Gamma is CarbonNeutral
We made a commitment to reducing carbon footprint across our network back in 2006 through investment in the efficiency of our IP based network and other assets and today Gamma is a fully certified CarbonNeutral company making us the only network operator in the UK to have a net zero carbon footprint.
How is Gamma CarbonNeutral?
We follow these three steps to become CarbonNeutral:
The company is independently assessed by Greenstone Carbon Management for its carbon footprint at the end of each financial year, taking into account all utility usage, business travel and waste across each site, as well as the electricity consumed by the network.
To be a certified CarbonNeutral company, we need to demonstrate that we have worked to reduce our emissions. We take steps to improve energy efficiency and to reduce emissions through investment in our soft-switch network (which replaces a power-hungry hardware infrastructure) and we also promote recycling of waste, a ride to work scheme and car sharing as well as encourage our staff to make conference calls instead of travelling by car to business meetings.
Each year, we offset our remaining net emissions by investing in voluntary emissions reduction projects. So, for every 1 tonne of net CO2 emissions that Gamma emits, we're reducing 1 tonne of CO2 somewhere else in the world. These projects include a geo-thermal project in Turkey and a biomass project in Sri Lanka. To learn more, please read our FAQ about how Gamma is CarbonNeutral.
CarbonNeutrality - a differentiator when selling to your customers
Gamma is a certified CarbonNeutral company, compliant with The CarbonNeutral Protocol which means that customers who use any of Gamma's services, whether its CPS minutes, SIP Trunking or data services, are using an environmentally friendly service that has net zero carbon output. This provides channel partners with a great differentiator and can also open up further opportunities in the public sector in particular, where carbon reduction is a key objective.
Use the Green-o-meter on the left of this page to work out the telephony carbon footprint of any business, which could be offset when using Gamma's services.
Benefits to Channel Partners
- Differentiator against the competition
- Can act as a deal winner as part of broader solution
- Opens up opportunities in the public sector where carbon reduction is a key objective
Benefits to Users
- Buy into an environmentally friendly solution
- Ideal solution for organisations who are required to meet key green objectives
- No greener way of making calls or sending and receiving data traffic in the UK