The Record - Issue 18: Autumn 2020

148 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om I NT E R V I EW E arlier this year, AVEVA named Lisa Johnston as its chief sustainability officer, tasking her with the responsibility for man- aging its environmental sustainability initiatives. Here, she shares her perspective on how a global organisation like AVEVA can help the industrial sector to operate more efficiently and sustainably. How is AVEVA contributing towards lowering carbon emissions and achieving green goals for its customers? We are committed to working with our custom- ers to help them to drive sustainability in engi- neering, operations and performance. We work with leading companies to leverage the power of our ecosystem to deliver solutions and expertise to optimise sustainable performance and boost circularity. From water and energy to food and infrastructure, our solutions transform oppor- tunity into business value. We use collaborative innovation to empower people and industries to thrive. Our portfolio breadth creates a shared common environment enriched with intelligent analytics and empowered by the cloud. This ena- bles customers to deploy products and services faster, reduce energy consumption, cut emis- sions and share collaborative innovation, boost- ing sustainable outcomes for everyone. How can technology solve eco-related problems? The future belongs to companies who take advan- tage of deeper intelligence to empower future workforce generations, while supporting effi- cient, connected and sustainable working models. Digitisation and sustainability can be two sides of the same coin. AVEVA’s software supports sustainable outcomes by plumbing our broad and deep specialist capabilities into the scale and scope of the cloud to deliver digitally transformed ways of working improve engineering, operations and performance outcomes to deliver diverse environmental benefits for customers. What’s next for sustainability? In the coming decade, AVEVA believes that sustainability will become essential to industrial business models across the value chain – from sourcing and supply chain to the production line and end of asset lifecycles. Since 2010 there’s been a marked increase in corporate sustainability commitments, indicating AVEVA’s innovative digital solutions are helping companies in the industrial sectors to develop connected and sustainable working models The key to unlocking sustainability BY R E B E CCA G I B SON “Our solutions transform opportunity into business value”