solutions. Read more about the IFS customers achieving efficiency in offshore operations by clicking the links to the right.

Sustainability Agenda: Marine Responsibility

Customer stories

Our own business

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, IFS has identified several areas where it will increase its focus for greater impact.

 

Education – the IFS Education Program already works with nearing 80 universities and higher education institutions globally. The program provides scholarships, grants, IT equipment, as well as practical knowledge through internships and mentorships for students. Over the course of the next three years, we plan to expand the program to 150 institutions globally.

 

Carbon emissions – in a program started in 2019, IFS committed to reducing its carbon footprint in part through consolidating its real-estate and improving the green credentials of its properties. From mid-2019 to date, IFS has reduced the square meterage of its global real estate by 9.5%, shrunk its car fleet by 86% versus 2019. By 2025, IFS wants to continue the drive of reducing its carbon footprint from its offices and travel, and will decommission carbon emitting petrol and diesel cars and to invite eligible members to electric.

 

Philanthropy – IFS champions and partners with the IFS Foundation to alleviate poverty and other social ills in Sri Lankan rural villages - Sri Lanka is home to the largest proportion of the IFS workforce.

The IFS Foundation’s mission is to help improve the living standards of people in the countryside by addressing aspects of health, water and sanitation, education and economy, and resulting in a self-sustained community. CSR initiatives in Sri Lanka have already improved the lives of over 3000 people. IFS supports IFS Foundation’s planned expansion to encompass additional areas within remote and rural areas of Sri Lanka.

 

Developing an Impact Mindset – IFS is looking for ways to further accelerate its employee awareness of and contribution to the sustainability agenda. We will be introducing a framework to trigger people's mindsets and to guide engagement. The framework will drive how the company is making it possible for its employees to impact sustainability as individuals and assess how successful IFS is at engaging its workforce behind the Impact Mindset:

  • Volunteering – All employees are given the opportunity to invest one workday a year to support a charitable cause of their choice. In 2023, we strive to have the equivalent of 3 years’ worth of work invested by our employees.
  • Employees – IFS has set the bar high against peers in the industry in terms of diversity in employee mix sets. For example, women make up 34% of the business, above the industry average for tech.
    We will continue to drive grass-roots programs such as the IFS Education Program to foster diversity across the industry. The health and wellbeing of employees remains top of mind, with a new program being launched for employees across the world and measured by twice annual employee surveys.
  • Governance: IFS have always maintained policies on Human Rights and Anti-Slavery, and will further ensure that this is not only in line with UN criteria and reporting and but also pervasively included in the education of its employees.

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, IFS has identified several areas where it will increase its focus for greater impact.

 

Education – the IFS Education Program already works with nearing 80 universities and higher education institutions globally. The program provides scholarships, grants, IT equipment, as well as practical knowledge through internships and mentorships for students. Over the course of the next three years, we plan to expand the program to 150 institutions globally.

 

Carbon emissions – in a program started in 2019, IFS committed to reducing its carbon footprint in part through consolidating its real-estate and improving the green credentials of its properties. From mid-2019 to date, IFS has reduced the square meterage of its global real estate by 9.5%, shrunk its car fleet by 86% versus 2019. By 2025, IFS wants to continue the drive of reducing its carbon footprint from its offices and travel, and will decommission carbon emitting petrol and diesel cars and to invite eligible members to electric.

 

Philanthropy – IFS champions and partners with the IFS Foundation to alleviate poverty and other social ills in Sri Lankan rural villages - Sri Lanka is home to the largest proportion of the IFS workforce.

The IFS Foundation’s mission is to help improve the living standards of people in the countryside by addressing aspects of health, water and sanitation, education and economy, and resulting in a self-sustained community. CSR initiatives in Sri Lanka have already improved the lives of over 3000 people. IFS supports IFS Foundation’s planned expansion to encompass additional areas within remote and rural areas of Sri Lanka.

 

Developing an Impact Mindset – IFS is looking for ways to further accelerate its employee awareness of and contribution to the sustainability agenda. We will be introducing a framework to trigger people's mindsets and to guide engagement. The framework will drive how the company is making it possible for its employees to impact sustainability as individuals and assess how successful IFS is at engaging its workforce behind the Impact Mindset:

  • Volunteering – All employees are given the opportunity to invest one workday a year to support a charitable cause of their choice. In 2023, we strive to have the equivalent of 3 years’ worth of work invested by our employees.
  • Employees – IFS has set the bar high against peers in the industry in terms of diversity in employee mix sets. For example, women make up 34% of the business, above the industry average for tech.
    We will continue to drive grass-roots programs such as the IFS Education Program to foster diversity across the industry. The health and wellbeing of employees remains top of mind, with a new program being launched for employees across the world and measured by twice annual employee surveys.
  • Governance: IFS have always maintained policies on Human Rights and Anti-Slavery, and will further ensure that this is not only in line with UN criteria and reporting and but also pervasively included in the education of its employees.

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This new, single platform means IFS customers can deploy on-premise or in the cloud in a modular way taking advantage of the latest technologies and thus reducing needless computer processing and storage. When deployed in the cloud, such as on Azure, IFS Cloud is 52-79% more energy-efficient than computer equivalents deployed in traditional data centres, and storage is 71-79% more energy-efficient than storage equivalents deployed in traditional enterprise data centres.1

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