Data centre company Cologix targets carbon neutrality by 2030

It also aims to use 100% renewable energy in its operations during the same period

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Cologix, a North American network interconnection and data centre company, has announced its target to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

It is part of the firm’s second annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, which has also outlined a goal to use 100% renewable energy in its operations during the same period.

Currently, 47% of the company’s data centre power is sourced from renewable energy.

Cologix, which has invested more than $20 million (£17m) in environmental projects since 2016, is also aiming to certify 80% of all supplier contracts include environmental responsibility requirements by 2025.

In addition, the company plans to partner with suppliers to quantify Scope 3 emissions by 2025 based on science-based target setting, with the aim of reducing it by 50% by 2030.

The latest announcement follows a year of continuing expansion and major partner investment for Cologix, including a $3 billion (£2.6bn) equity recapitalisation by Stonepeak.

Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO said: “This ensures we can invest more in all aspects of our ESG programme and accelerate our expansion of the Cologix business, both in terms of data centre footprint and number of employees. This growth allows us to make investments in the latest technologies to drive energy efficiency in our greenfield developments and reduce our overall emissions footprint to rapidly bring up our overall ESG profile. In our existing facilities, we are making improvements in energy efficiency and emissions, but we know these tend to be slower changes.

“As the adage goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Cologix is focused on scale and as we grow our market presence, we recognise our responsibility is to ensure our growth is sustainable and considers its impact – for Cologix, for the people who trust in us and for our planet.”