Custard’s dedication to environmental practices and sustainability
Custard Technical Services are proud to be working towards a more sustainable future in partnership with our clients
Our Commitment to a Greener Future!
Custard Technical Services are proud to be working towards a more sustainable future in partnership with our clients and have implemented a number of day to day working practises to work towards becoming carbon neutral.
Any one of our employees who drives a company car, does so on pure electric. Custard’s entire fleet is made up of fully electric vehicles so site visits for installations, project work and review meetings are better for the environment. A fully electric car will emit between 28% and 81% less CO2 than a traditional car that runs on petrol and electric cars have significantly reduced exhaust emissions resulting in better air quality for us all as well. Our clients can be rest assured that when Custard come onsite to help them with their IT issues or to implement new technology, they are partnering with a company who care’s how we deliver that service. You won’t miss them either as they are covered in some colourful corporate branding!
Once they get back onsite to Custard HQ, these company car’s plug into chargers powered by solar panels that power the entire business park that Custard HQ is situated on. All electric in the building at Custard including in the Custard data centre is powered by solar power which means no greenhouse gasses and costs for our Custard data centre are cheaper to host servers than other providers as after all, sunshine is free. Solar panels mean maintenance costs are minimal so it means no sudden huge price hikes in our IT costs if moving to a hosted server solution as Custard can forecast the way the data centre electricity is forecast. All heating to the Custard office is provided by a wood burner as well which is Custard’s way of further cutting carbon emissions as logs are a low carbon source of fuel.
Once we have been onsite and implemented new kit, what do Custard do with the old kit? Custard adheres to the WEEE Directive which regulates how products are managed to the end of their lifestyle and encourages recycling and reuse in accordance with the EU Directive 2019/19/EC. Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste so this means that by working with Custard and buying new equipment through Custard, you can be assured that your old kit is recycled an environmentally friendly process. his process includes and is not restricted to laptops, hard drives, PC’s, servers, batteries and network IT hardware to name just a few things.
Whilst it is important for Custard to work towards more sustainability inhouse, we also have carefully considered our supplier’s and partners. Custard only use suppliers who use recycled packaging and instead of throwing our structurally intact packaging, Custard reuse to further reduce our carbon footprint. Custard also encourages a completely paperless office, using the best of technology to limit the employee’s use of paper or cardboard based products.
These are just a few ways that Custard is embracing sustainable business practises and as the spotlight turns more towards reduction in climate change, there is no doubt that there will be further enhancements to these in the future.
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