Guildford, Surrey - 7 July 2009, Memset, the award-winning dedicated Web & IT hosting provider has been recognised for their ongoing commitment to environmental innovation at UK CEED Sustain IT National eWell-Being Awards.
The awards, conceived by the charity UK CEED and sponsored by BT and Unison, are now in their 7th year. The prestigious awards ceremony, held at the Royal Society of Arts in London, showcased the innovative application of Information Communication Technology by 33 finalists across the Award's 9 categories.
Memset has been recognised for their ongoing commitment to exploring ways that new technologies can be used to not only reduce their environmental impact, but that of their customers as well.
Memset's pioneering development of their Miniserver™ Virtual Machines, their power saving initiatives implemented in the data centre, being Britain's first ISP to receive carbon neutral accreditation (2006) and founder, Kate Craig-Wood's unrelenting campaign to promote green IT and her hands-on involvement with Intellect UK have all contributed to Memset winning this award.
Kate Craig-Wood, said: "We are delighted to be recognised for our efforts in reducing the impact IT has on the environment, but more importantly hope to encourage other businesses to do the same. We are living proof that, in ICT, being green is synonymous with reducing costs. We are continuing to grow, despite the recession, because our commitment to efficiency has made us highly competitive"
In her keynote address at the awards, Sue Nelson, the science and environment writer and broadcaster, praised the finalists for being at the forefront of innovation in ICT for environmental and social improvement and encouraged other organisations to follow the best practice demonstrated by this year's winners.