We are a carbon neutral company and have retrospectively offset all of the carbon dioxide we have generated since our first year of operation.
We consider it important to lead by example and implement our services with environmental considerations in mind. Our contribution to climate issues are transparent and can be shown in understandable way.
We have chosen to provide all of our services with highly energy efficient cloud servers. In practice this means that our services run on cloud-based virtual servers, whose energy footprint is only a small fraction of the energy consumption of an entire physical server.
On average, 50% of the energy in the server rooms we use is generated from renewable energy sources. Despite this, we compensate 100% of all our energy consumption - not only for our virtual servers, but also for the electricity consumption of our office, heating, hardware, paper and office waste. We are proud to say that we are not a carbon-neutral but a carbon-negative company.
We do not buy CO2 cerficates in opaque emissions market where it is unclear how emissions will be offset. The CO2 compensation we have chosen is done annually in the joint planting in Finland. This is done by Finnish company Puuni Oy, and this means concrete and transparent climate measures in Finland.
Puuni Oy reforests a number of former wastelands corresponding to our carbon dioxide emissions. These wastelands are not afforested naturally for due to e.g. strong hay growth. This is an increase in afforestation, a climate effect that would not have occured naturally. Afforestation has been recognzed as the most effective way to combat climate change. In addition, afforestation employs local residents in Finland.
The plantations do not create tree fields of one tree species, but deciduous and mixed forests, which are resistant to tree diseases and pests due to several tree species (resilience). Mixed forests provide ecological compartments for a wide range of species (biodiversity) and are climate-resistant at higher temperatures in the future - thanks to deciduous and hardwood trees. The forests will be protected and the age of the carbon sinks will be contractually set no less than 100 years.
The CO2 emissions we have generated in 2019-2021 will be compensated by planting a carbon sink to be established in the common forests of Mikkeli city, Finland. This planting is done in 2022. On this page, we will tell you more about the planting as well as the CO2 compensations of later years.
Concrete actions bring about change. Hostaan Ltd is committed to doing everything we can to preserver our living environment, nature and climate. With your own choise, you can do good too by choosing Hostaan Ltd as your service provider.