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Skyscape Cloud Services announces CarbonNeutral® accreditation

22 November 2011 |

Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured Cloud Services Company, today announced that it has been awarded the CarbonNeutral® Company certification by reducing its carbon footprint to net zero.

To achieve CarbonNeutral® Company status, Skyscape worked with The CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reductions solutions, to measure and reduce its carbon footprint to net zero. All the greenhouse gas emissions that it produced from energy consumption, waste disposal, business travel and staff commuting were quantified and then reduced to net zero through combining internal reduction initiatives with carbon credits to offset the remaining unavoidable carbon emissions. This demonstrates its commitment to the pro-active management and effective control of the environmental impact of all its business activities.

Corporate responsibility is an integral part of the Skyscape strategy, and is embedded at the heart of its culture and is visible in the delivery of its day-to-day business activities, allowing Skyscape to make a local difference through positive action.

Skyscape’s approach to Sustainability reflects a continual drive to best practice and complements its existing efforts to certify its Quality Management System against ISO9001 and its Information Management System against ISO27001".

Jeremy Sanders, Director and Chief Strategy Officer, Skyscape explains, "We take a stand on ethical, social and environmental issues and aim to mitigate any impact that might result from our activities. We believe this responsibility also means using our influence to promote positive change.”

Rebecca Fay, Marketing Director, The CarbonNeutral Company said, “By measuring and reducing its carbon emissions Skyscape is making a strong statement to its clients and prospects that it is taking action for the environmental impact of its carbon footprint. From our experience, businesses that adopt a CarbonNeutral® position can significantly improve their competitive advantage and enhance their corporate reputation, enabling them to both reduce operational costs and increase revenues.”

Sanders adds, "Environmental performance and a commitment to sustainability initiatives are an important part of the Government Cloud Strategy, and an important factor in their supplier selection process and by achieving this important certification, we further demonstrate our differentiation as a supplier of assured cloud services to the public sector."

About Skyscape
Skyscape’s cloud solutions (www.skyscapecloud.com) will help the UK Public Sector to transform the provision of IT services into a lean, elastic, assured, green utility by providing a genuine on-demand cloud computing service. With a range of UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, Skyscape’s solutions reduce both the risk and cost of delivering IT. Skyscape launch their cloud services portfolio on 1st January 2012.

About The CarbonNeutral Company
The CarbonNeutral Company (www.carbonneutral.com) is a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions. It works with 400 companies in 40 countries to develop carbon offset inclusive carbon reduction programmes. Permission to display the CarbonNeutral® mark is only given to clients whose carbon reduction programme is implemented in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. The Protocol assures quality of carbon offsets, carbon footprint assessments and communication and is regularly reviewed by an Independent Advisory Group.

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Notes to Editors:

1. Interviews or further press ready statements and material are available.

2. To speak directly to someone regarding this press release, please contact Corporate Communications: Jeremy Sanders +44 (0)1249 700006 or jsanders@skyscapecloud.com.