Therefore, when constructing office buildings, educational facilities, and software parks, FPT prioritized technology adoption and eco-friendly materials. It also made the most of natural energy sources and increased the green spaces to reduce any negative impact, energy consumption, and discharge.
Besides, Decree No. 06/2022/ND-CP on mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protecting the ozone layer specified that facilities with energy consumption of 1,000 TOE (Tons of oil equivalent) or above must take inventories and mitigate GHG emissions since 2023. According to preliminary statistical data of FPT's office buildings and campuses, the average electricity consumption was about four million kWh, equivalent to 700 TOEs. Currently, FPT has yet to measure the GHG emissions index. However, environmental issues have always been among the top concerns of FPT when expanding nationwide office properties. Therefore, FPT will continue to take initiatives to mitigate and measure this index.
FPT has been applying multiple measures to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, such as installing solar power systems, enhancing virtual meetings, limiting stationery supplies, digitizing documents and data, and regularly conducting communication methods to encourage energy conservation with display banners and posters in noticeable areas.
Developing technological innovations toward the green environment
FPT invested in developing solutions based on the latest technology trends, such as AI, Big Data, Cloud, IoT, and RPA, allowing itself and companies worldwide to aim for a green business model and reduce environmental impacts.
For example, FPT's solutions related to innovative and energy-saving production have been effectively deployed by numerous enterprises. For example, a Vietnam-based factory of a traditional German manufacturer with 77 auto factories globally used smart factory solutions researched, developed, and deployed by FPT, which optimized the entire manufacturing processes, logistics, and operations, thereby reducing emissions and saving energy. After three years of implementation, it was the most modern facility, and the manufacturer was about to close some plants in Europe to focus on expanding its scale of operations in Vietnam.
An energy company in Europe, the leading continent for renewable energy, was deploying wind power management solutions made by FPT to optimize operational and maintenance practices in its wind farms.
In the field of electric cars, one of the crucial things is the placement of charging stations on the roads. Therefore, FPT supported the development of charging station management software and embedded software running on charging stations to solve the problem of optimal management and electricity consumption.
In parallel with accompanying businesses toward green growth, FPT also promoted internal digital transformation activities aiming for operational excellence, thereby indirectly lessening environmental impacts. Most of FPT's operations in terms of management and operation were digitized toward paperless offices, including online task assignment, electronic invoices, electronic procurement, electronic payment, online performance review, and other internal virtual shared services. In 2022, FPT's electronic contracts reached over 70,000, accounting for about 40% of the total and equivalent to a 20% increase over 2021.
The Corporation also encouraged using public transport and shuttle buses for employees and boosted technology solutions for virtual meetings and videoconferencing rather than taking business travel in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from private vehicles. According to data generated from the virtual meeting platform of the head office, FPT conducted about 4,500 online meetings in 2022.
With offices and buildings across the country, FPT has always been aware that green offices not only help efficiently save energy and reduce office operating costs but also create creative workplaces, thereby promoting sustainable growth.
Additionally, when investing in office buildings, FPT always conducted Environmental impact assessment reports and complied with the laws and regulations on environmental protection, energy consumption, and waste/emission treatment. We also prioritized new technologies and eco-friendly materials, making the most of natural energy sources to minimize negative environmental impact, energy consumption, and discharge.
FPT’s educational campuses and software parks in Hanoi, Da Nang, Binh Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho were constructed using the campus model with office buildings integrated with entertainment areas, green spaces, and landscapes. They included F-Ville Software Village in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (Hanoi); FPT University in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (Hanoi); FPT Complex in FPT City Urban Area (Da Nang); F-Town in Thu Duc Hi-Tech Park (HCMC)….
Increasing the use of natural energy/water sources, such as solar energy, groundwater, and rainwater.
Reducing GHG emissions by decreasing energy consumption in FPT's office buildings nationwide.
Using smart energy and water control systems.
Monitoring monthly electricity consumption.
Cleaning the heat exchanger rigs and the air-cooled hot rigs periodically, avoiding dust and dirt that may reduce the heat transfer capacity.
Maintaining failures to avoid any energy losses timely.
Replacing the use of water heaters with centralized solar water supply centers.
Having skilled maintenance technicians to adequately operate the air conditioning and ventilation systems and enhance energy efficiency.