Sustainability Strategy

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"Our sustainability strategy guides us in our aim to become an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable company. There are three key elements, our sustainability vision, our sustainability policy and our long term CSR goals"

At HashRoot we target on Development that meet the needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generation to meet their requirements integrating values of economic vitality, healthy communities and sustainable natural environment

We have a strong track record in sustainability. In many ways sustainability has simply become part of the way we do business. But when we look at the world around us, many of the issues we identified in our early sustainability reports remain challenges not only for our business but for the broader community. We have also seen new issues emerge. Business as usual, even a more sustainable business as usual, is not enough. Whilst we will continue with the actions we were quick to embed, such as sustainable sourcing practices and responsible lending and investment policies, we’re increasing our efforts on the emerging societal issues where we have unique skills and expertise to bring about meaningful change. Why? Because our people are passionate about it, because it makes sense for our business, because it’s part of who we are. Because we know that tomorrow won’t wait.

UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE: ANTICIPATING THE BIG SHIFTS OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL CHANGE
Demographic change is a key social and economic challenge. low fertility rates and increased life expectancy in population is ageing. The implications are skills shortages and a bigger picture of slower economic growth. With a high proportion of the population already working, we will need to think more creatively about how we find and develop the employees of the future - that includes targeting groups that have traditionally been underemployed. But it doesn’t stop with us. We need to help our business customers who are facing the same issues and think about demographic and cultural change when building the products and services of the future, especially as we move into London.

ACTING ON THE ISSUE
Our initial focus is to improve participation - to attract the widest range of talented people and then use best practice flexible work practices and a wellbeing model to improve participation throughout working life. We’ll meet our own skill needs and share what we learn with customers, business peers and government.

Objective 1: Ensuring our workforce is representative of the community with overall workforce participation quite high, we need to identify and encourage participation amongst groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. Initially we will focus on:
• Increasing the participation and earning potential of groups currently underrepresented in the workplace through career entry, development and flexible work practices.
• Launching leading flexible work practices, understanding that flexibility and mobility are key enablers of participation.
• Promoting the productivity benefits for of a diverse and representative workforce.

Objective 2: Extend working lives and quality of life It’s our goal to provide our employees with the opportunity to extend the length and quality of their working lives, and to work with customers, the Government and other partners on the same challenge. This means helping our people understand the factors that influence their participation in work and their ability to adapt to a changing employment landscape throughout their working life. Ultimately we want to change the way our employees think about their wellbeing at work. To do this we will:
• Roll out a practical tool, well being at HashRoot, to benchmark well being across the Group. Group.
• Establish targets and develop programs to help employees improve their individual wellbeing scores. well being scores.

Objective 3: Anticipate future needs of ageing and culturally diverse customers The impact of these demographic changes will stretch well beyond our own workplace. One aspect we want to tackle is to encourage a national discussion on the factors that shape financial wellbeing

OUR FOCUS: Develop products and services that support an increase in financial wellbeing.

Growing demand of Cloud infrastructure has drastically increased the energy consumption of data centers, which has become a critical issue. High energy consumption not only translates to high operational cost, which reduces the profit margin of Cloud providers, but also leads to high carbon emissions which is not environmentally friendly. Hence, energy-efficient solutions are required to minimize the impact of Cloud computing on the environment. In order to design such solutions, deep analysis of Cloud is required with respect to their power efficiency. Cloud phenomenon may aggravate the problem of carbon emissions and global warming. The reason given is that the collective demand for computing resources is expected to further increase dramatically in the next few years. Even the most efficiently built datacenter with the highest utilization rates will only mitigate, rather than eliminate, harmful CO2 emissions. The reason given is that Cloud providers are more interested in electricity cost reduction rather than carbon emission. Through the use of large shared virtualized datacenters Cloud computing can offer large energy savings. However, Cloud services can also further increase the Internet traffic and its growing information database, which could decrease such energy savings.

Even though there is a great concern in the community that Cloud computing can result in higher energy usage by the datacenters, the Cloud computing has a green lining. There are several technologies and concepts employed by Cloud providers to achieve better utilization and efficiency than traditional computing. Therefore, comparatively lower carbon emission is expected in Cloud computing due to highly energy efficient infrastructure and reduction in the IT infrastructure itself by multi-tenancy. The key driver technology for energy efficient Clouds is “Virtualization,” which allows significant improvement in energy efficiency of Cloud providers by leveraging the economies of scale associated with large number of organizations sharing the same infrastructure. Virtualization is the process of presenting a logical grouping or subset of computing resources so that they can be accessed in ways that give benefits over the original configuration. By consolidation of underutilized servers in the form of multiple virtual machines sharing same physical server at higher utilization, companies can gain high savings in the form of space, management, and energy.

