Affirms Company’s Commitment to Building and Operating Data Centers Sustainably Worldwide
HERNDON, VA., February 5, 2024 — EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Center Solutions, today announces its formal validation by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and near-term science-based emissions reduction targets. For EdgeConneX, this significant milestone reflects its unwavering commitment to building and operating global data centers sustainably and supports the company’s objective of achieving carbon, waste, and water neutrality by 2030.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is an acclaimed global partnership enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. The initiative is a collaboration between the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). SBTi is focused on accelerating companies worldwide to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.
The SBTi’s Target Validation Team has classified EdgeConneX Scope 1 and 2 target ambition as in line with a 1.5°C trajectory, currently the most ambitious designation available through the SBTi process for companies within the ICT sector.
As noted by SBTI: EdgeConneX, International Cooperatief U.A. commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50.3% by 2030 from a 2021 base year*. EdgeConneX, International Cooperatief U.A. also commits to scope 3 emissions 51.6% per MegaWatt of installed data center capacity within the same timeframe. *The target boundary includes biogenic land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.
“We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition from the SBTi,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX. “This validation is an achievement and a testament to our unwavering commitment to sustainability and our resolve to take decisive action towards environmental stewardship. As responsible corporate citizens, we recognize our role in creating a sustainable future, and this validation reaffirms that we are on the right path.”
The EdgeConneX commitment to sustainability extends beyond its data centers. The company proactively implements strategies to conserve resources, minimize waste, and promote efficient energy use across all operations while considering additional impacts its data centers may have on local surroundings.
“Our mission extends beyond providing innovative data center solutions; we aim to lead the industry in sustainable practices,” said Steven Sprokholt, Vice President of Program Management at EdgeConneX. “Achieving SBTi validation for our emissions reduction targets is a significant step in our journey towards minimizing carbon emissions and reducing water generated and used by our operations wherever we can. We remain committed to setting and reaching ambitious goals that reflect our dedication to our customers and the planet.”
EdgeConneX is a member of the UN Global Compact Ten. In addition, EdgeConneX was recently recognized with the highest ranking in the Structure Research 2023 State of Environmental Impact report, highlighting the company’s deep commitment to efficiency and transparency as it relates to sustainability and the environment.
To view EdgeConneX SBTi Targets, please visit: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/target-dashboard
For more information about EdgeConneX and its sustainability initiatives, visit www.edgeconnex.com.
Backed by EQT Infrastructure, part of the global investment organization EQT, EdgeConneX provides a full range of sustainable data center solutions worldwide. We work closely with our customers to offer choices in location, scale, and type of facility, from Hyperlocal to Hyperscale. EdgeConneX is a global leader in anytime, anywhere, and any scale data center services for a diverse portfolio of industries, including Cloud, AI, Content, Networks, and more. With a mission predicated on taking care of our customers, our people, and our planet, EdgeConneX strives to Empower Your Edge.