Commercial, GHG Emissions - August 3, 2021
Vantage Data Centers Targets Net Zero Emissions
Vantage Data Centers announced Aug. 2 that it will achieve net-zero emissions in its data centers globally by 2030.
The company plans to target its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by investing in energy efficiency technologies and on-site generators to reduce emissions. It also increased its renewable energy use and will be offering renewable energy options to customers across all its campuses globally. Vantage works with energy providers and industry groups like the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) on advocating and investing in renewable energy worldwide.
To target its Scope 3 emissions, Vantage will develop processes and partnerships that address emissions from things like customer IT and cooling loads. The company is also working with its vendors and suppliers on decarbonizing its supply chain.
Vantage’s targets were all established in alignment with the Science Based Targets initiative. For unavoidable emissions, the company plans to purchase offsets that fund carbon removal projects and investments in communities where its data centers operate.
“As major consumers of power and land, data center operators have an undeniable responsibility to aggressively reduce emissions and lessen environmental impacts wherever possible. This is why we’ve set our target at net zero rather than carbon neutral,” Justin Thomas, chief technology officer at Vantage Data Centers, said in a statement. “Our goal is to be a sustainability leader, and we are setting interim reduction goals that touch every part of our business.”
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