HashRoot follow three key factors that have enabled the Cloud computing to lower energy usage and carbon emissions from ICT. Due to these Cloud features, organizations can reduce carbon emissions by at least 30% per user by moving their applications to the Cloud. These savings are driven by the high efficiency of large scale Cloud data centers.

1• Dynamic Provisioning: In traditional setting, datacenters and private infrastructure used to be maintained to fulfill worst-case demand. Thus companies end up deploying far more infrastructure than needed. There are various reasons for such over-provisioning, to guarantee availability of services and to maintain certain level of service quality to end-users. Such scenarios can be readily managed by cloud infrastructure. The virtual machines in a Cloud infrastructure can be live migrated to another host in case user application requires more resources. Cloud providers monitor and predict the demand and thus allocate resources according to demand. Those applications that require less number of resources can be consolidated on the same server. Thus, datacenters always maintain the active servers according to current demand, which results in low energy consumption than the conservative approach of over-provisioning

2• Multi­tenancy:Using multi-tenancy approach, Cloud computing infrastructure reduces overall energy usage and associated carbon emissions. The SaaS providers serve multiple companies on same infrastructure and software. This approach is obviously more energy efficient than multiple copies of software installed on different infrastructure. Furthermore, businesses have highly variable demand patterns in general, and hence multi-tenancy on the same server allows the flattening of the overall peak demand which can minimize the need for extra infrastructure. The smaller fluctuation in demand results in better prediction and results in greater energy savings.

3• Server Utilization: In general, on-premise infrastructure runs with very low utilization, sometimes it goes down up to 5 to 10 percent of average utilization. Using virtualization technologies, multiple applications can be hosted and executed on the same server in isolation, thus lead to utilization levels up to 70%. Thus, it dramatically reduces the number of active servers. Even though high utilization of servers results in more power consumption, server running at higher utilization can process more workload with similar power usage.

In the Green Cloud architecture, users submit their Cloud service requests through a new middleware Green Broker that manages the selection of the greenest Cloud provider to serve the user’s request. A user service request can be of three types i.e., software, platform or infrastructure. The Cloud providers can register their services in the form of „green offers‟ to a public directory, which is accessed by Green Broker. The green offers consist of green services, pricing and time when it should be accessed for least carbon emission. Green Broker gets the current status of energy parameters for using various Cloud services from Carbon Emission Directory. The Carbon Emission Directory maintains all the data related to energy efficiency of Cloud service. This data may include PUE and cooling efficiency of Cloud datacenter, which is providing the service, the network cost and carbon emission rate of electricity, Green Broker calculates the carbon emission of all the Cloud providers who are offering the requested Cloud service. Then, it selects the set of services that will result in least carbon emission and buy these services on behalf users.

The Green Cloud framework is designed such that it keeps track of overall energy usage of serving a user request. It relies on two main components, Carbon Emission Directory and Green Cloud offers, which keep track of energy efficiency of each Cloud provider and also give incentive to Cloud providers to make their service “Green”. From user side, the Green Broker plays a crucial role in monitoring and selecting the Cloud services based on the user QoS requirements, and ensuring minimum carbon emission for serving a user. In general, a user can use Cloud to access any of these three types of services (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS), and therefore process of serving them should also be energy efficient. In other words, from the Cloud provider side, each Cloud layer needs to be “Green” conscious.

HashRoot emphases is primarily on corporate governance, this leads to an effective decision making processes wherein we make most our employees participate in decision making processes, nerveless forget that what we are today is the thrive of our employees. It is persistent to uphold high standards of conduct based on clarity and accountability. We understand the importance of transparency in corporate governance to capture confidence of stakeholders in management and what witnesses is improved productivity.

HashRoot impart a great predominance to Employee empowerment, this is an essential function of our organization. As for the empowerment we provide special training programs and events to cultivate knowledge to act wisely. Its inevitable for our employees to take right decisions at crucial situations. We provide 3month free training program for most of our employees to make them learn new skills and make them suitable enough to handle situation amicably. Our highly skilled trainers proper persistently constant training to modulate employees to our desired concept. This makes us attain our core competence. Our culture is expressed by way of values we uphold and those ethic we follow. HashRoot aims to build a strong business relation with all our clients by providing proper quality service at specified time, through these time span we had succeeded in building up a relatively strong and sustainable client base.

In HashRoot we give a great priority towards health and safety of all our employees. Our employee welfare programs help our employees economically to cope up with various situation of life. Its through employees satisfaction and loyalty we found our road map to conquer success.