People & society
It’s no coincidence one of the most successful companies of our times unofficial motto was “don’t be evil”. In the end most businesses just want to do good in the world. At Hypernode we have at heart that making people’s lives, may it be our customers or employees, better is likely to make us far more successful.
This involves supporting higher education, open source projects and charities, with free hosting or domain names. Hypernode employees also receive extra (paid) leave if they use their holidays for charity work.
Cloud computing servers create the magic of e-commerce. But every online visit, site search, or purchase sets several servers to work consuming very real energy resources.
Unfortunately these energy resources aren’t 100% renewable 100% of the time. And since the energy appetite of our industry is projected to become bigger and bigger so is our impact on the environment.
To offset the latter, our cloud providers and data centers across the globe having been putting real effort in decarbonizing their environmental impact by buying Renewable Energy Certificates (REC’s) or Guarantees of Origin (GO’s) and increasing their energy efficiency by the use of smart power management programs.
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Although populair conventions may hold some hostility towards ‘for profit’ companies, arguing it’s a always a zero sum game. We believe that conducting business in a manner beneficial to societal as well as planetary interests lays the groundwork for sustainable growth in the 21st century.
Keeping a holistic approach whilst effecting profitable growth, enables us to keep supporting education and charity or invest in greener cloud solutions.
If you have any ideas on how we can better our CSR policy feel free to reach out
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