Digital infrastructure firm Equinix targets climate-neutrality by 2030

It is seeking to use 100% renewable energy during that period and drive energy efficiency savings as well as take advantage of carbon offsets

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Digital infrastructure company Equinix has made a commitment to become a climate-neutral company by 2030.

It has set science-based targets for emissions reductions across its global operations and supply chain, aiming to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030, against a 2019 baseline.

To achieve the goal, the company is seeking to use 100% renewable energy during that period and driving energy efficiency savings, reducing refrigerant loss and replacing diesel generators with cleaner onsite technologies as well as taking advantage of select carbon offsets.

It is also committing to partnering with suppliers by engaging with those responsible for 66% of Equinix’s purchased goods and services and capital goods supplier-related emissions to set their own science-based targets by 2025.

In addition, Equinix aims to reduce the carbon associated with the delivery of power to its sites by 50% by 2030 and explore new innovations such as green hydrogen, biodiesel and other lower carbon onsite generation technologies.

Raouf Abdel, EVP Global Operations, Equinix said: “Digital infrastructure is the backbone of today’s economy and allows people to work and connect from anywhere and everywhere. We share the urgency of governments, the industry and our customers that innovation and action are essential to ensure data centres are more sustainable and reduce carbon emissions quickly to address the impacts of global climate change.

“Our recent Global Tech Trends survey illustrated this with an increase in demand for greater transparency in IT infrastructure. We have seen this with the over 100% increase in requests for our Green Power Reports (GPRs), which empower customers to track progress against their own sustainability goals and reporting efforts.”