Olivier Vergeynst

Director of the Belgian Digital Responsibility Institute, a think and do tank founded in 2020, based on its French equivalent: the INR. Its objective is to bring together Belgian companies, organisations and citizens, in order to help them succeed in their digital transition while reducing the environmental and social footprint of their IT services and uses.


Interview conducted on 20 June 2022


"In service companies, for example, the top three carbon emission items are travel, buildings and IT - in an order that can vary from one organisation to another. Sometimes, IT will be the main item, unbeknownst to the company because it is not measured or because it is poorly measured. Mobility is very clearly associated in people's minds with the environmental issue, but IT is much less so. However, awareness of the problem is growing. … “