As part of its CSR strategy, Wavestone has set itself the objective of supporting its clients towards a sustainable performance.

Our responsible consulting approach responds to this commitment. It enriches the way we carry out the most regular missions by leading proactive actions to enlighten our clients on the CSR challenges associated with their transformation projects and to offer concrete and measurable actions, sources of sustainable performance.

Wavestone chose to focus on 4 themes:

  • The impact on individuals
  • Respecting privacy
  • Greenhouse gas emission
  • Waste management

This approach is supported by a pragmatic method, which can be used by each of our consultants.

When launching a mission, after an initial analysis of the situation, the diagnostics guide our reflection of the 4 themes to direct our consultants towards a set of operational accelerators:

  • Documentary resources
  • Capitalized methodologies and tools
  • Available expert units

Once our convictions have been forged, we enlighten our clients on the CSR challenges arising from their projects and, eventually, we offer them tangible actions from which we measure the impact. This approach is not intended for every project. It is primarily intended for the ones on which we are in a position to enlighten the client on decisions and orientations.

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Integrating the CSR challenges at the heart of our business with the responsible consulting approach

Eric Gency-Piriou, Senior account manager, presents the responsible consulting approach aiming at proactively integrating the CSR challenges at the heart of Wavestone’s mission. Our consulting business enables us to have a privileged position to act at the heart of our clients’ transformations and to generate positive and sustainable impacts for society.

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Evaluate the practices’ maturity…

In line with the CSR ambitions of a leader in the retail sector, the IS Department wants to act in order to reduce the environmental impact of its digital services. Wavestone ran an analysis on the maturity of the company’s digital practices, while putting it in perspective with what happens on the market.

…to develop a Responsible Digital roadmap

Because of the results obtained, a new 3 year-roadmap has been developed in order to pilot and to reduce the digital services carbon footprint on a long-term basis.

Good practice

Raise awareness for all stakeholders on meaningful topics to attract as much support possible and to reinforce commitment when deploying the roadmap.

The client feedback

« A very precise expertise on the topic coming from a team that remains sensitive to its client DNA. »

Establishing a new distribution network…

As a major French group operating in the Luxury sector decided to redesign its distribution network in Asia-Pacific, Wavestone helped it in studying various scenarios and the choice of its logistic target.

…by integrating a measure of its carbon impact

An assessment of CO2 emissions from the new transport scheme showed the GHG impacts of the chosen target. The aim of this measure is to reduce the environmental impact and to make it a specific area of work for the implementation. In addition, future similar projects will then incorporate a carbon impact assessment.

Good practice

At the start of the evaluation, align with the methodology used for measuring CO2 emission as well as the benchmarks used.

Facilitate the employees’ adoption of new collaborative tools…

The deployment of its collaborative tools was an opportunity for this leader in the cosmetics sector to define a skills development plan to support its employees regarding the adoption of these tools. Wavestone supported the employee experience department in the operational implementation of the development plan.

…while instilling good practices to reduce the digital carbon impact on a daily basis

A specific training course on frugal digital uses was integrated into the skills development plan in order to reconcile the increasing maturity of digital uses with the reduction of the digital carbon footprint.

Good practice

Widely promote practices that can be applied on a daily basis through concrete actions such as the appropriate use of the camera during meetings, the preference of links rather than attachments in e-mails, etc.

Meeting digital sobriety ambitions…

This major international insurance group has placed sustainable development at the heart of its strategy. Its IT activity is one of the levers of its carbon trajectory commitment. In order to align initiatives and increase their scope, the French entity has decided to set up a GreenIT plan.

…by activating tangible levers and materializing progress through measurable indicators 

Wavestone helped the IT department define its operational roadmap and structure the management of its implementation within the company. In order to define the rise in maturity of the entire organization, concrete action levers were identified and quantified in terms of implementation costs as well as in terms of the potential to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint.

Good practice

The stakes of a sober and responsible digital are not the prerogative of a DSI, all managers of the organization have an active role and must therefore play their part.

Mapping the carbon footprint of its Information Systems…

Wavestone conducted an inventory of all the IT assets of a major business school and then assessed the digital GHG footprint using an emission calculation tool developed by the firm. A specific analysis was also conducted on the impact of CO2 emissions related to the exponential use of videoconferencing.

…and proposing actions to optimize SharePoint storage

Understanding SharePoint usage allowed us to propose new settings and best practices to reduce the storage volume in the short and long term and therefore the GHG footprint associated with the client’s Cloud services.

Good practice

Involve the customer’s IT teams as much as possible during the inventory phase in order to facilitate it’s updating in subsequent years.