Vantage Data Centres announced that the company will achieve net-zero carbon emissions globally by 2030. This marks a significant step for the company in its long-time efforts to continually increase efficiencies and reduce environmental impacts at its hyperscale data centre campuses worldwide.
With this commitment to net-zero carbon emissions, the company will not only actively work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but will also invest in technologies and projects that remove carbon from the atmosphere. Their goal specifically targets reductions for emissions that the company directly controls, Scope 1 and 2 emissions, as well as reductions that it can guide or influence throughout its supply chain. They are creating interim reduction targets that are in alignment with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) methodology, which defines and promotes emissions reduction in line with climate science.
“As major consumers of power and land, data centre operators have an undeniable responsibility to aggressively reduce emissions and lessen environmental impacts wherever possible. This is why we have set our target at net zero rather than carbon neutral,” Justin Thomas, chief technology officer at Vantage Data Centres, said. “Our goal is to be a sustainability leader, and we are setting interim reduction goals that touch every part of our business.”
The company will continue to prioritise partnerships and projects that directly benefit the environment and communities in which the company operates. They will be focusing on four key areas, emissions reduction, renewable energy, supply chain and carbon offsets.