Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment

Transputec is already rolling out a greener initiative to ensure sustainability and adherence to our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals. We have implemented improvements throughout the business, and we are working towards a green standard with a set of achievable initiatives and tasks.

We’ve implemented our CSR goals at every level of our business activities through projects such as relocating our Data Centre facilities to Iceland, which has had a measurable effect with a saving of 30% on our energy consumption, as well as internal product and supplier adjustments to ensure on-going development and improvements with reduced carbon emissions.

We continuously update and maintain our CSR goals and improvements on our internal management system which provides our customers, partners and employees with an accessible platform for monitoring the demonstration of our CSR initiatives and successes.

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What we are doing to make the difference

Our employees are actively involved in implementing our CSR goals and initiatives. Our people have made some significant impacts and actions to make the difference, making conscious decisions to reduce lighting in areas not used, to make better use of the heating systems, and to make more effective re-use of packaging materials. We have deployed ultra-efficient lighting and heating systems and in 2015/16 encouraging the use of electric vehicles throughout the fleet.

Here are some more ways in which we are already achieving our CSR goals:

  • Our tech teams have reduced the number of servers deployed from 120 to 30 by making use of virtualisation. This helps to make a significant reduction in our energy consumption.
  • We’ve asked all of our employees to unplug their chargers when not in use. Every desk has power supplies to charge mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, cordless tools and other personal gadgets. Keeping chargers and power supplies unplugged helps to reduce energy consumption.
  • All of our computers currently have the ‘sleep mode’ or ‘hibernate mode’ enabled to ensure that energy consumption is significantly lowered when devices have been left unattended for extended periods of time during the day. We also have a rollout plan to replace most of the PCs within our offices with thin client devices to reduce energy consumption and lessen our impact on the environment.
  • We’ve optimised our temperature control system so that we don’t overuse the AC and heating systems. Every little bit goes a long way to help creating a sustainable model that has less impact on the surrounding environment.
  • We’ve replaced inefficient appliances with the latest energy-saving devices that last longer and provide more energy-efficient systems and applications within our offices.
  • We’ve tasked our office area managers with light-saving duties which include switching off lights in areas that don’t require constant lighting and switching off lighting systems at the end of the working day.
  • Use of Electric or Hybrid Vehicles as standard offering in the fleet.
  • Ultra-efficient lighting and heating/cooling systems