Corporate policy on the environment

Having an environmental policy provides a framework for action, for setting objectives and targets, and sends a clear signal from management to stakeholders and employees. Having a structured management system, such as a network management system enhanced with green networking measures, while not a precondition for identifying improvement possibilities, can help to evaluate, report and improve an organisation’s environmental performance. An operational approach to green network management typically includes the following areas: power management for unused computers, using more energy-efficient computers first, trying to optimise load distribution between servers, optimising or replacing sub-optimal computers and software, eliminating underutilised network devices, and reacting to abnormal energy consumptions.