Our contribution to the future
Sustainability and the Environment
Sustainability that goes beyond energy
LIRAX is committed to the responsible use of resources and to reducing our environmental impact. From energy sourcing to the supply chain, sustainability remains a key factor in our decision-making process.
Through the use of green energy, we minimise our CO₂ emissions. We also continuously improve the efficiency of our data centres. New servers are built with the most energy-efficient technologies available, and recycled or disposed of properly at the end of their service lives.
Our energy is greener
To reduce our CO₂ output and to help do our part in the battle against climate change, LIRAX uses energy from renewable resources wherever possible.
All of our data centres and offices in the Switzerland, Norway and UK run on electricity from renewable sources.
At the rest of our locations worldwide, energy is sourced from renewable sources where possible, offset through certificates, or both. As soon as renewable energy becomes available, we purchase it from the respective supplier.
Lirax Alliance at a glance
100% GREEN ENERGY
All LIRAX data centres are powered by renewable energy. In other markets, our carbon is offset.
4 TONS OF CO₂ SAVED
In 2018, we saved 4 tons of CO₂ through the responsible recycling of old servers.
CERTIFIED BY EXPERTS
Our energy management systems are regularly assessed by experts and are also ISO 50001 certified.
Maximising performance while reducing energy consumption
Reducing our demand
Reducing energy consumption is just as important as sourcing sustainable energy. Regularly upgrading our data centre infrastructure helps to reduce energy loss during operation.
By optimising IT, such as through virtualisation and container clusters, we maximise the customer benefit while minimising our environmental impact.
Ultra-efficient hardware and software
Our data centres use the most modern, energy-efficient hardware. Low-power processors deliver performance and help eliminate excess heat, so they need less energy.
The LIRAX web hosting system is Linux-based. This allows us to deliver optimal performance at high loads, while also being able to reduce the total number of servers. Similarly, virtualisation enables us to increasingly replace servers, while containers reduce redundancy on the operating system kernel.
In addition to the servers themselves, cooling requires a considerable amount of energy. Finding more intelligent ways of cooling our data centres is a top priority.
Our sustainable intiatives
Environmentally responsible travel
All our energy-efficient offices are equipped with the latest in digital tools for instant messaging and video conferencing. These ensure cross-country collaboration without the need for cross-country travel.
When traveling is a must, by train is the preferred way to travel. LIRAX employees are also encouraged to carpool or use alternate fossil-fuel-free forms of transport.
Reducing our footprint
Once our servers have reached the end of their service life, they are recycled and disposed of appropriately.
Lastly, employees are also encouraged to recycle at work. Rubbish is sorted and recycled accordingly.
Currently, we are working on our Sustainability Report, where in the next months you can find more on our environmental policies and additional information about our corporate social responsibility.