Equinix granted DPP Committed to Sustainability mark
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) has been awarded the DPP Committed to Sustainability mark, an accreditation that is part of the DPP’s Committed to Sustainability program.
The program offers a practical tool to assess content and digital media (CDM) organisations and suppliers against key environmental measures and impacts.
It also recognises commitment to continuous improvement in environmental sustainability practices, according to the company.
This achievement highlights Equinix’s role in driving sustainability to create long-term shared value for its stakeholders including investors, customers, communities and employees.
The data centre giants scored five out of five on its first response to the DPP's Committed to Sustainability survey. On average, participating companies receive scores of two out of five.
“We’re delighted that Equinix has joined an increasing number of companies that are demonstrating their fantastic commitment to building an environmentally sustainable media industry,” said Mark Harrison, CEO, DPP.
“Achieving a five out of five score makes them a role model for our industry, helping us all to drive towards continuous improvement and good practice.”
Equinix was assessed against a set of key environmental measures, and was required to demonstrate its commitment to, and progress against, energy use, waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-related key performance indicators, as well as its efforts to green the CDM industry.
“At Equinix, we believe we have the responsibility to protect our collective future,” said Jennifer Ruch, Director of Sustainability and ESG, Equinix.
“This is why we continually seek opportunities with like-minded organisations to advance our global sustainability goals across the areas of energy, renewable energy, and design and operational innovation.
“Achieving the DPP’s Committed to Sustainability mark is a result of these efforts, as our data centres help enable the world’s leading businesses to reach their own sustainability goals.”
Platform Equinix is home to more than 1,800 networks, 2,900 cloud and IT service providers, and approximately 3,000 enterprises, providing access to nearly 10,000 businesses around the world in vertical ecosystems.