The figures on the left show the results achieved. Total electricity consumption growth was significantly lower than the increase in total business transactions processed1. Amadeus has therefore managed to continuously improve energy efficiency by processing increasing number of transactions per kWh.
It is also important to take into consideration that the methodology for calculating transactions remains constant, although the complexity per transaction keeps continuously growing, since technological advances permit dealing with increasing amounts of data per transaction. In other words, efficiency gains are in effect larger than what is depicted in the graph.
Apart from the Data Centre, the other sources of electricity consumption are our office buildings across the world. We measure and monitor our consumption in our top 10 sites, both in absolute numbers, as well as in efficiency ratios of electricity per employee, as per graphic on facing page.
Below are some examples of specific local initiatives implemented during 2012, in order to optimise performance:
The table bellow summarises electricity consumption and the trend over the last years of Amadeus’ operations worldwide, including our premises worldwide, and our Data Centre.