Digitalquill believe in being good neighbours, and we are acutely aware of the impact that a business like ours has on the planet. It is easy to forget that online businesses have a carbon footprint, but all of the servers, computers and devices that we use and install on a daily basis rely on electricity and have an impact on the environment.
How Much Carbon Can The Internet Create?
The carbon footprint of the internet has been estimated as 300 million tonnes of CO2 per year. That is the equivalent of every single UK citizen flying across the Atlantic and back – twice! It is easy to forget that the internet is not just floating in the air, it lives in servers located all over the world, each one being powered by energy that has to come from somewhere. Every little helps, and as well as ensuring we use materials from sustainable sources, and taking energy saving measures we take additional action to balance out the impact of our business on the planet.
Plant Trees to Cancel Out Carbon
Corporate Social Responsibility is rapidly becoming an obligation for all businesses, and we are proud to lead the way in this regard. Digitalquill take part in a carbon offsetting scheme – we plant trees to cancel out our carbon footprint and have just received our latest certificate for another tree that has been planted on our behalf. All businesses need to be aware of the impact they have on the planet – both directly and indirectly – and we are glad to do our bit – and would encourage everyone to do the same.