Trees are essential to maintaining our climate and biodiversity. Trees contribute to the global environment by improving air quality, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. We support international tree-planting projects – discover where here
Carbon reduction projects
We support a range of carbon reduction products from improving cooking stove efficiency in poorer countries to green energy initiatives throughout the world. Read about case studies.
Our Internal Carbon Reduction initiatives
The internet consumes a massive amount of electricity for servers, switches and air-conditioning to keep the servers cool. To off-set the energy that we have to use that’s not from renewable sources, we buy carbon-credits to do our bit elsewhere.
As well as helping to fund projects around the world to achieve carbon-neutrality from the large amounts of electricity our servers burn, we do what we can in our offices and datacenters to limit our impact on the environment. So much so that our own carbon consumption has been reduced by over 50% over the last 2 years. These include:
- All LED LIghting in our offices
- Heat Exchanger to replace power-hungry air conditioning units
- Replacing spinning drives with power-efficient SSD’s
- Using lower-power CPU units for backup and non-essential servers
- Our own electric BMW i3 Pool car for travel wherever possible (one of our biggest savings)
- Choosing greener energy suppliers where possible, to run datacenters on renewable power wherever possible
WebMate Environmental Policy Mission
Whilst we can’t actually run our hundreds of servers and switches on vegetable oil for practical reasons (although we’re still hoping), by carbon-offsetting and following our environmental mission policy, we can sleep better knowing we’re doing what we can to help the planet.
To reduce Carbon footprint in real terms as much as we can.
Offset remainder of carbon usage with genuine programs in the UK, US and worldwide.
Invest in Energy Saving technology where possible in office and datacenters.
Partner with suppliers who share our green commitments and values where possible.
Purchase 100% renewal energy where possible, including for vehicle charging at base on remotely.
Recycle office waste as much as possible – including plastics, metals, paper and card.
Compost bio-waste where possible, include coffee and teabags.
Avoid printing and use digital communications and record-keeping where possible.
Encourage a culture within WebMate of environmental awareness and consideration for our planet at all times.