Since 2011, Agility has been working to reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions from our data centers/servers in Irvine, California and Leeds, UK. In Irvine, an original virtualization and consolidation project in 2011 reduced the server totals by over 60%. A second consolidation project reduced the number again by a further 60% in 2015. Today, our total average electricity usage has decreased to 69% of peak usage in 2011, saving over 45 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. A similar exercise at our data center in Leeds reduced energy consumption to more than 83% less than peak usage in 2010, saving over 60 tons of CO2 emissions each year. A forthcoming hardware upgrade is expected to reduce energy consumption by a further 50%.
Four Agility Chemicals employees, based in Liverpool, U.K., volunteered their time to give a chemical safety workshop to nearly 200 students, ages 9-11 years old. In addition to giving safety tips and knowledge on chemical safety at home, the employees also gave students insights into the world of supply chain logistics.
The Agility Liverpool Chemicals team collected more than 140 pyjamas for “Pyjama Party Liverpool”, an annual collection drive for low-income families. Through posting posters for surrounding offices to donate, they were able to collect 146 pyjamas for babies, children and young people, in a short period of time.
An Agility UK employee completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Kidney Research UK, a local charity committed to developing treatments, patient information and raising vital public awareness for kidney disease. The challenge asked participants to climb the three highest peaks of Scotland (1345m), England (978m) and Wales (1085m) in 24 hours. The money raised will help Kidney Research UK fund new research studies into kidney disease.