Onlime exclusively draws "naturemade star"-certified green electricity from EWZ (Elektrizitätswerke der Stadt Zürich). By choosing ewz.ökopower Onlime promotes the renewal and the construction of hydroelectric power plants to the highest ecological criteria. Also, the purchase of ewz.ökopower promotes the construction of additional solar power plants.
We operate our servers in the data centers of METANET and Nine. While METANET guarantees us green energy in the form of an eco-certificate, at Nine we choose the option "Ökopower" plus "Climate neutral operation" for entire compensation of CO2 emissions.
While expanding our infrastructure and with each new server purchase we pay close attention to energy efficiency. We only use power supplies with 80plus Platinum (> 94%) certification and prefer components of the "efficient-line" of our main supplier Thomas-Krenn.
+ 1000% carbon compensation
Those three zeros are not a typo! In addition to the above commitment to green electricity and energy efficiency, we offset our total carbon footprint tenfold.
Via myclimate we calculate and offset the annual carbon footprint by taking the following factors into account: Workplace (heated area), electricity consumption (entire server infrastructure, workplace), travel to and from work by employees, business travel, meals, coffee/tea, materials and waste.
Social & Environment
Onlime GmbH is committed to donating part of its annual revenue to good causes. The money goes to selected charitable organizations, mainly to the ones listed below:
In 1988 Vreni Frauenfelder and 4 other people were launching the Help Committee Schaffhausen (HCS). Since then, HCS in close cooperation with Sima Samar’s Shuhada Organization, arrange numerous aid projects in the range of infrastructure, education, health and emergency assistance. Clinics, schools, orphanages and women’s refuges were built and are operated with donations from Switzerland. Isolated villages were made accessible to clean drinking water and the people in need of help were supported with food supplies. A further help project of HCS is the distribution of animals (sheep and chicken) to poor famers allowing an enduring improvement of life of the poor population.
ROKPA helps where humanitarian aid is exceptionally difficult, but desperately needed. ROKPA is mainly active in Tibetan areas of China and Nepal, but ROKPA projects are also managed in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The work of ROKPA is primarily concentrated upon education, medicine, nourishment and culture.
ROKPA attaches great importance to the self-help approach. Education has proven to be the most efficient way of assisting people in need to escape the poverty trap and to protect themselves against being exploited and abused. This is why ROKPA, through our education schemes, prepares disadvantaged children and adults for a self-determined life.
ROKPA is a customer of Onlime and hosts its website with us.
Shangrila and Govinda Development Aid
We want to act in order to offer hope and chances of survival to the poorest of the poor; we want to act out of love for life and for the sake of justice, for the sake of truthfulness. After more than ten years, we can now offer many people a better life, school education, medical and hygiene education and care, food and thus future prospects. In particular, the expansion of our new projects in West Nepal in recent years is a step full of symbolism for us.
Shangrila is a customer of Onlime and hosts its website with us.
We do not only care about human aid but also try to take care to our environment by a responsible use of our limited resources.