Last updated: May 2023
Signed by: Justin Day
Cloud Gateway is dedicated to limiting its impact on the environment and actively making positive contributions wherever feasible. We aim to promote sustainability and environmental awareness throughout all facets of the organisation and we promise to pursue a programme of continuous improvement by reviewing our carbon reduction strategies, objectives, targets, policies and practices.
Cloud Gateway complies with all applicable environmental legislation.
Carbon reduction planning
Cloud Gateway is committed to:
Measuring and analysing the carbon footprint of our business activities in conjunction with other climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts
Adhering to our carbon reduction plan objectives
Evaluating the environmental policies of our Suppliers. Cloud Gateway will support Suppliers in their own improvement journeys where possible
Incorporating energy efficiency measures into company facilities and promoting efficient energy use in all areas of business activity
Related documentsCarbon Reduction Plan
Cloud Gateway intends to offset 10% of carbon emissions in the pathway to Net Zero.
Environmental awareness and sustainability
To support our environmental policy, Cloud Gateway is already involved in a number of activities:
Regular external communications and reports to our website and social media (LinkedIn) with regards to our ESG initiatives and general promotion of awareness and sustainability
Cycle to Work scheme offered to all employees
All staff are allowed and actively encouraged to work from home if they wish to, reducing commuter traffic and thus pollution
Reducing consumption of resources throughout the organisation, e.g. through procurement processes
Promoting re-use, recycle and recovery waste management processes, particularlywith regards to technical devices. Recycling facilities are available at all office hubs
Office hubs are in place instead of central offices. These working hubs are closer to employees who do decide or need to travel to site
Promoting the use of public transport, bicycle or on foot wherever possible when employees are travelling to a work office or for a work purpose
Actively encouraging the use of online conferencing to meet customers
Promoting the protection and enhancement of biodiversity and ecosystems - Cloud Gateway is reviewing tree-planting initiatives in the year 2023 and seek to add an environmental initiative to all commercial bids where it is possible
Adopting a procurement programme that supports the purchase of sustainable products, particularly with regards to office equipment and stationery. It is worth mentioning that Cloud Gateway does not own a printer and is almost entirely paper-free
Staff awareness and training
We provide environmental training on an annual basis for all staff. We ensure our staff are aware of the environmental impacts of their work activities and encourage them to minimise those impacts, as well consider and minimise their impacts in their personal lives (especially when working from home).
The lead representative for ESG initiatives is an active member of the “Culture Committee”, aiming to propagate environmentally aware messaging and initiatives throughout the organisation.
We employ an expert in ESG for external consultation and guidance. We expect to engage their support to obtain certification with relevant environmental standards, such as ISO 14001.
Additionally, the ESG lead and deputy receive regular external newsletters and notifications regarding updates to legislation.
This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis to evaluate continued relevance and to monitor compliance.