Ark designs, builds and operates the UK’s most efficient data centres. We are committed to leading the industry in reducing the impact of our activities on the environment. In every aspect, our impact should be the absolute minimum. We recognise that our products and business operations have an influence on the environment and shall endeavour to take practical steps to minimise any negative impact.
To do this we will:
We believe that the effective and consistent implementation of an environmental management system is essential to enable us to meet these commitments.
We will, therefore, maintain an environmental management system that reflects our business requirements and we will continually seek to improve the effectiveness of that system in order to reduce our impact on the environment.
Ark will establish and review environmental objectives that are SMART and that reflect the needs and goals of the business. Those objectives and our performance against them will be measured and evaluated as often as is necessary and in any event no less frequently than annually.
It is our intent that our environmental management system will, as an absolute minimum, satisfy the requirements of our clients, the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard, and all legal and regulatory requirements.
Our environmental management system will be defined in documented policies, processes and procedures that provide clear standards and guidelines for all appropriate areas of our activities.