CoreSite issues annual corporate sustainability report

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CoreSite issues annual corporate sustainability report

CoreSite has issued its 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report, which is posted on the Company’s website.

“Customers, Colleagues, and Communities describe the symbiosis of our business strategy with our sustainability practices,” Paul Szurek, CoreSite’s president and chief executive officer, said. “In our most recent annual corporate sustainability report, we summarise another year in our journey of being a responsible steward for all of our stakeholders. We remain committed to being customer champions, people centred, and efficiency focused as we serve our corporate purpose of providing trusted and connectivity-rich data communities that power our customers’ digital transformations toward a more collaborative world.”

As part of those objectives, CoreSite’s 2020 accomplishments include –

  • maintaining fully operational data centres throughout the pandemic with safety protections for our essential staff and customers at all sites,
  • achieving “seven 9s” of power and cooling uptime across its platform of data center facilities, more than ninety percent of which operated at 100% uptime,
  • Implementing new customer deployments “on time” 96.0% of the time at an average satisfaction rating of 4.58 out of 5.00, and
  • decreasing its energy intensity per million dollars of revenue and maintaining carbon intensity per net rentable square foot compared to 2019, while expanding its operational footprint.

CoreSite continues to shape its culture by empowering its employees and valuing their diversity and leadership, ultimately driving the Company’s success and that of its stakeholders. Key metrics for 2020 include –

  • increasing the participation in its employee engagement survey by 8% compared to 2019,
  • decreasing voluntary attrition to 9.0% from 10.8% in 2019, well below the U.S average of 14.0%, and
  • being recognized as one of the top places to work in the Bay Area in 2020 and at its Denver headquarters in 2021.

Communities – Ecosystems of customers who work seamlessly with each other

CoreSite strives to enhance its strong data center ecosystems to provide its community of customers with agile collaborative opportunities in their IT journeys while engaging with its local communities. Highlights from CoreSite’s community involvement in 2020 include –

  • providing 305.5 hours of volunteer service by its headquarters employees despite COVID-19 related limitations,
  • providing $56,000 worth of volunteer hours to Brother’s Redevelopment Paint-A-Thon recipients over the last eight years, and
  • matching employee contributions to community organizations resulting in $305,000 in total donations to benefit the communities in CoreSite’s eight markets, of which $58,000 were contributed to 15 COVID-19 relief funds.

“2020 proved to be challenging for the entire world. I’m proud of, and grateful to, our team for rising to the challenge by keeping themselves and customers safe, overcoming obstacles with diligence and agility, helping alleviate stress in local communities, and continuing to build campus platforms that advance our company’s purpose and strategy,” Szurek stated.

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