Worldwide challenge for employees: delete data, protect the climate and do good

Magazine, 22.12.2020

In Germany and internationally, numerous ERGO companies once again took part in this year's Data Delete Challenge of the group. For one week in November, employees deleted data they no longer needed. The proud result: 18 gigabytes less, equivalent to 3.4 tonnes of CO2.

Less storage space consumes less energy.

The idea of the challenge is very simple: less storage space consumes less energy. It reduces CO2 emissions and protects the climate. Additional motivation is provided by the donations that the three winning companies can give to social projects of their choice.

The colleagues from ERGO China Life deleted the most data per employee. They won the Challenge and with it a Christmas donation of 5,000 euros. They chose to support the "Jinan Xing Shen Caring Centre", a charitable institution that helps autistic children.

Without question: It is best to continuously throughout the year delete data on computers and mobile phones that is no longer needed in order to lighten the load on the servers. In this way, every individual can contribute to climate protection with just a few clicks. So how about a challenge within the family or circle of friends, combined with a private Christmas donation to an aid organisation in the neighbourhood?

Text: Monika Stobrawe


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