Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility in IT Decision Making
In today’s information economy, reputation matters, and your company’s reputation is closely tied to the company it keeps. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the new watchword in the C-Suite today.
CSR in IT Services
IT may seem far removed from this, but IT decisions are also business decisions. When you sign a deal with a data center partner, you may inadvertently double your company’s carbon footprint – or cut it in half. You can associate yourself with an offshore partner raising the standards of living in a remote place, or one getting caught in governance scandals.
Bringing the Best Resources to Bear
If seems like a big responsibility, it’s because it is. In fact it’s too big for us alone. RampRate has been working on reducing data center emissions through increasing visibility for responsible operators since 2007.
But to bring more breadth to the picture and cover governance, employee treatment and other forms of alignment with best practices, we have partnered with CSRHub, which aggregates more than 150 different data sources to rank more than 5,000 providers on their performance. We have also integrated other data sources as appropriate, including Greenpeace’s influential “How Clean is Your Cloud” report.