At Universal, ensuring that we conduct business globally without negatively impacting the environment, community, or society as a whole is core to our business strategy. Our commitment to sustainability allows us to contribute to a healthier and thriving global supply chain.
Universal’s goal is to provide our clients with the best custom and innovative technology solutions and services. Our goal to operate as a sustainable and socially responsible global organization is unified as one cohesive mission.
Universal has presence in several locations globally. To minimize our energy consumption we have scaled up our remote access and meeting capabilities, and established hybrid home/office work schedules for employees across all our locations. In doing so we expect to reduce our impact to carbon emissions by:
We also continually focus on upgrading general office equipment (printers, monitors, appliances) to the most energy-efficient models (e.g. Energy Star), and ensure that proper disposal of e-waste is carried out.
Universal began our datacenter footprint reduction plan several years ago. To minimize our energy consumption we continually optimize or re-engineer our WAN and Datacenter hubs. We monitor equipment energy-consumption trends, and look for opportunities to update equipment (network, server,storage) to newer lower-power consumption devices. We analyze equipment usage (e.g. port densities, capacities), and look for opportunities to reduce equipment form factor, and migrate more workloads to cloud. In doing so we expect to reduce our impact to carbon emissions by:
We also ensure that our datacenter colocation sites are themselves actively working on energy reduction, water utilization, and waste management initiatives.
As with all our sustainability efforts, we track initiatives on an annual basis, and our reference points shift as annual milestones are reached. The following is our running timeline of primary initiatives: