Arktisma

Green Web Hosting and Co Working facilities

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

www.arktisma.com.au

About Arktisma

Arktisma was founded by Nick Jaffe and Martin Gleeson as a platform for making interesting things.

Arktisma's first venture, Serversaurus, has provided exceptional, sustainable, and 100% Australian web hosting products and services since 2005. Serversaurus prides itself on offering refreshingly good service, fair prices, and sustainable products. All Serversaurus’ rack infrastructure is carbon offset by planting over 150 trees a year in Australia, and Serversaurus proudly donates 1% of its revenue, through One Percent for the Planet, to environmental causes.

Serversaurus staff work at Electron Workshop in North Melbourne. Electron Workshop, another Arktisma project, is a co-lab designed to sustain an independent and multidisciplinary group of workers and thinkers. Electron Workshop is a community which nurtures and supports the search for new ideas, change, work, and an exploration of the outer limits. Electron Workshop also supports women in the technology sector by offering the “women in tech” grant each year. Electron Workshop regularly hosts open events on important social issues to promote positive discourse within the local community. Electron Workshop is a community resource, offering its space free of charge to selected community events and initiatives

We became a B Corp because the values represented in a Certified B Corporation are directly reflected in our business. Social and environmental consciousness is central to all we do and becoming a Certified B Corporation would solidify and disseminate this message to all our stakeholders. We believe becoming a Certified B Corporation is the perfect way for us to show our values, attract potential customers and suppliers who hold the same values, and network with the incredible B Corp community in order to learn how to improve our practices and contribute to future best practice in better business.

The Change We Seek®

Arktisma ultimately seeks to promote a wider environmental and social conscience through positive business and leading by example.

Arktisma pursues environmental sustainability throughout its value chain, by seeking out suppliers who share our passion for environmental sustainability. From Serversaurus’ primary datacentre, which will soon become 100% solar powered, to utilising the highest rated energy suppliers and world’s most impactful toilet paper at Electron Workshop. Arktisma also seeks out customers who value environmental integrity, with Serversaurus proudly hosting the websites of fellow B Corps, wildlife organisations and non-profits.

Arktisma also promotes social and community improvement by offering desks within Electron Workshop coworking space to embryonic social enterprises, as well as hosting free community events on a range of important topics. Arktisma is pushing the boundaries of societal action in Australia and seeks to act as an example that others can follow.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

14
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

30
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
81
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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