e|net takes our environmental responsibilities very seriously and actively operates an environmental management system.
We strive to reduce our own impact and the impact of any sub-contractors on the environment. Our environmental policy specifically targets the construction element of our business and e|net expects all subcontractors and suppliers to co-operate fully in the implementation of this system. This forms part of supplier reviews and evaluations.
Some environmental initiatives are outlined below:
- Recycling: General awareness and cognisance of recycling is promoted within the business. Separation of materials such as paper, plastics and cardboard are catered for. In addition, e|net purchase recycled stationary and use recycled ink cartridges as a matter of course;
- Video Conferencing: The company has Installed and frequently uses video conferencing. The business case for this was to reduce the requirements for travel;
- Suppliers: e|net has selected Airticity as our energy supplier. According to the most recent fuel mix disclosure, published by the Regulatory Authorities [Commission for Energy Regulation] for 2009, 66% of Airtricity’s electricity in the Republic of Ireland came from renewable resources;
- Network Design: We ensure that energy design is a key part of our network design and we have taken a number of specific actions that reduce the impact on the environment e.g. Increased tolerances on air conditioning in 86 collocation facilities to reduce energy consumption.