Cisco credits Claranet UK with new Environmental Sustainability Specialisation

Claranet announced today that it has achieved the Environmental Sustainability Specialisation through the Cisco Partner Program.

The distinction underlines our commitment to making better use of limited resources, and to invest in the health, stability, and the future of the planet via sustainable practices.

The specialisation entitles Claranet to participate in Cisco’s Takeback Incentive. This initiative rewards Partners who pledge to work together with Cisco for a sustainable future and commit to returning customers' legacy hardware so it can be responsibly reused and recycled.

As part of the Environmental Sustainability Specialisation, Claranet has signed Cisco’s Sustainability Pledge with the aim to:

  • Achieve net zero across global Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions by 2040
  • Ensure 100 percent of its products and packaging incorporate Circular Design Principles by FY2025

Commenting on the new accreditation, Gav Young, Partner Account Manager Cisco Systems UK said:

By offering new solutions and ways to use and reuse our technology, Claranet can help customers to achieve their sustainability goals, meet government regulation, and transform their businesses”.

Rich Oliver, Workplace Business Unit Director at Claranet added:

Environmental sustainability is a critical operational target at Claranet. Earlier this year we introduced our GreenOps service to help customers reduce their carbon footprint (and spend) in the cloud.

Claranet is committed to ethical and sustainable business practices. We take account of our social, economic, and environmental impact and are passionate about the measurable improvement of every aspect of our work:

  • We’re certified in both ISO140001 (Environmental Management) and ISO50001 (Energy Management)
  • We have set a target of 2050 to reach net zero and will seek opportunities to reach the target before that date
  • We encourage our customers to achieve sustainability through services like Claranet GreenOps, which enables them to understand and reduce their carbon emissions and improve their sustainability reporting

This new specialisation from Cisco means we can now also offer a rounded service for our customers’ sustainability goals spanning both Network and Cloud infrastructure.”