Exponential-e cuts carbon footprint by 68% as it demonstrates sustainability commitment with dual ISO energy and environment certification from BSI
ISO 14001 and 50001 certifications make British cloud and network provider one of the most highly certified technology companies
London, U.K., 30 June, 2016 – British cloud and networking provider, Exponential-e, has been awarded two ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certifications recognising energy and environmental management across its business. Between May 2015 and May 2016, Exponential-e reduced its carbon footprint by a total of 68%. The ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 Standards are an addition to Exponential-e’s five existing certifications across security, business continuity, quality and service management, making the company one of the only technology providers to hold this many ISO certificates.
“With new figures published by British Gas revealing that the UK is still amongst the top 20 countries emitting the largest amount of carbon, British businesses need to urgently review their energy and environmental policies in order to remain globally competitive,” said Jitesh Bavisi, Director of Compliance at Exponential-e. “Although we’ve always taken pride in our Corporate Social Responsibility, these certifications prove our achievements in carbon footprint reduction. We’ve made significant investment into upgrading our facilities, which now reflect a responsible future-focused organisation, and we will continue to work on minimising our long-term environmental impact. We’re delighted to reveal that our energy bill has gone down significantly even though we’ve gained 34 new employees in the past 5 months.”
Achievement of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard, is based on the company’s ability to reduce costs in waste, recycling and consumption, as well as manage environmental risks. ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard shows Exponential-e’s energy efficiency across the business, including raising employee awareness and working towards a more secure long-term energy supply. Implementing the two standards and maintaining an integrated approach will help Exponential-e’s long-term commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
This certification also ensures Exponential-e’s compliance with the Environment Agency’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which identifies areas of energy savings available across the organisation.
Examples of Exponential-e’s energy and environmental initiatives include installation of £30,000 worth of motion sensors across its offices that manage light usage, and replacement all its plasma screens, which hold C or D energy consumption ratings, with more environmentally-friendly LEDs, which hold A+ ratings.
“With technology being a sector that is traditionally energy intensive, a reduction of 68% is significant. As we develop and evolve our offering at Exponential-e, we’ll continue to maintain our audits and look to build around our standards frameworks for managing quality, security, business continuity, service and now environmentally friendly policies. We no longer have an area of our business that’s not assessed by a third party, and we’re proud to be one of the few technology companies holding seven ISO certificates,” concludes Bavisi.
Toni Allen, UK Head of Client Propositions, BSI comments: “Achieving certification to both ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 demonstrates Exponential-e’s commitment to being a more sustainable organisation. Implementing these management systems will enable them to control their environmental and energy impact and continually improve their performance.”
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