GHG Emissions, Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - May 2, 2022
CyrusOne European Operations Hit Goals Ahead of Schedule
CyrusOne, a global data center developer and operator, fulfilled its goal of using 100% renewable electricity in Europe ahead of its original goal. The company’s European facilities also met their 2030 carbon reduction commitments to the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact eight years early as of June 2021.
CyrusOne also offset the small amount of diesel used for backup generation, according to its 2022 Sustainability Report. The company saw a seven-fold increase in 2021 over 2020 in CyrusOne’s total MWh of renewable electricity purchased, all without the use of national unbundled RECs. The company also signed contracts for future delivery of an additional 107 MWh/year in renewable power.
“In the face of a rapidly changing world, I’m proud of the work our team has done to keep pace with technological innovation, social movements, and sustainability,” said David Ferdman, President and CEO of CyrusOne, in a statement. “The future is coming quickly, and we are doing our best to make it a more just and sustainable one.”
The CyrusOne 2022 Sustainability Report provides disclosure compatible with four third-party standards, adhering to The Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) guidance.