How Celonis identifies high-impact decarbonization initiatives

"Watershed helps us be pragmatic. We save time because we can focus on getting precise data where it will have the most impact on our future desire to act."


Celonis, the pioneer and global leader in process mining, enables customers to optimize their business processes by running their business processes entirely on data and intelligence. Powered by its leading process mining technology, Celonis provides a unique set of capabilities for business executives and users to continuously find improvement opportunities within and across processes, and execute targeted actions to rapidly enhance process performance.

These processes span across supply chain, finance and customer service but also, increasingly, industry-specific processes such as shop-floor manufacturing, claims processing and trade settlements. This process optimization yields immediate cash impact, radically improves customer experience, and reduces carbon emissions. Celonis has thousands of implementations with global customers.

One of Celonis’ core values is ‘Earth is our future,’ and in early 2023, it announced an intention to set near and long-term targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard. (It's full Climate Action Plan can be found here.) Celonis also offers a suite of sustainability-focused solutions that guide companies to reduce process inefficiencies and decarbonize their supply chains.

Challenge: Keep cutting emissions while the company grows

With its business thriving, Celonis saw its operations and headcount expand rapidly in recent years. In line with the company’s values, it was a key priority for the company to set and meet clear sustainability goals.

Celonis had already measured its carbon footprint in the past, but saw room for improvement in the data quality of material emission categories. The previous footprint did not provide the required data accuracy to derive measurable reduction measures in the major Scope 3 emission categories.

“We wanted to take an active role by calculating carbon intensity of revenue and then creating a roadmap of reductions based on detailed operational data to reach net zero.”
-Sophia Wieland, Sustainability & Climate Change Manager at Celonis

Solution: Use Watershed to get easy-to-understand and actionable footprint data

Celonis worked with Watershed to re-measure its footprint and the data proved to be well-suited to drive actions for the sustainability team. In particular, Wieland shared that Celonis benefitted from:

"Watershed helps us be pragmatic. We save time because we can focus on getting precise data where it has the most impact on our future desire to act."

Result: High-impact decarbonization

Celonis is now working collaboratively across the business on decarbonization initiatives and putting together a concrete roadmap to net zero. Wieland shared some of their successes:

“Watershed makes us feel very supported and the data we see in the tool makes the process of decarbonization, which can feel very complex and not tangible, more approachable.”

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