The importance of data in improving efficiency

New research from Capgemini’s Research Institute has shown that half of big businesses are now turning to artificial intelligence to help improve their climate impact.

This correlates to the increased reliance on data collection and tracking in the fight against climate change. But how can data be utilised on an everyday basis to help companies be more efficient and cut costs, as well as reduce their carbon footprint?


Turning plans into reality

As with the UK as a whole, there is a gap between businesses' environmental ambitions and their current situation. Capgemini's research found that the 'missing link' could be a lack of investment and digital upskilling, with more emphasis needed on the potential for AI, and data analysis to optimise current processes.

How do we use data?

Veolia understands the importance of using data, and the crucial role it can play in making your business more efficient. For example, our Hubgrade service can remotely measure, monitor and control the efficiency of your buildings and infrastructure, enabling you to reduce your carbon footprint and identify cost savings. Other solutions available are smart water systems, benchmarking for comparison… Data is essential to providing the best solutions for your business.

Find out how Hubgrade can make your business smarter about your businesses use of utilities.

Data-driven solutions

We can help you to use data and smart technology effectively at every level of your business' operations, including waste disposal. Our PortiK system within our Mixed Recycling Facilities can enable mass purity to be estimated from analysis of waste streams, but can also now allow a confidence interval to be associated with it. This means that we can use real data from your waste stream to inform the solutions which are put in place i.e. container sizes and collection frequencies.

This process is unique to Veolia and means that your waste management system is as efficient as possible - saving you money, ensuring that your waste containers always have the space you need, and ensuring that you are disposing of waste in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Our Bin Sensor technology can similarly improve efficiency, by sensing when a bin needs collecting and eliminating collections of half-full bins.

Information as a resource

These technologies can be the foundation of a broader data-driven strategy, which can utilise real information from your sites to improve your environmental impact and identify cost savings for your business. Only by analysing where we are now, will we be able to get to where we need to be.


Find out more about how Veolia can help your business using data.
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