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Switch SFP Environmental policy

As a provider of IT Hardware, to business throughout the UK, we recognise that our activities have an impact on our environment.

 As a responsible business, we do all that we can to minimise the impact of those activities while maintaining the high standard of service that our customers have come to rely on.

This environmental policy outlines our commitment to minimising our impact on the environment and helps demonstrate how we aim to continually improve our environmental performance as we carry out our day-to-day activities.

Following an extensive review of our activities and operations, we have identified a number of areas that have an impact on our environment, such as:

  • Energy Consumption
  • Air Emissions
  • Resource Use
  • Waste to Landfill
  • Logistics
  • Supplier Environmental Impact

Working in partnership with our team, customers and suppliers, we continually raise awareness of environmental issues and work together to make continuous improvements to our operations, ensuring compliance with all current environmental legislation as a minimum.

Our commitment is to implement improvements in the following areas:

Energy Consumption

We use energy for heating and lighting, as well as to run our data centre operations. We continually monitor our energy consumption and implement energy efficiency measures wherever practical. That includes using Windows Group Policy to manage business and customer wide power settings, motion detection systems in our office to switch on lights etc. We are aware that we guide technology purchase decisions and we take those responsibilities seriously. As such, we always go for the more expensive, low power options. Options that help the environment as every small action helps.

Air Emissions

We do all that we can to reduce our air emissions. We do this by increasing our use of remote monitoring, remote support and remote maintenance of IT systems. Our engineers also extensively use public transport to get to and from customer sites, while exploiting unified communication and collaboration technology to reduce travel and support more flexible working.

Resource Use

We endeavour to reduce our consumption of resources and improve the efficient use of those resources, including our use of water, energy and other resources.

As part of that, we have committed to run a paperless office. As such, we only have two rubbish bins in our entire office. That in itself focuses the mind of our entire team to do more to cut down on waste.

Waste to Landfill

Much of our waste packaging and IT equipment is currently recycled. We do all that we can to re-use as much packaging as we can, in addition to using more sustainable packaging solutions wherever possible.

One of our responsibilities is to ensure that our customers' old, end-of-life hardware is recycled responsibly. This is now a legal requirement under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), but it is something that we have always done as a business.


We rely on a number of logistics services to deliver IT hardware to our customers and we recognise that this has an impact on the environment. We do all that we can to minimise the number of deliveries required for any particular project. We also using logistics businesses with sound environmental policies wherever practical.

Supplier Environmental Impact

We work wherever possible with suppliers who have demonstrated their commitment to reducing their impact on our environment in their activities, helping drive sustainability throughout our supply chain.

To meet our commitments, we:

  • Provide senior management oversight and review of environmental policies and performance, providing resources for their effective implementation.
  • Monitor key objectives and targets for managing our environmental performance.
  • Include our team in our environmental programme and provide necessary training wherever possible.
  • Regularly communicate with our team to ensure that environmental concerns remain 'front-of-mind' in all that we do.
  • Encourage appropriate consideration of sustainability and environmental issues in the range of IT services that we provide to our customers.
  • Review our environmental policy regularly to ensure that we are doing all that we can to sustain our environment.