Corporate Responsibility

Giving back: running a half marathon for charity

LeaseWeb supports various charitable organizations via its corporate responsibility program, and sponsors its employees when they wish to take part in a worthwhile cause. This is the story of Paul Grimwood, who recently ran a half marathon for the first time in his life to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Attachment-7Dear readers, my name is Paul Grimwood and for those who do not know me, I am part of LeaseWeb’s Business Development team based in Amsterdam. Last May, I signed up to run half of the Amsterdam marathon on 20 October  2013 to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer. The charity funds research for over 200 types of cancer, including the most common such as breast, bowel, lung, and prostate cancers, to rare types such as tumor and children’s cancers.

Having never seriously ran before (apart from the occasional – and swiftly aborted – jog on the treadmill at the gym), as soon as the words “Let’s do this!” left my mouth, I started to panic! I couldn’t even run more than 3 km without stopping for breath; how was I supposed to make a 21 km run?

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Law Enforcement Transparency Report 2013: January 1 – June 30

LeaseWeb supports the idea of an open and safe Internet. As one of the world’s largest hosting and IT infrastructure companies, with approximately 3-4 % of all Internet traffic generated by LeaseWeb customers, we believe that transparency on the issues we face and how we address those issues is very important. Therefore we are unveiling our Law Enforcement Transparency Report for the first six months of 2013. Again we hope it will contribute to a safer and more open Internet with a proper balance of rights.

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LeaseWeb first hosting provider worldwide to launch Law Enforcement Transparency Report

LeaseWeb supports the idea of an open and safe internet. As one of the world’s largest hosting and IT infrastructure companies, with approximately 3-4 % of all internet traffic generated by LeaseWeb customers, we believe that transparency on the issues we face and how we address those issues is very important. Therefore, as the first hosting provider in the global hosting market, we are unveiling our Law Enforcement Transparency Report for 2012. We hope it will contribute to a safer and more open internet with a proper balance of rights.

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Support Tie Kinetix during Alpe d’HuZes

“In the fight against cancer, both patients and their loved ones feel a huge sense of helplessness. Cancer is everywhere. Fighting it seems pointless. Alpe d’HuZes was created with the aim to empower people to convert the sense of powerlessness, caused by cancer, into one of strength. We achieve this by motivating as many people as possible to constantly challenge and expand their boundaries.” Part of the mission of Alpe d’HuZes.

Alpe d'HuZes
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Flying high with the Hoogvliegers foundation

Last Saturday, a team of LeaseWeb employees travelled to the Dutch city of Lelystad. Their mission: help make 71 children pilot for a day!

Stichting Hoogvliegers Logo

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LeaseWeb helps the monkeys as part of our corporate social responsibility program!

Help stichting AAP

Our Corporate Social Responsibility program is really important to everyone at LeaseWeb, and is something which is reflected on a number of levels throughout our work. We constantly address our practices to ensure that they are kept sustainable, and for this reason we utilize green datacenters. Besides this, LeaseWeb is connecting more clients to their cloud products daily, which results in improved resource utilization, which in turn is good for our sustainability. Another aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility which we’re keen to promote is the charity work that we have recently begun to do with an animal sanctuary: Stichting AAP (the AAP Foundation).

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