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"

GET SUSTAINABLE, TOMORROW WONT WAIT!

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.

GET SUSTAINABLE, TOMORROW WONT WAIT

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.

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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.

OUR FOCUS

Develop products and services that support an increase in financial well-being.

  • Objective 01.

    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 02.

    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.

    • Establish targets and develop programs to help employees improve their individual well-being scores.

  • Objective 03.

    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 well-being

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.

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.

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.

Green Cloud Architecture

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.

Work Culture

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.