Published on 19/10/2020

E-CleanUp Challenge : Target exceeded

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An ambitious target was set after the summer holidays: A reduction of 500 GB on the Group’s servers. At the end of the 4 weeks campaign, the results exceeded expectations with over 824 GB of data having been deleted.
Innovating for the environment
Since 2006, ARMOR is committed to activating sustainable, innovative and ethical growth levers through its approach to social innovation.  At the heart of its mission is the design and promotion of products and services that respond to societal challenges, particularly through the production of remanufactured cartridges and organic photovoltaic films. This ambition is also reflected internally, with the desire of various employees to exercise a responsible influence on their environment.
Committed employees
As an illustration of this commitment, ARMOR employees carried out actions to collect litter on the occasion of World CleanUp Day 2019. This event was disrupted in 2020 due to the Covid-19 epidemic. To this end and on the occasion of Cyber World CleanUp Day (CyberWCUD) 2020, the company's employees organized a digital data cleanup day. The initiative received the praise of Hubert de Boisredon, Group CEO: « In 2019, ARMOR made a strong commitment to World CleanUp Day but the health situation prevented us from repeating the campaign in the same way this year. I congratulate the teams for having re-invented the challenge and demonstrating that digital is also a major issue for society! »
At the end of the day, 792 GB were removed by the employees, which corresponds to approximately 16.48 tons of CO2, the equivalent of two car trips around the world. This is the result of a collective effort which, thanks to CSR correspondents in the various foreign subsidiaries, went far beyond the borders of France. On average, each participant deleted about 2.5 GB of data.
« Collective awareness, committed employees and project team and enthusiastic interaction » : for Annabelle Guillet, Group CSR Director, these are the reasons behind the success of the project.
A new ambition: encourage daily management of digital data
In addition to this lightening initiative organized during World CleanUp Week, the project had two main objectives: raise employees’ awareness of digital pollution and help them build on the good practices acquired during their participation. «By taking on this challenge, everyone realized how much can be achieved on an ongoing basis. It encourages employees to take action and to incorporate eco-responsible practices within their everyday activities. Our role is to provide support, so that such one-off mass clean-up initiatives are no longer required», states Charlotte Loidreau, Digital & Employee Experience Expert.