ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, a leading data center service provider headquartered in Singapore, has published its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, providing a comprehensive overview of the Group’s approach across three key pillars including Decarbonisation and Ethical & Responsible Operations.
“As an enabler of digital infrastructure across our global operations, we know that climate change has only further underscored the need to optimise our energy efficiency, source our energy responsibly and minimise our resource usage,” said Bruno Lopez, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. With our inaugural ESG report, we reaffirm our commitments to providing reliable, resilient, and responsible digital infrastructure across all our existing data center platforms, even as we expand to new geographies.”
STT GDC has also recently participated in the inaugural auction of a portfolio of high-quality carbon credits hosted by the Climate Impact Exchange (CIX) in Singapore. Through the auction, it has successfully secured 25,000 tons of carbon credits that will offset approximately 15% of the company’s emissions in Singapore.
“Climate issues are a rising concern for many businesses and consumers. As Singapore pushes the envelope on sustainable development, it is imperative for the ecosystem to come together to make a collective impact and bring positive change. Sustainability has always been a core priority for our business, and we have pledged to be carbon-neutral in our data centre operations by 2030. The CIX Alpha Auction represents an exciting opportunity for us to make a difference as part of our overall global ESG strategy and we are excited to join forces with other like-minded organisations to strengthen the marketplace and spearhead lasting change for future generations,” said Lopez.
As part of the report, the company has pledged to transition its data center operations to be net carbon-neutral by 2030. In Singapore, they have installed a 2,000 m2 rooftop solar photovoltaic system at their latest data center, STT Loyang. In addition, the company has signed additional renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) to increase renewable energy penetration from 32% to 51% across its India business. In the UK, the company subsidiary Virtus Data Centres has renewed and expanded contracts to procure 100% renewable energy.
The report also highlights the company’s commitment that all newly constructed buildings will be LEED Gold certified as a minimum standard. In Thailand, they built the first LEED Gold data center whereas and in Singapore, they achieved both LEED Gold and BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum certifications for their STT Loyang data center.
The report also cites water usage efficiency programmes including the non-chemical treatment of the cooling tower at its STT Tai Seng data center in Singapore, and a unique reverse osmosis plant in Chennai.