EdgeConneX Sustainability

Customers, People, Planet

Working hard to be recognized as the best-in-class sustainable data center provider

We are committed to our sustainability strategy, we have made a lot of progress toward our goals in recent years, and we also understand that we still have work to do to achieve our goal. In 2020 we launched our Customer, People, Planet strategy by implementing our first holistic ESG sustainability policy.

This holistic ESG sustainability strategy leads to EdgeConneX goal in 2030 of becoming a carbon-, waste-, and water-neutral data center provider, developing and operating a data center platform powered by 100% renewable energy.

On this page you will find our annual Sustainability Reports, documentation of our Green Financing Framework, our Procurement Policies emphasizing sustainable solutions, our membership in sustainability-focused organizations, and more.

EdgeConneX Joins RE 100

RE 100 announcement

The global corporate renewable energy initiative bringing together large, ambitious businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

EdgeConneX Annual Sustainability Reports

Available Now – our 2021 Sustainability Report with year-over-year comparisons and updates on our progress toward our 2030 carbon-, waste-, and water-neutral targets, including key achievements, strategy, value creation, governance, outlook, and more.

2021 Sustainability Report

sustainability report cover sheetWe are pleased to present our first annual Sustainability Report, covering calendar year 2020. With this report we provide a comprehensive overview of our performance, documenting our commitment to sustainable solutions and illustrating the value EdgeConneX creates for our clients, our stakeholders, and the global community. Subsequent reports will be measured against the baselines established in this initial edition.

2020 Sustainability Report

EdgeConneX is pleased to publish our Green Finance Framework and accompanying Second-Party Opinion. These documents serve to illustrate our commitment that any Green Finance Instruments issued under this Framework are expected to support the financing or refinancing of Eligible Green Assets that are intended to provide clear environmental benefits. EdgeConnex intends to allocate an amount equal to 100% of the green financing net proceeds to a portfolio of Eligible Green investments that meet the eligibility criteria set out in the framework. EdgeConnex also maps the project categories to the United Nations SDGs.

Green Financing Framework Green Finance Framework Second Opinion

Green Procurement Strategy cover sheet

At EdgeConneX, we are committed to undergoing a sustainable transformation by 2030. As part of this strategy, we want to become a carbon neutral datacentre platform by 2030. For EdgeConneX, procurement of products, goods and services makes up a large part of our scope 3 emissions. Almost 50% of our emissions originate from procurement. Sustainable procurement therefore contributes significantly to our “net zero” ambitions. This strategy document outlines the aims, scope, and guiding principles for our procurement policies and our expectations for partners and suppliers.

Procurement Strategy Document

News Update: EdgeConneX Completes $1.7 Billion Sustainability-Linked Financings

Herndon, VA, – June 21, 2022EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Center Solutions, announces it has successfully secured a series of sustainability-linked financings totaling $1.7 Billion. The financings include EdgeConneX first-ever securitization and multi-currency term loan (“ESG Term Loan”) to further the company’s global growth. These transactions highlight the company’s market leadership and commitment to ESG as part of its Customers, People, Planet core values and environmental stewardship.

The international multi-currency term loan issuance forms an integral part of the EdgeConneX sustainability strategy to fund the development of more energy-efficient data centers across the globe in new and existing markets, reducing carbon emissions, and providing green energy solutions to its customers. Our goal is to be a carbon-, waste- and water-neutral data center provider by 2030 and develop and operate a data center platform powered by 100% renewable energy.

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iMasons climate accord badgeEdgeConneX is also proud to be one of the Founders of the iMasons Climate Accord (ICA), a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.

The ICA represents an unprecedented collaboration among leading digital infrastructure companies to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality. Today, these companies, including EdgeConneX, are combining forces to compound the efforts of these firms to make meaningful and sustained progress toward that goal.

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