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Giving Back

At Ultima, we believe it’s important to do everything we can to support the local community, alongside taking care of the wider environment through responsible practices and using our technological expertise to help other business reduce their carbon footprint.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

We’re extremely proud that the work we do to help our customers grow has a positive impact on our staff, our local community and the wider environment.

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Our Charity Partners

Reading Samaritans

Ultima are supporting Reading Samaritans who provide advice, support and awareness for mental health 24 hours a day. Over the next year we will be campaigning to raise awareness and promote the understanding of this important cause through a series of fundraising activities and events. Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help – and we will be supporting them in being there for every single one. We will be utilising our volunteering days to give our time to this charity that is completely run by volunteers. Make sure you follow our social channels for regular updates!

Berkshire Women’s Aid

At Ultima we are passionate about supporting both the local community and those topics that are close to our employees’ hearts. This year we are delighted to be partnering with 2 local charities voted for and chosen by Team Ultima. We are supporting Berkshire Women’s Aid who provide support, advocacy and domestic abuse services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse. Ultima will be working on a variety of projects with our BWA, allowing them to utilise our IT expertise and knowledge to help them digitally transform so they can focus on what really matters.

Starting Point

We are also pleased to announce a partnership with Starting Point, who provide support and mentoring for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25, who are not in education, employment or training, to give them a brighter future. We will be working with them on a mentorship programme, workplace visits and skill sharing.


At Ultima we value integrity and as part of our ongoing commitment to taking care of the environment through sustainable practices we have partnered with Ecologi. Working in collaboration with The Eden Reforestation Projects, Ecologi plant millions of trees around the world each month to combat climate change. As we’re extremely passionate and want to make a real difference, we will be planting trees for several initiatives which will contribute to Ultima’s Virtual Forest. Find out more in the blog here.


To further make an impact in the local community, we are holding monthly food collections in the office for ReadiFood, who provide emergency food parcels to families and individuals in severe need across the greater Reading area.

Million Mile Clean

In September 2022 we launched a new partnership with the Million Mile Clean as part of our Volunteering Month. Suffers Against Sewage created their biggest ever campaign the Million Mile Clean with the goal of making the UK a cleaner, greener place for everyone to enjoy. We’re joining 100,000 people each year to get out there and protect the areas we love.


“The scale and size of the challenges the world faces today, like poverty, inequality, and climate change, require all of us to join forces and develop new solutions, many of which can be enabled or accelerated through digital technology.

As we aspire to live our mission to create opportunity for everyone, everywhere, we look forward to partnering with governments, industries, and civil society on the UN’s 17 SDGs by contributing our creativity, expertise, and know-how to unleash the power of digital technology.”

Vice Chair and President, Microsoft

Our Sustainable Solutions

Sustainable solutions for a better future. The services we offer and the way we deliver them are designed to minimise environmental impact.

Ultima Eco Pledge

At Ultima, we’re passionate about doing everything we can to support the local community, alongside taking care of the wider environment through responsible practices. As part of this, we have invited employees to make an Eco Pledge- whether this be cycling to the shops instead of driving, growing their own vegetables, or avoiding single use plastic. For each Eco Pledge submitted, Ultima will plant a tree via the National Trust.

Partner Pledges

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we share their global vision to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more and have signed their partner pledge covering initiatives including building AI in an ethical way, reducing our carbon footprint and building accessible solutions for a more inclusive future. We have also signed HP Inc’s Amplify Impact Pledge to drive meaningful change, assess our sustainability efforts and identify areas for improvement.

Carbon Footprint

The Cloud uses energy in a more streamlined and efficient way than traditional, in-house data centres. That’s why we’re able to help businesses reduce their reliance on energy-expensive physical servers, reducing their carbon footprint, and energy costs. It’s estimated that a greater reliance on cloud computing can reduce per-user carbon footprint by 30% for large companies and 90% for small businesses. We work with you to help make this a reality.

Supporting Employees

We participate in the Cycle2Work scheme, which provide employees with significant savings on the cost of a bike, encouraging them to cycle rather than drive and help reduce the UK’s carbon footprint. We operate a paperless office and have a ‘reduce plastics’ policy in place. As part of this, we have provided all employees with a reusable water bottle and lunch box.

Responsible Supply Chain

We are a responsible supplier of IT goods and services and choose our supply chain in a responsible manner. We work with our partner N2S to ensure all our old IT is recycled and destroyed in the most environmental way possible.

Energy Efficiency

Our headquarters was designed to maximise natural light and energy efficient lighting is used throughout. All office-supplied equipment is provisioned to automatically ‘power off’ after a certain amount of idle time.

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