Vikings is taking responsibility and is protecting the environment as much as possible.
'Green' electricity: Energy from hydropower, wind- and solar energy
Our services are not only based on libre-friendly hardware and libre software. Energy efficient behavior and renewable energy sources are also an important cornerstone of our green company policy and have been from the beginning.
Taking responsibility for the environment means there is an increasing need to obtain energy from renewable sources for everyone, world-wide. Vikings exclusively uses energy from renewable sources to power the infrastructure in Vikings data centers and all Vikings office space.
The Vikings data centers and office space electricity supply are always certified by independent organizations, for example Greenpeace or TÜV, depending on the location.
Packing Material: Recycled, recyclable or bio-degradable
Plastic recycling has failed in most countries.
To protect our environment, we therefore use biodegradable/compostable
filling and protective materials, packaging tape, outer packaging, etc.
We also use a large amount of recycled packaging material that we
receive from our suppliers who cannot or do not want to work with the
Our purchasing department asks suppliers to use environmentally friendly packaging materials. However, as we do not always have control over this, it is possible that some of the packaging materials used are not biodegradable or recyclable. In case of doubt, we prefer to avoid a supplier who does not care about our environment in favour of a supplier who does. If available, we prefer to re-use existing packaging materials over new packaging materials, including biodegradable or recyclable packaging materials, in order to save resources.
All this means that we often do not have uniform boxes with an impressive Vikings logo on the top. Sometimes you will find labels from other companies on our packaging. We believe that this is currently the best way to protect the environment. If you have a good idea on how we can improve, please let us know!
CarbonNeutral® shipment with UPS
Vikings mainly uses UPS for shipping, not only because UPS
provides very good tracking of every single package, but also because
their shipping services are leading in climate friendly shipping.
Customers taking part in the UPS carbon neutral program pay a small
incremental amount to offset the climate impact of the delivery of each
of their packages.
UPS offers customers the ability to counter balance the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transport of their packages through carbon offsetting. This means that for every tonne of CO2 a package produces in transportation, an equivalent amount of CO2 is saved by a verified emission reduction project somewhere else in the world. By participating in the UPS carbon neutral program, customers will be supporting emissions reduction projects that help mitigate the climate impact of shipping their parcels.
Choosing Vikings with good conscience
Vikings wishes to use the aforementioned measures to promote energy-efficient use of the Internet and computing in general. Choose Vikings for a cleaner and greener future.