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We must all do our part to look after our planet; to acknowledge the climate crisis and channel it into climate action. Modern technology is emerging every day, and we are in a fortunate position to be supported by our key supplier, Microsoft, with their pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030 and support their partners with innovation and progress reporting. That’s why Core’s carbon management approach is threefold.
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By leveraging Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and services, Core utilises Microsoft’s mature carbon management program.
As a result of eliminating our need for private data centres, we have significantly reduced the volume of carbon our business creates.
As a result of using shared, hosted office space, we also benefit from our office provider’s carbon program. Our remote working policy also means that less emissions are produced through our reduction in staff commutes.
We are happy to meet customers face-to-face if that is their preference, but we encourage video call meetings where possible to reduce carbon emissions, and our customers generally ask for calls rather than face-to-face meetings.
A sizeable portion of any business’ carbon footprint stems from user devices.
Our use of End User Compute platforms means that even the logistics processes we use to provide our employees with hardware are as efficient as can be. In 2022, we are launching our carbon offsetting program for customers, and leading by example by pledging to plant trees to offset the minimal carbon each employee managed desktop creates.
We have partnered with experts in the field to evolve a robust and long-term program to encourage customers and partners to take action to offset their carbon use and where possible, set targets to achieve net zero targets.
We understand how important it is for our customers to demonstrate their efforts towards carbon offsetting. As such, we are offering our customers an uncomplicated way to offset the carbon their employees create. If you’re interested in speaking to one of our Account Managers about carbon offsetting for your users, either as an add-on service, or a standalone product, please get in touch.
To support our customers’ journey towards carbon offsetting, part of our sustainability program includes giving our customers access to a dynamic reporting platform that helps businesses align business practises to targets, including net zero trajectories.
The dynamic reporting can help to meet regulatory carbon footprint requirements, product lifecycle analysis, and simplifying carbon calculations.
Our efforts towards minimising the impact our business has on the environment primarily focuses on assessing, calculating, reducing, and offsetting the carbon we create. Responsible practises are embedded into Core’s values. We have a responsibility to our customers to provide effective measures to reduce the impact of digital services, and we are committed to providing a workplace and business our employees are proud to be a part of. We are committed to providing future generations with opportunities to have a significant impact on the way businesses operate, with a small impact on the environment.
We help businesses transform through technology, and provide value-added support for solutions built on the Microsoft Platform. We do this by listening to your needs and understanding them, so you achieve the outcomes you need. Powered by Microsoft, we provide solutions that connect, secure and transform your business, improving the way you work and enabling you for future growth.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner for three decades, we are supported by Microsoft to lead the UK programme of technology-enablement workshops, with proven technical capability demonstrated via our 14 gold and silver Microsoft competencies.
Since the foundation of our business in 1990, we have supported over 10,000 customers on their communications and collaboration projects, and with the introduction of Microsoft’s cloud technology, have grown our capabilities significantly across Microsoft 365 and Azure.
What sets us apart is our #OneCore inclusive culture of talented and passionate team members who truly love what they do, demonstrating enthusiasm and dedication to customer success in every single project.