Sustainability Report 2023 - Read, Share, Plant a Tree
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With Earth Day approaching, we wanted to use the occasion to reflect on the impact we have on the Planet – as a company, a service provider, a team, and as individuals. At SiteGround, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and promoting sustainable practices with everything we do. We compiled all of our efforts to lower our impact on the environment into our Sustainability Report. This April you can also be part of our mission – read the report, share it, and we will plant a tree for every share through TreeNation!
Green Web Hosting Environment for a Brighter Future
As a leading global web hosting provider, we at SiteGround, have always prioritized operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Our services are the cornerstone of our sustainability efforts, and we’re committed to reducing not only our own environmental impact but also the carbon footprint of the 2.8 million domains hosted on our servers.
In 2020, we took a major step toward providing carbon-neutral web hosting services by moving to Google Cloud Platform. Our Google Cloud Platform-powered infrastructure enables us to deliver highly efficient, carbon-neutral web hosting solutions on a large scale while matching 100% of energy consumption.
Empowering Clients With More Efficient and Sustainable Websites
We believe that environmentally responsible websites rely on sustainable hosting services. To lessen the environmental impact of our clients’ websites, we continually optimize our server software and develop powerful tools that maximize efficiency and minimize resource consumption. Here are some of them:
- Custom PHP implementation that cuts the TTFB (time to first byte) and improves page load by up to 30%
- SuperCacher, which enables full-page caching and has been shown to speed up websites by up to 500%
- In-house built CDN that caches and replicates website content across multiple servers on four continents
At SiteGround, we are committed to reducing our client’s environmental impact by fostering more sustainable and efficient website management practices and educating our audiences about the digital carbon footprint. Our collaboration with environmental activist Michelle Li from CleverCarbon, a client of SiteGround and an inspiring activist for a carbon-literate society, was one of our awareness-raising initiatives. Together, we hosted a captivating webinar on the topic of “Reducing Your Carbon Footprint”.
Operating With Tomorrow in Mind
We envision the world as a place where we must be responsible to both people and the Planet. Being accountable for everything we do is what drives our day-to-day and team operations. This is reflected in our sustainability-oriented culture, green offices, and LEED-certified headquarters building, which upholds our responsibility to people and the environment, as well as our ongoing efforts to promote a more conscious lifestyle among our entire team. We believe that each of us has the ability to create a positive change, and we strive to inspire and empower our team members, clients, and communities to adopt sustainable practices and take action towards a more sustainable future.
Driving Positive Change for Society and Communities
Creating a better world begins with the actions of each one of us, and gets amplified in our society. Our commitment to positive change goes beyond our own operations. We actively support a range of environmental and socially impactful causes aimed at protecting local communities, activists for positive change, and the preservation of nature. We believe that creating a better world begins with the actions of each one of us, and we are proud to be a part of a growing movement toward a more sustainable future.
Join in our Mission – Read, Share, Plant a Tree
As we look ahead, we remain dedicated to our mission of driving positive change for society and the environment. Let’s celebrate our Planet! Read our Sustainability Report, share it on social media with the hashtag #sitegroundforest until May 31, 2023, and we will plant a tree for every share through TreeNation.