Corporate Social Responsibility

We’re committed to providing IT solutions in ethical, sustainable ways, driving positive outcomes for businesses, the wider community and the world.

Read our CSR Policy

How we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver. We’re committed to providing IT solutions in ethical, sustainable ways, driving positive outcomes for businesses, the wider community and the world.

While building on our success, we’re giving back to local communities. We run a range of initiatives, from promoting technology careers in schools, to fundraising for our annual partner charity, to giving away #Tech4Christmas.

Read our CSR Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We’re continually working to align our CSR strategy and activities with the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a local and national level. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve lives and prospects for all by 2030.


Our community

Charity of the Year

Each year we choose a charity as the focus for our fundraising activities. Our current partner is the nationwide food bank charity the Trussell Trust. Past charities include the male cancer charity, Orchid, and Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

COVID-19 response

Each week we’ve been joining the Thursday #clapforheroes. At the same time, we’ve made a donation to a different charity or sent treats to heroes in our local communities, who are going above and beyond during the pandemic.

Local activities

As well as getting involved in nationwide fundraising, we get behind our colleagues’ personal fundraising challenges and sponsor local activities. We’ve supplied kit to local children’s sports teams and covered entry fees for staff entering the Derby 10k.

#Tech4Christmas

Our #Tech4Christmas campaign focuses on putting Node4 expertise to good use, making a real difference to charities’ day-to-day operations and the services they provide to beneficiaries, their families and communities.

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Featured stories

To the NHS and Our Healthcare Customers, Thank You!

Node4’s Charity of the Year – The Trussell Trust

Node4 Walks Over 3,000 Miles for Fitness and Fundraising Challenge


Our people

Through our apprenticeship programme, work experience placements and partnerships with schools, we’re helping young people to launch their careers in technology.

We also support our workforce with a range of learning and development opportunities, including technical accreditation.

Our diversity and equal opportunities policies underpin how we work, whether we’re recruiting a new apprentice or providing a more established professional with a fresh challenge.

One of the UK’s Best Workplaces

In May 2020, we were recognised as one of the 2020 UK’s Best Workplaces™, published by Great Place to Work®. This accolade recognises the efforts and improvements we’ve made throughout the year to ensure an excellent employee experience.

A centre for Excellence in Wellbeing

We’re recognised as a centre for Excellence in Wellbeing by Great Place to Work®. This means that employee wellbeing is a key element of our culture and we’re committed to creating the best possible workplace for our people.

“I decided to do an apprenticeship to kick-start my knowledge of the working world. The best part so far has been the friendships I’ve made within my team; they all support me with my learning.”

Heather Cooper
Service Delivery Apprentice


Featured stories

We’ve Been Recognised as One of the UK’s Best Workplaces™

Enthusiasm Trust & Node4: Reaching Vulnerable Youth in a Pandemic

Staying Ahead in IT: How We’re Developing Expert Teams


Our world

We power hundreds of businesses through our data centres – from healthcare providers to transportation companies.

Hosting IT systems in an energy efficient data centre is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of a business compared to hosting on-premises. Plus it helps companies enable other energy saving initiatives such as home working and video conferencing.

We employ experts who concentrate on managing our energy usage and maintaining the delicate balance between environmental efficiency, resilience and performance.

As an ISO 50001 accredited organisation, we focus on continually improving our energy management.

 

Read our energy policy

Data centres

We’re working towards greener data centres by:

  • Carefully selecting our infrastructure for power, cooling, lighting and other areas.
  • Maintaining power and cooling infrastructure.
  • Ensuring cooling systems meet ASHRAE thermal guidelines.
  • Ensuring airflow is well designed.
  • Monitoring our environments daily for anomalies and faults.
  • Repairing faults in a timely manner.
  • Working with customers to ensure good practice in installing equipment.

Operations

Improving energy performance is a team effort, so we’re also:

  • Setting policies for the operation, maintenance and performance of infrastructure.
  • Considering energy performance as a factor in procurement, product development, process and facility design.
  • Encouraging energy efficiency from our workforce, contractors and suppliers.

Our conduct

Exceptional Service as a Standard (ESaaS) is our culture and drives our conduct, whether we’re interacting with colleagues, customers or partners.

It’s about providing a quality assured service that incorporates all the relevant legislative considerations. It’s also about understanding what our customers need and providing tailored solutions based on our expertise.

We’ve rolled out a training programme to the entire business, providing staff with the tools, techniques and language they need to consistently deliver ESaaS – so that we drive positive outcomes for businesses and their customers.