It's Earth Day tomorrow! and we would like to take a moment to recognize the efforts by our partners to reduce waste, and improve efficiency through various initiatives.
The boom in remote and hybrid work has impacted our lives in so many ways. Where, how, and when we work has changed dramatically and brought with it positive change to many environmental aspects such as reduced traffic and congestion. And because most of the computing energy needed is being managed in the cloud, it becomes easier to optimize those efficiencies at scale, reducing the carbon footprint and helping build sustainable solutions.
A quote from AWS on their energy efficiency efforts in the cloud “We focus on efficiency across all aspects of our infrastructure, from the design of our data centers and hardware to modeling the performance of our operations for continually enhanced efficiency” you can read more about their efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives here.
RingCentral has set their goals to reduce environmental impact “We are focusing on reducing the impacts of our own operations and helping our customers reduce their impact through our technology. Across our company we are assessing and determining processes and targets to reduce environmental impacts, focusing first on energy consumption. In 2022 we determined our energy consumption baseline and set our intention to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in our UK office.” To read the full article click here.
A direct quote from Zoom’s CEO Eric Yuan “Zoom cares about the long-term benefits of our employees, customers, and community. We strive to make a positive impact by delivering virtual connections to the global community and committing to build a sustainable future for our environment and society.” To read more about the environmental and sustainability efforts at zoom you can click here.
From Avaya: "Remaining steadfast in our commitment to combat climate change, we continue to identify opportunities to reduce our emissions and use energy more efficiently and we have committed to set near-term company-wide emissions reduction targets in line with climate science. Avaya supports the UNSDGs and is having a positive impact on climate action." You can read more about their environmental initiatives here.
We’re working hard with our partners to do our part to help minimize waste and care for our planet and shifting our workloads to the cloud is just one of the ways that can help. We usually have a call to action at the end of a blog such as "Start Saving on Your Business Phone System Today!" or "Get in Touch with our Contact Centre Experts!" but today our call to action is simple: go outside and appreciate the wonderful planet we call home 🙂