Technology Record - Issue 23: Winter 21/22

129 performance. Our combined solutions optimise both engineering and operations, so AVEVA is well positioned to help increase energy efficiency, minimise noxious emissions and enable the effective use of valuable natural resources. These capabilities cut right through industrial sectors, from farming and manufacturing to energy production and pharmaceuticals. In every industry there exists the inherent potential to cut waste and enhance circularity. For example, water management companies are leveraging innovative industrial internet of things solutions to gain a single view of their operations to identify leaks quickly and remotely, slashing energy costs and water usage globally and saving farmers inspection driving time. Technology holds the key to accelerating sustainability pathways by empowering organisations to operate more efficiently and conserve energy across their operations. What is a ‘sustainability handprint’ and why is it important? Companies worldwide have already committed to reducing their collective environmental footprint. However, the newer concept of the ‘sustainability handprint’ refers to a company’s positive contributions to the environment through its business activities and partnerships. Given the nature of the capabilities they provide to their customers, technology companies can make a constructive impact on environmental sustainability. For example, data infrastructure management solutions such as the AVEVA’s PI System, delivered in partnership with Microsoft through the Azure cloud, can help thousands of diverse businesses find routes to achieve their sustainability goals and become climate positive. Through its innovative technology-led solutions, AVEVA can unlock long-term sustainability benefits for companies across the globe. This is our privilege and planetary legacy. In what ways can data-led innovation unlock sustainability benefits? Data-led innovation plays a significant part in achieving net-zero goals. Software and digitisation can provide insights so that industrial operations run efficient processes with digital transparency and unified control that can unlock smart scheduling and visualisation. Deeper analytics optimise assets while real-time data management ensures resilient industrial ecosystems and digitised traceability that supports circularity.