Sustainability commitment

cloudBuy is committed to protecting the environment, improving our own environmental performance, and delivering cloud solutions which enable our customers to meet their own sustainability challenges and promises.

cloudBuy has been committed to driving sustainability since the company’s inception in 1998 and its projects and products have included the following innovations:

  • E2Class database – cloudBuy pioneered the new Ethical and Environmental Classification (E2Class) database of company and product ethical and environmental performance data to be used in informed procurement.
  • GreenInsight – this solution from cloudBuy provides organisations with their sustainability measurements in a fast accurate manner that allows them to deliver both savings and accurate sustainability reporting.
  • Hybrid Carbon Footprints – cloudBuy can help suppliers with low cost carbon footprints both for carbon reduction and carbon offsetting purposes.
  • Green Marketplace – this e-marketplace powered by cloudBuy was launched by Richard Benyon, MP – UK government Minister for the Natural Environment in 2010. It provides real time information to purchasers on their environmental impact.

cloudBuy has also provided a lead in the software industry, working with the UK software trade association, BASDA, in the area of ethical and environmental performance and standards. cloudBuy led the following projects:

  • BASDA Green XML – the development of a software industry standard to enable the free exchange of green information between systems and automate supply chain sustainability accounting.
  • BASDA Utilities XML – the development of a software industry standard to automate the transmission of energy bills and allow the automation of scope 1 and scope 2 carbon footprint calculations.

cloudBuy’s UK headquarters are located on the Calleva Business Park and we are a member of the Calleva Community Energy Co-op. 

cloudBuy also reduces its environmental impact by:

  • measuring and minimising our supply chain carbon footprint
  • reducing business travel and encouraging, web based meetings, home working and car sharing
  • minimising electrical consumption, through using low energy devices where 
    appropriate balancing this against the impact of replacing devices before their end of life
  • minimising water usage 
  • recycling paper, refilling and recycling printer cartridges, and sending any end of life PCs to developing nations for continued usage or recycling where appropriate
  • refining the automation of our paperless processes to ensure that our organisation is as resource efficient as possible.