ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

STT GDC pledges to become carbon neutral by 2030

30 March 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has announced its new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

It outlines the company’s goals and targets for the next 5-10 years. The strategy is centred around three key goals that are set to drive STT GDC’s sustainability efforts under the ESG pillars.

Sustainability has always been a key priority for STT GDC, and the group recognises its responsibility in delivering future-proof data centres that are aligned with society’s current and future expectations,” said Bruno Lopez, President and Group CEO, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres.

“Today we operate across various countries and as a Group 43% of our electricity consumption is already derived from zero-carbon renewable sources. But we are not resting on our laurels. Through this ESG strategy, we are formalising our approach and accelerating our commitment to providing responsible digital infrastructure across all our existing data centre platforms, even as we expand to new geographies.”

The ESG strategy was developed in alignment to the objectives and framework set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

STT GDC said it remains committed to delivering reliable digital infrastructure.  The centrepiece of its ESG plan is a commitment to transitioning its data centre operations to be net carbon-neutral by 2030. 

“At STT GDC we are acutely aware of the unique position we occupy as a data centre operator – essential for society, governments, and the global technology industry to function and yet part of an industry where resource consumption levels are continuing to grow,” added Lopez. 

“As businesses actively move to mitigate climate change, the onus has fallen on businesses like ours to take the lead, maintain the social license to operate, and ensure full alignment with national and international sustainability agendas such as the recently announced Singapore Green Plan 2030.”