Environmental Policy

As information technology plays an increasingly important role in society, it also becomes increasingly important to minimise the negative environmental impacts of the production and use of IT equipment. At the same time, IT has a huge potential to reduce the negative environmental impacts of other activities in society. IT is therefore – for two distinct reasons – an important focus for efforts to counter global warming and other environmental problems.

Reciprocal’s policy is to promote and position solutions that tackle the Environmental challenges that individuals and companies are responsible for. Our business partners have been selected on the basis that they have a mandatory Green solution and that they are part of the Green Grid or an equivalent body.

Our solutions combined deliver the following:

  • Reduce Power and cooling
  • Reduce floor Space
  • Virtualisation of Servers and Storage to drive Utilisation rates on a smaller footprint
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives
  • European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
  • Energy efficient to protect and Store TB’s and Petabytes of Data for less
  • Data Compression to allow companies to store 5 times as much data on the existing equipment

Reciprocal’s selection policy to ensure that our key business partners are working with its key suppliers to ensure that certain environmentally harmful materials are not used in the manufacturing process of products and require suppliers to provide Certificates of Compliance in which they declare the absence of restricted materials in the products they supply to Reciprocal clients.

IT holds the potential to reduce energy consumption and optimise resource utilisation. Modern IT equipment makes it possible to have virtual meetings, rendering flights and other transportation unnecessary. Similarly, home offices provide opportunities for teleworking, which also saves transportation. Another example of innovative IT solutions is automated control of energy consumption, which can form part of the energy-saving homes and workplaces of the future. In this regard, it is fundamental to invest in research in Green IT.

The increasing spread of IT is part of the strain on the environment, but at the same time, IT can become a strong contributor to the protection of the environment of the future. All it takes is the will and ability to think innovatively and promote innovative IT solutions.

The Right Data Centre

The data centre has changed considerably through the decades as the evolution of information technology has enabled it to become the critical nerve centre of today’s enterprise. The number of data centre facilities has increased over time as business demands increase, and each facility houses a rising amount of more powerful IT equipment. Data centre managers around the world are running into limits related to power, cooling, and space – and the rise in demand for the important work of data centres has created a noticeable impact on the world’s power grids. The efficiency of data centres has become an important topic of global discussion among end-users, policy-makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies.

Reciprocal consultants have expert knowledge of Data Centre’s and are trained to use a standard set of measurements which are adopted by the industry, it will be easier for end-users to manage their facilities and equipment to achieve optimal energy efficiency. The Green Grid is a global consortium of IT companies and professionals seeking to improve energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems around the globe. The Green Grid organisation seeks to unite global industry efforts to standardise on a common set of metrics, processes, methods and new technologies to further its common goals.

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