Pakefield, United Kindgom – (The Hosting News) – October 23, 2008 –
Web hosting services provider, EZPZ Hosting, has introduced the world’s first carbon negative web hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the carbon footprint beyond neutral.
EZPZ has taken the lead in this sector to become the world’s first web hosting company to achieve Planet Positive status.
Daniel Butcher, Director of EZPZ Hosting remarked, ”The obligation of corporate citizenship has been the driving force in our decision to become Planet Positive. We wanted to provide a green web hosting service to clients who not only wanted to receive robust web hosting services but also who want to make a meaningful contribution to our planet.”
Planet Positive is a global environmental mark of achievement, signifying that a business is taking active steps to reduce its impact on climate change. EZPZ has measured the carbon footprint of its business, made a commitment to reduce it on an annual basis, and offset it by 110% into verified carbon projects.
EZPZ Hosting worked with dcarbon8 (http://dcarbon8.com), one of the UK’s leading carbon and sustainability consultancies, to measure the carbon footprint associated with their business operations. This included a detailed assessment of electricity usage, commuting and general waste (office supplies and more), from which dcarbon8 was able to determine the footprint of the business.
As part of the Planet Positive process, EZPZ has committed to a series of actions to reduce the footprint on an annual basis. These include reduce increasing staff travel by public transport, reducing office energy consumption and reducing paper wastage by introducing recycling initiatives.
The business footprint has also been offset into verified carbon projects. Specifically, EZPZ Hosting supports a variety of alternative energy projects in developing nations. Offsets support a wind power project in India, a small hydroelectric installation in Brazil, solar panels for schools in South Africa, and more.
Located in the United Kingdom, EZPZ is a leading Web hosting provider offering Shared, Reseller, Dedicated and Shoutcast hosting services. With 24/7/365 technical support and 5-minute response times for all tickets, EZPZ offers world-class service to individuals and businesses internationally.
To learn more about dcarobon8, please visit: http://dcarbon8.com.
For more information on Planet Positive, please visit: www.planet-positive.org.
To learn more about offsets and where support is available, please visit: http://ezpzhosting.co.uk/green-hosting.