Environment

The goal of a CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company's actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities and other stakeholders.

Legal Compliance

Episerver complies with relevant environmental legislation.


Environmental Management

The company has an environmental policy that is made available to all employees. Episerver also strives to take responsibility for a better environment when producing IT Services. As a service provider, we contribute to the environment and global climate in a positive way by improving efficiency for our customers in our Everweb operations. Through the consolidation of energy consuming appliances and overall energy efficient production, the overall energy consumption and environmental effects are lower in comparison to producing the same service on a smaller scale. From an environmental perspective, choosing Episerver is a good choice. The following items go beyond adhering to local environmental legislation and are areas that Episerver actively works with:

Virtualisation

Episerver has 'virtualised' over 80% of its servers leading to significant energy saving.

Hosting

Episerver sources data-centre space from third party providers. In the selection process, the impact on the environment from the center is taken into account.

Server waste

Episerver uses specialist waste managers to dispose of servers at end-of-life. Management receives reports that end-of-life servers are reused or otherwise recycled although detailed data is unavailable.

Product packaging waste

The products are generally delivered electronically and so no packaging waste is generated. Office Management: Episerver procures "green" rental contracts from landlords where available. The agreement with the landlord for the headquarter office is a "green" contract.

Office waste

Waste separation and recycling schemes are in place in all Episerver offices. Energy efficiency in the offices is difficult to manage beyond straightforward 'turning off' measures, as the offices are leased and facilities management control rests with the landlords. Procurement: Episerver has a purchasing policy which favours eco-labeled and environmentally friendly products e.g. it purchases hardware from large providers who have stringent environmental controls. With regards to the data-centre space where Episerver's hardware is located, Episerver reviews the energy efficiency performance to ensure that the data-centres are also environmentally-friendly.

Business travel

Episerver acknowledges that its business travel has a negative environmental impact and so has a commitment to reduce business travel by using Internet technology to remotely provide services to partners and customers.


Energy Consumption and Climate Change

The company actively takes measures to reduce energy consumption and evisions of greenhouse gases through its products and services which customers use to communicate in a better and more efficient way online. Episerver also strives to minimize consumption of limited resources and climate effects by:

Informing customers about the environmental effects ours services have.Procuring hardware and services from the best vendor from an environmental perspectiveAim to lower energy and resource consumption to a minimumBe compliant with relevant law, standards and best practices.


Waste

Episerver takes measures to reduce the production of waste and ensure responsible waste management.

Server waste

Episerver uses specialist waste managers to dispose of servers at end-of-life. End-of.life servers are reused or otherwise recycled although detailed data is unavailable.

Product packaging waste

The products are generally delivered electronically and so no packaging waste is generated. However, where packaging is used, Episerver strives to ensure that all packaging is made from recyclable materials. Where this is not possible, Episerver has a policy commitment to responsibly dispose of any packaging waste if a customer is unable to do it themselves.

Office waste

Waste separation and recycling schemes are in place in all Episerver offices. Energy efficiency in the offices is difficult to manage beyond straightforward 'turning off' measures, as the offices are leased and facilities management control rests with the landlords.


Environmentally Friendly Technologies

Episerver's products and services contribute to the environment by improving and enabling communication online. As a service provider, we contribute to the environment and global climate in a positive way by improving efficiency for our customers.


Anti-Corruption Environment

Signaling a Non-corrupt Environment

Whomever Episerver may deal with, and wherever we may operate, we are committed to doing so lawfully, ethically and with integrity. As part of this commitment, all forms of bribery and corruption are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We will not, and we must ensure that any third party acting on our behalf does not, act corruptly in our dealings with any other person.

Anti-Corruption Policy and Guidelines

The Corruption and Anti-Bribery policy sets out how Episerver prevents acts of bribery and corruption from taking place. It is intended to comply with criminal legislation governing bribery and corruption on a global basis. National corruption legislation however often applies wherever in the world an incident takes place and thus has implications for all Episerver operations, irrespective of their location.

The policy applies to:

  • All geographic locations and functions within Episerver;• All subsidiary companies, branches and offices, including any joint venture partners;
  • All Episerver officers, employees (full and part time) and temporary workers (such as consultants or contractors) (together referred to as "personnel" in this document) no matter where they are located or what they do.

The policy provides guidance on the standards of behaviour to which Episerver staff must all adhere and most of the contents hereof reflect the common sense and good business practices that we all work to in any event. It is designed to help identify when something is prohibited so that bribery and corruption are avoided. The policy is communicated to Episerver staff and is available on the intranet.