Here at ONI we understand that business has an important role to play in society. Everything we do has a direct or indirect impact on our community; which is why we take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously.

We aim to maintain a constant, positive impact on our community and pursue a range of initiatives to ensure we deliver on this objective. Our environmental policy is designed to minimise our carbon footprint, with an emphasis on sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.

Community

Supporting our local community is important to us. Wherever possible we use local suppliers and recruit employees from the local region. We actively encourage all ONI employees to participate in fund-raising activities and support a number of recognised charities, including Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes, Children in Need and Save the Children.

In addition to fund-raising activities, ONI support both charities and the local community in other ways:

Environment

As a business committed to sustainability, we look to minimise the way in which our day-to-day business activities impact on the environment. We provide advice and technical support for clients who are looking to meet their own environmental objectives and place an emphasis on designing and deploying greener IT solutions.

ONI likes to practice what we preach and operate an internal environmental policy that influences many aspects of our business:
Waste reduction: use of electronic communications with customers and the adoption of paperless office initiatives to minimise the use of paper and printer consumables

Recycling: as technology reaches the end of its practical life, we either recycle, re-purpose or re-use the hardware and its component parts. We also have recycling bins for paper, tin, glass, plastic and cardboard.

Purchasing: we make a conscious effort to source goods and services from sustainable sources. Packaging is recycled or re-used and, wherever possible, we will source materials locally to minimise our carbon miles.

Business travel: we embrace our own UC&C technology, using video, audio and collaborative tools whenever possible for internal and external meetings. Staff travel routes are planned carefully to minimise mileage and public transport is used whenever possible.

Data Centre

Our Data Centre is designed with performance and efficiency in mind. This extends to the innovative power and cooling technologies that result in an industry-leading PUE of 1.3.

This focus on energy efficiency enables us to meet our sustainability targets, but it also allows us to pass the energy efficiency benefits on to our clients in the form of lower costs.

  • Industry leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.3
  • Policy of continual energy efficiency
  • Energy efficient UPS
  • Wasted heat is recycled to heat office space
  • Hot and cold air segregation
  • Motion-activated light controllers