We believe that people and planet are just as important as profit in the triple bottom line.
Our concern with reducing the environmental footprint of our data centres is central to our strategic vision. For example, our designs seek to minimise the impact of our facilities. We do this by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, fitting catalytic converters to our diesel generators, and by looking toward more renewable sources of energy. We also engage with the circular economy, where appropriate purchasing refurbished hardware, including laptops and servers.
It goes without saying that the safety and well-being of our staff team is paramount. Additionally, we have created an enabling culture where all staff are supported and encouraged – both personally and professionally – to grow, develop and have confidence within their roles. Recognising the lack of diversity within the data centre industry, we have committed to creating a team that is diverse and inclusive of all people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, diff-ability or LGBT+ status.
coolDC does not exist in isolation from the community in which we operate, and we believe that it is important to give back to those around us. Although we have begun to do this by providing employment opportunities to graduates of – and students at – the University of Lincoln, this is not enough. Consequently, we have identified a number of ways that will simultaneously enable us to contribute to the wider community and the long-term sustainability of our industry, as well as raising awareness of diversity in STEM among children and young people in the local area.
Click here to view our animated video which explains what a data centre is.
Some of our team are involved in outreach work in schools as STEM Ambassadors and Go4SET Mentors. We also have several exciting activities planned over the coming months; these include events to mark International Women’s Day (8 March) and British Science Week (6-15 March).
For more information, contact Angela Meah.