Lets take a look at a real life example of how Video Conferencing can help to reduce carbon footprint by reducing the need for business travel.
A retail company with stores throughout the UK has 6 Regional Managers who meet at their head office in London for a meeting every quarter.
1 lives close by and walks to the office
1 takes a return flight from Glasgow to London = 0.12 tonnes
1 makes a return train journey from Exeter to London = 0.03 tonnes
1 drives from Southampton to London in a medium sized petrol car = 0.05 tonnes
1 travels by train from Birmingham to London = 0.02 tonnes
1 flies from Manchester to London = 0.05 tonnes
One meeting = 0.27 tonnes of carbon emissions
Repeated 4 times a year, these quarterly meetings alone equate to 1.08 tonnes of carbon emissions
With a simple desktop Video Conferencing solution in each of the Regional Manager’s offices and a meeting room Video Conferencing solution in the London head office, these meetings could all be done by Video Conference, eliminating 2.77 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Take a look at Polycom’s carbon emissions and ROI calculator to see how you can reduce your impact on the environment.
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