Easynet has a responsibility to its customers to help them meet their environmental objectives. We know that any steps we take to reduce the impact of our business on the environment will help our customers, partners and future generations.
Eliminating unnecessary meetings and reducing travel
One way which we hope will help reduce our carbon emissions is our Managed Virtual Meeting Telepresence service. The solution eliminates unnecessary travel for Easynet’s international corporate customers and partners. Its sophisticated functionality creates a life-like video conferencing environment, with outstanding visuals and sound. Managed Virtual Meeting has met with widespread acclaim, and BSkyB is looking to make a significant reduction in its carbon emissions by using the solution.
Innovation in data centres
Environmentally-efficient hosting solutions are increasingly important for our customers, both to meet environmental targets and for cost savings. At Easynet, a programme is under way to look at the energy effectiveness of our data centre design, from the physical building right through to individual processors. We have invested in new, power-efficient technology for many of our data centres including virtualisation, utility computing and intelligent systems.
We’ve improved hardware management, migrating to more energy efficient servers and systems that store up to ten times as much data for the same power. Hot and cold aisles have been installed in some of our data centres which direct cold air only to where it’s needed, making the air conditioning as efficient as possible.
Our flagship Energy Centre in the Netherlands is almost complete. The new data centre has been designed from the ground up to be environmentally responsible. It provides additional data centre space for our customers, and is designed to the highest environmental specification.
In Germany, Easynet is to switch its power supplier to NaturEnergie AG for all data centres. NaturEnergie AG is an economical and ecological power supplier with its own hydro energy production. Easynet will receive only environmentally-friendly power produced without carbon dioxide and without corrosive gases, from 100% renewable energy sources.
In Spain, Easynet’s data centre achieves the Green Grid’s Power Usage Effectiveness rating of 1.9. This is a measure of estimating the energy effectiveness of the data centre, and is one of the highest possible scores.
In Italy, Easynet has an agreement with Sorgenia, the green energy provider. Through the new EnergiaPulita contract, Sorgenia will provide the data center and office in Milan with certified clean energy, coming exclusively from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric plants and wind farms.
We select partners who share our environmental commitments, and we plan to put in place a procurement process to provide a framework for this.
Think before you print
We’ve moved much of our communication to electronic rather than printed, from customer newsletters to strategy updates. We know some things have to be printed, but if we can get our message across as effectively electronically, we will.
As part of Easynet’s continued commitment to the environment, and in line with the WEEE directive, it has introduced a new policy and guidelines relating to the recycling of its equipment.
What should I do with redundant electrical equipment provided by Easynet?
Old electrical and electronic equipment should not be disposed with general waste. Instead it should be collected separately and sent for specialist treatment and recycling.
Easynet is committed to providing superbly managed solutions for its enterprise customers. It recognises that this dedication extends to the supply and return of its equipment. Easynet now offers free take-back of the electrical equipment it provides to its customers. Customers are required to:
- Identify the equipment that they want to return to Easynet
- De-install and pack the equipment in appropriate packaging
- Send the equipment to Easynet using its free post mailing address provided below, or alternatively contact Easynet to arrange pickup – Warehouse 020 7032 3800.
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Unipart Technology Logistics
Unit G Swift Park
Old Leicester Road
Note: Easynet will only treat and recycle electrical and electronic equipment which it has provided to the customer and may charge for recycling any other products returned to us.
Why should I recycle my old electrical and electronic equipment?
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) contains hazardous substances which can have a negative impact on the environment and human health if they are disposed of incorrectly. Recycling WEEE also helps to recover valuable resources which therefore reduce the need for raw materials. Our products are being marked with a crossed-out wheelie symbol as we want to encourage the separate collection of our waste electrical and electronic products.
By collecting WEEE separately, we can ensure it is sent for specialist treatment and recycling. Easynet fully supports recycling of WEEE and offers free take-back or postage of the electrical and electronic equipment we provide to our customers. Products which are returned to us will be treated and recycled to the necessary environmental standards.
What is the WEEE Directive?
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is EU legislation which aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use and recycling and reducing the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill. It seeks to achieve this by making producers of WEEE responsible for financing its collection, treatment, and recovery, and by obliging distributors of WEEE to allow consumers to return WEEE free of charge.
What does the crossed out wheelie bin symbol on electrical and electronic products mean?
The crossed out wheelie bin symbol is used to mark products that should not be disposed with general household waste, but collected separately for reuse or recycling.
What happens to waste electrical and electronic equipment sent back to Easynet?
All waste electrical and electronic equipment which is returned to us is treated and recycled to the necessary environmental standards.
Packaging helps to protect our products between being produced and used by the customer. We are working to ensure our packaging has the least impact on the environment as possible. We are aiming to reduce the amount of packaging, select sustainable packaging materials and encourage the recycling of the packaging we supply to customers.
You can help by recycling any packaging materials you receive. In addition to cutting down greenhouse gases generated by landfill, less energy is used in creating recycled products than in manufacturing the original article, so emissions are reduced. Check out the links below for more information on recycling and to find recycling facilities near you.
- Recycle Now Website
- Budget Pack Compliance Scheme Website
Declaration of Producer Number(s)
Under The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006, a Producer of EEE is required to “declare his EEE producer registration number to any distributor to whom he intends to sell, sells or otherwise supplies EEE”. The table below provides this information for Easynet Ltd.
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If you are unsure as to whether the product being handled fits into one of the above categories, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cisco Systems International B.V. has taken Producer Responsibility in the UK for funding the collection, treatment and environmentally sound management of Cisco labelled waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Cisco has been attributed the following WEEE registration number by the UK Authorities: WEE/CF0092VV/PRO.
In addition to WEEE, Easynet is fully compliant with the Packaging Regulation which is focussed on the issue of waste material generated from packaging of goods.