TCS Intelligent Urban Exchange™ leverages AI/ML-powered Sustainability Data Spine for a global luxury automotive manufacturer to drive their sustainability initiative of achieving Net Zero Goals
TCS partners with a large luxury automotive manufacturer to achieve key long-term sustainability goals, which include slashing greenhouse emissions by 54-percent across its entire supply chain and operations by 2030 compared to 2019 levels, transforming its vehicle lineup to electric power, and achieving carbon net zero by 2039. The customer has successfully deployed TCS Intelligent Urban Exchange™ solution, to achieve their sustainability goals with real time, real world, consistent and accurate data to inform its decision making, reporting and supply chain management. The solution:
- Helps execute and simplify net-zero journey by proactively managing emission targets.
- Takes advantage of data across an organization and its ecosystems, providing intelligent, data-driven insights across multiple domains.
- Automates greenhouse gas emission accounting and reporting of key metrics
- Incorporates digital twin technology to help spur innovation and optimize emission planning.
A large luxury automotive manufacturer reprioritized and revised its operations strategy by positioning sustainability as a top KPI. It also made sustainability and carbon neutrality key components of its corporate brand and vision.
Meeting these objectives requires the organization find ways to address several complex challenges including consolidating fragmented and widely distributed sustainability data, over-reliance on manual data summarization and reporting, and ineffective decision support analytics. In addition, the company wanted a product that could incorporate client-specific use-cases into their sustainability journey.
After an exhaustive search they selected TCS Intelligent Urban ExchangeTM. This decision was driven by TCS Intelligent Urban Exchange’sTM unique and market-leading capabilities designed to accelerate and manage enterprise-wide sustainability goals and targets. These features include a Digital Spine that automatically collects relevant sustainability data from multiple disparate sources across the enterprise and its partner ecosystem that enable timely, accurate and comprehensive climate action processes and procedures. Also, TCS Intelligent Urban Exchange’sTM Emission Cockpit empowers the organization to assess the top emission drivers across processes, departments, and geographies. The product is also used to automate Environmental, Social and Governance metrices and bring them into compliance with industry standards and requirements. In addition, the product’s powerful decarbonization capabilities provide accurate simulation, forecasting, benchmarking, and sustainability project evaluation analytics. Finally, TCS Intelligent Urban Exchange’sTM Sustainability Twin features help the enterprise develop an emission profile for its entire value chain.
The results of implementing TCS Intelligent Urban ExchangeTM enabled the automotive manufacturer to address its sustainability journey challenges and quickly realize multiple further benefits that include:
- 20-25% emissions savings
- 200+ staff hours saved per year through automating SBTi reporting
- 1,000+ staff hours saved per year through automating data processing activities
- Robust regulation compliance, investor confidence and ongoing net-zero innovation
How TCS Intelligent Urban Exchange™ is enabling the sustainability journey:
Organizations today can understand and reduce their emissions and carbon footprint but are often hampered by limited visibility across entity-wide functions including facilities, operations, fleet services, suppliers, partners, and up/downstream value & supply chains. These constituent entities comprise a complex patchwork of GHG emitters that enterprises cannot afford to miss during total emission calculation, net-zero planning, and climate risk assessment. This wide spectrum of CO2 emission sources presents an array of disparate data silos preventing holistic, system-wide visibility. This gap hinders organizational systems from tracking end-to-end emissions, meeting emerging regulatory requirements and compliance targets, and gaining insights needed to proactively plan and implement effective emission reductions initiatives.
TCS Intelligent Urban ExchangeTM for sustainability is a purpose-built decision-intelligence product that offers prebuilt tools to simplify and accomplish net-zero journeys and proactive emission management targets. It combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-powered decision-orchestration with an easy-to-use, low code platform. It enables organizations to meet sustainability goals through end-to-end emission visibility, monitoring optimization and reporting. It empowers operations that connect the entire business ecosystem, spanning devices, departments, people, systems, and processes, in order to generate actionable, data-driven climate action insights, predictions, and recommendations.