ISPA Winner 2018 17 years of Krystal
Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability

Renewable energy

Powered by 100% renewable energy

In 2017 we became one of the first hosts to be powered by 100% renewable energy - no vague carbon offsets, just a direct relationship between our datacentre and Ecotricity to power the facility with energy generated by 100% renewable sources.

Having achieved this, many companies would then feel justified in putting their feet up, content that they’ve “done their bit” to advertise greenness, and continue with business as usual.

In our eyes, achieving carbon neutrality of our electrical energy usage isn’t the end goal, it’s the barest minimum first step. The planet is fast-approaching a global disaster, and merely being able to say that as a business we’re not actively making that process worse is wholly inadequate.

This is why we’re always looking for new initiatives to contribute to both lowering carbon emissions and actively work to improve the environment beyond simply negating our business footprint.

Reducing carbon at home

Going beyond our direct business operations we also offer an incentive scheme for our staff to help them make the switch to 100% renewable energy supplies at home, with the aim of actively contributing to the reduction in domestic carbon usage.

In addition to minimising the carbon output of both our business operations and our staff’s energy usage at home, we’re proud to be making regular direct donations to Trees for Life, a charity based in Scotland working to rewild the highlands with natural forests. Rather than simply planting rows and rows of uniform carbon-capturing but otherwise ecologically destructive trees, Trees for Life is a long-term effort to restore and extend natural forest habitats providing both a carbon sink and a healthy wildlife ecosystem.

17,120 trees planted

in our grove maintained by Trees for Life

Join Us!

Our own environmental efforts are only the tip of the iceberg however, and we’d love for you to join us.

There has never been a better time to consider switching your own energy usage to a 100% green supplier, real momentum is building in renewable energy generation replacing coal and eventually gas, and the cost of 100% renewable tariffs is now often cheaper than standard tariffs provided by the Big 6!

To this end, if you’re interested in making the switch to renewable energy at home or for your business, you can get a quote from Ecotricity via the referral button to the right.

Ecotricity pay us a one-time £30 referral fee for all signups to their service using the below button (per fuel, so if you sign up to gas and electricity then we get £60). We do not keep any of this money. 100% of all referral payments we receive are donated (in addition to our own donations) to Trees for Life. Every referral payment we receive directly funds the planting of 5 trees. That's enough to sequester approximately 1.25 tons of carbon from the atmosphere!

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