We offset 100% of our carbon emission

We contribute 1% of our revenue to carbon removal

We plant 1 tree for every hosting plan purchased

We give 3 solar lamps to a family in Africa for each green plan purchased

Ex2, Internet, global warming and you (our customers)

Many experts predict that by 2030, the Internet will be the world's largest source of pollution. As a hosting provider, we are of course in the middle of this ecological disaster. While our goal is obviously to reduce our carbon footprint to zero through the actions mentioned above, we also want to contribute sustainably to cleaning our planet and raise the necessary awareness of our industry. Read our white paper.

Green hosting, what does it mean?

Does hosting my site with a provider that uses renewable energy make a difference?

Imagine: data centres are responsible for 2% of global carbon emissions, a figure equivalent to that of the aerospace industry! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. By 2040, data centres could generate 14% of global carbon emissions, equal to the United States. In the face of this ecological emergency, it is time to act! By choosing our web hosting powered by renewable energies, not only you don't pay more, but you also become a player in the solution rather than the problem.

Why not go further?

For each plan sold, we plant 1 tree, in partnership with the association Planète Urgence. And through our partnership with Solar Aid, you can help those who are already suffering the consequences of global warming. By offering 3 solar lamps to a family without electricity, you contribute to the radical transformation of their daily lives. Join us to make a difference and change the world together!

100% powered by renewable energy

Ex2 has taken the initiative to go green by purchasing 100% green renewable energy to power its data centers, web servers, desktop and laptop computers. We're also partners of the Green Web Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a completely green Internet.

A local Vision of Ecology

Our environmental awareness is at the heart of everything we do. Our data centres run on renewable energy, and we don't stop there. At Ex2, we appreciate:
  • a paperless organization, from invoices, to customer orders and specifications, we manage everything from our screens.
  • modern, energy-efficient computers in our offices that use technologies similar to those we deploy on our servers.
  • a kitchen without disposable plates and cutlery. Ceramic cups and mugs. An espresso machine without capsules.
  • a generous home-working policy. Why take the road to find yourself in front of the same screen you have at home.
  • videoconference meetings whenever possible, to avoid unnecessary air or car travel.
  • a credit for employees to purchase of a bicycle or any electric vehicle.

Ex2 is part of Stripe Climate, a coalition of businesses accelerating carbon removal

No company can stop climate change by itself. Stripe Climate aggregates funds from forward-thinking businesses around the world to increase demand for carbon removal.

Carbon removal is critical to counteract climate change

To prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we should aim to limit global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, which corresponds to reducing global annual CO₂ emissions from about 40 gigatons per year as of 2018, to net zero by 2050.

To accomplish this, the world will likely need to both radically reduce the new emissions we put into the air, and remove carbon already in the atmosphere.

Historical emissions via Global Carbon Project,1 "Current path" shows SSP4-6.0,2,3 removal pathways adapted from CICERO.4 For simplicity this chart only shows CO₂, though the modeled scenarios account for other greenhouse gas emissions, all of which will need to be reduced.
Carbon removal is lagging behind
Removing carbon from the atmosphere is key to mitigating the effects of climate change, preserving biodiversity and ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Existing carbon removal solutions such as reforestation and soil carbon sequestration are important, but they alone are unlikely to scale to the size of the problem. New carbon removal technologies need to be developed—ones that have the potential to be high volume and low cost by 2050—even if they aren’t yet mature.

Today, carbon removal solutions face a chicken-and-egg problem. As early technologies, they’re more expensive, so don’t attract a critical mass of customers. But without wider adoption, they can’t scale production to become cheaper.

At Ex2, 1% of our income is spent on carbon dioxide removal

Early purchasers can help new carbon removal technologies get down the cost curve and up the volume curve. Experience with manufacturing learning and experience curves has shown repeatedly that deployment and scale beget improvement, a phenomenon seen across DNA sequencing, hard drive capacity, and solar panels.

This thinking shaped our initial commitment and first purchases. If a broad coalition of like-minded buyers commits substantial investment, we’re optimistic that we can shift the trajectory of the industry and increase the likelihood the world has the portfolio of solutions needed.

The Benefits of Green Hosting

State-of-the-art technologies without compromise, and without impact on the planet

Renewable energy

A negative carbon footprint

Customized technology

Plans adapted to your needs, without overconsumption

Environmental responsibility

And our customers and our future at the heart of our actions

Latest generation servers

And recycling or retrofitting of old servers

We plant 1 tree for every hosting plan purchased

For every annual hosting plan purchased at Ex2, we plant 1 tree, via the association Planète Urgence, for forest preservation and restoration projects in Cameroon, Indonesia, Madagascar and Peru. Don't hesitate to join this action via the Planète Urgence website

Also, we offer 3 solar lamps per shared hosting purchased

For every shared plan purchased, we are donating 3 solar lamps to a family in Africa. The impact of a solar lamp on a family that has no access to electricity is absolutely remarkable.

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