We are constantly seeking to implement more
Environmentally Friendly practices across
our entire operations...
Sustainability is the most important challenge facing the human race and at Hyperslice we are committed to doing what we can to swiftly reduce our environmental impact & support our customers to do the same.
We are constantly seeking to implement more environmentally friendly practices across our entire operations and our supply chain in our goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. While this is not something we can achieve overnight, we are steadfast in our aims and our pace of progress is accelerating.
All our data centres are certified to the ISO 14001 standard. This is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. Our certification shows that we have complied with its environmental performance requirements through our efficient use of resources and the reduction of waste. The work done to achieve ISO 140001 includes.
ISO 50001 is a standard that commits organisations to make continual progress in energy management. With accredited and compliant data centres, we demonstrate the ability to establish, implement, maintain and improve our energy management systems. This systematic approach ensures we can achieve ongoing improvements in energy performance, including efficiency and consumption. An example of this in practice is the use of advanced cold aisle contained, data centre cooling systems and the installation of LED lighting.
Our data centre operations participate in the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and comply with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations. In addition, we are committed to procuring Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) certificates for our green energy.
We are aware that our impact on the environment goes wider than our own activities and can be affected by the operations of our supply chain and our clients. Where possible, we seek to partner with organisations that have sustainability goals that match our own. This includes our energy providers.
For example, by replacing HDDs with faster and more energy efficient SSDs across our infrastructure, the carbon emissions caused by customers’ use of IT is reduced. On average, SSDs use half the amount of energy at load and one-eighth at idle, compared to HDDs. SSDs also last longer and are made using more environmentally friendly materials.
We are committed to flexible working which is beneficial for our employees’ work-life balance and also helps reduce emissions from commuting to work. With more people working at home, we have been able to downsize our office space and this has reduced our carbon footprint even more.
This enables employees visiting the offices to travel shorter distances and make journeys via public transport. Both our new premises have an EPC rating of A and make use of low energy technologies, like LED lighting systems.
At Hyperslice, we have successfully eliminated almost all paper communications across our group, reducing the impact of deforestation and the manufacture and transport of paper.
Internally, we are aiming to become a paperless company.
In conjunction with ESDS, our partner in India, we participate in and contribute to Project Green Connect. This new project has a long term aim to provide NGOs, farmers and landowners in India with enough seeds to plant one billion new trees to offset the impact of the deforestation of the Indian jungle.
With regard to old servers, these are securely recycled, with certified data cleansing, and their components reused where possible. Server boxes are recycled by a national waste management company.
We also work to align our activities to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a local and national level.
This includes carbon emissions, pollution, impacts on environmental habitats and waste. At the same time, we aim to offset any historical impact our operations have had since our launch.