At UK2, we’re dedicated to giving back to our community and helping others. As a big name in the hosting business, we feel it is our corporate social responsibility to provide support, advice and teaching to those who are less likely to receive guidance elsewhere.
This year, we’re a part of Shaun in the City, a charity installation during which over 100 giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will be installed across London and Bristol, each with a unique design. We’re sponsoring our very own Shaun in support of Bristol Children’s Hospital; the campaign is certainly a great way to brighten things up around London!
We’ve organised some workshops for a local school to attend. These will be art based and will teach the pupils to mould animals with clay.
As part of our corporate social responsibility, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our data centre is as efficient as possible. Between 2012 and 2015, our Power Utility Efficiency has dropped from 1.7 to between 1.1 and 1.2, a score envied by our competitors.
We keep things cool at our datacentre. With our innovative air cooling methods; there is little need for inefficient A/C units consuming large amounts of energy. We also send absolutely nothing to landfill, disassembling servers and recycling each piece.
Last year, we announced our collaboration with Barnardo’s and Raspberry Pi. The former is a charity dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of the UK’s young people. Raspberry Pi is a not-for-profit organisation which has developed a mini computer which aims to make programming accessible and undaunting to the public.
As sponsors of the union between the guys st Raspberry Pi and Barnardo’s, we’ve seen the youth of our local community receive some invaluable lessons in coding and programming; we have plans in place to offer work experience placements to those who complete the training course, complete with a trip to our data centre!
In addition to our work with Aardman, we have this season sponsored three community season tickets at Oxford United, which the club make available to local charities and schools, so as to encourage active community participation and a feeling of togetherness at the club. We think the community season tickets are a great idea; having the ability to improve community spirit is one of the many perks of being a part of UK2.