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Le Monde Group publishes its carbon footprint

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🗞️ Driving the news: Le Monde Group, including L'Obs and other subsidiaries, published its 2022 carbon footprint report, showing significant progress in reducing emissions
The report highlights a 29% reduction in emissions compared to 2019, with Le Monde alone accounts for 60% of the total emissions

🔭 The context: The report, produced by EcoAct, reflects the group's commitment to transparency and environmental responsibility
The assessment includes emissions from digital equipment manufacturing and usage by readers, providing a comprehensive view of the group's environmental impact

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: This report underscores the significant carbon footprint of digital media consumption, contributing to global greenhouse gas emissions and prompting a reevaluation of sustainable practices in the media industry

⏭️ What's next: Le Monde Group aims to further reduce its carbon footprint by 2025 through various initiatives, including optimizing data use, transitioning to renewable energy-powered data centers, and extending the lifespan of IT equipment

📈 One stat: The total emissions of Le Monde Group and L'Obs reached 67,420 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2022, approximately the annual emissions of 6,700 French people


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