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Avanade Recognizes Pioneering Work in Tackling Sustainability Challenges

Leading Microsoft Solutions Company, Avanade, has honored the premium Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars with its “Do What Matters” sustainability award.

Gothenburg—January 26, 2023

Leading Microsoft solutions provider, Avanade, has given Volvo Cars its ‘Do what matters’ award, which recognizes initiatives that leverage technology for sustainability improvements. Volvo Cars received the award for its use of a jointly developed environment impact measurement tool, which the Swedish automotive manufacturer is using across its global operations as part of its mission to be carbon neutral by 2040. The award, which honors companies that are using technology to make a positive impact for the environment, was presented to Volvo Cars at a ceremony on January 19.

Avanade recognized Volvo Cars for its role in developing a Facilities Environmental Sustainability Tool which enables it to gather data from approximately 200 non-manufacturing facilities, 2,500 retailers and its manufacturing facilities. It then provides a report on its carbon footprint, including things like heating systems and wastewater, which can then be used to make decisions and take action to drive down the environmental impact.

Carl Nyman, Avanade Client Executive, Sweden, says, “To do what matters on sustainability, organizations must integrate and translate data from multiple sources into actionable insights, in real time. Our own research tells us that 93 percent of companies are struggling with their sustainability agendas. More than ever, technology is critical to solving the environmental challenges our world faces and Volvo Cars is demonstrating clear leadership in how to do what matters with digital to become climate neutral.”

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 60,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers.

We have been recognized, together with our parent Accenture, as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfill their potential.

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

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Suzanna Abarca | Nordic Marketing Lead

Europe Marketing
Avanade
Alströmergatan 12, 102 29 Stockholm
Cell: +46 (0)72 511 90 08
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