MigSolv is committed to achieving and maintaining a sound Environmental Management System (EMS) and recognises that a good EMS must be an integral and fundamental part of its business strategy. As such MigSolv has adopted, and is accredited with, the ISO 14001 International Standard.
The Senior Management Team will ensure the availability of financial and human resources (within financial constraints). This policy statement sets out our environmental commitment; it updates and replaces all previous statements. The company will comply with, or exceed the minimum requirements of ISO 14001, applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which the organisation subscribes which relate to its environmental aspects; and where appropriate take an active role in helping to improve future legislation and industry codes of practice. The MigSolv Environment Policy is communicated to all members of staff and contractors and is available as a public document.
The MigSolv Environmental Policy (EP) forms an integral part of the company’s Environment Management System (EMS). The Policy must be followed within all MigSolv’s sites (offices and data centres). As far as practicable, this Policy should also be followed when working on client sites when working in a consultancy capacity on contract. In the course of our operations and within resource constraints, we will improve our environmental performance by setting objectives and targets in the following areas:
- conserving energy, water, wood, paper and other resources, particularly those which are scarce or non-renewable, while still providing a safe and comfortable working environment;
- where possible, we will identify and utilise re-cycling facilities at sites (internal and external) in which we are working;
- ensuring that any products such as timber and plants are from sustainable sources, and comply with EU and international trading rules;
- assessing the potential environmental issues for new contracts, we will ask our suppliers and our clients for copies of their environmental policies to identify opportunities for working in partnership to reduce our impact on the environment;
- monitoring relevant discharges and emissions to air, land and water to assess what action is necessary to reduce pollution or the risk of pollution;
- encouraging and advising our clients on how to operate their facilities in an efficient and environmentally aware manner based on best practice;
- wherever possible, we will encourage the use of public transport or car sharing. We will consider the use of teleconferencing to reduce the need to travel and consolidate long-distance trips to customers in the same geographical region where practical;
Management – Regulations
- meeting all relevant, current and foreseen statutory regulations, official codes of practice and other requirements;
- specifying contractors do the same when working on our contracts;
- developing and maintaining, emergency procedures for effectively dealing with significant hazards where they exist and limiting the risk to health and the environment;
Management – Purchasing
- encouraging manufacturers, suppliers and contractors through our contracts to improve or develop environmentally preferable products;
- where there is no risk to equipment, we will ask our suppliers to reduce packaging;
MigSolv takes the environmental impact of data centres and computer rooms very seriously. Seen within the industry as a ‘thought leader’, MigSolv is at the forefront of environmental initiatives.
Our Environmental Policy is subject to continual improvement based on current best practice and lessons learnt. The policy will be reviewed at least annually and mechanisms put in place to discuss and implement new ideas for improvement.
Prevention of Pollution
This policy supports the United Kingdom’s strategy for sustainable development. It sets out a programme of continuous improvement to reduce any harmful impacts of our operations on the environment and to prevent pollution.
Legal Requirements and Codes of Conduct
We will recognise environmental best practice and legislative requirements in our design and consultancy assignments for our clients, our data centres and offices.
MigSolv were contributors to the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres and are official endorsers of the published code. MigSolv is an active member of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to developing and promoting energy efficiency for data centres and business computing ecosystems.
Setting and Reviewing Objectives and Targets
Each office will be audited based on the Environmental Policy objectives. Targets will be set to reduce the company’s environmental impact as described the Scope section above.
Data centres will be audited using MigSolv’s award winning ERA (Environmental Report & Assessment) and targets set towards implementing the recommendations.
Where new data centres are built, industry best practice will be used (within financial restraints). Where existing facilities are acquired (either for conversion to a data centre or an existing data centre space), a full ERA will be carried out and the recommendations will set the targets for improvements.
A review of objectives and targets will be carried out on an annual basis and mechanisms put in place to discuss and implement new ideas for improvement.