EdgeConneX Sustainability

Customers, People, Planet

The EdgeConneX Vision:
Customers ● People ● Planet

We are committed to our sustainability strategy, and we have made a lot of progress toward our goals in recent years. 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 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.

RE 100 announcement

Whitepaper Now Available:
24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Pilot Plan and Overview

Working in conjunction with Gridmatic, EdgeConneX is initiating a 24/7 CFE pilot, focused on carbon-free energy consumption that is measurable and trackable in near-real time. Learn more about the global 24/7 CFE initiative in our new whitepaper.

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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

We 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 Secures $150 Million in Sustainability-linked Financing to Support Latin America Expansion Beginning in Chile

October 13, 2022 – EdgeConneX® announces it has secured $150 million in sustainability-linked financing for Latin America. The loan refinances outstanding indebtedness and is designed to be used as a financing platform for the company’s future activity in Latin America, including Chile and Colombia.  The loan facility further promotes EdgeConneX sustainability objectives, incentivizing outperformance on data center energy efficiency, renewable energy consumption, and environmental certification.

The latest sustainability-linked financing comes after EdgeConneX secured a series of sustainability-linked financings totaling $1.7 Billion earlier this year. These transactions highlight EdgeConneX market leadership and commitment to ESG as part of its Customers, People, Planet core values, and environmental stewardship.

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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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