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Our sustainability objectives

Category

Objective

2021 highlights

UN SDG alignment

Carbon emissions 

Reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions 68% per square foot and Scope 3 emissions from purchased goods and services and fuel- and energy-related activities 24% per square foot by 2030 (against 2018 baseline).

Reduced Scope 1 and 2 emission intensity 42% from baseline and Scope 3 emissions 11% from baseline

climate action

Carbon emissions

Achieve carbon neutrality (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) for France data center portfolio from 2020-2030.

Achieved carbon neutrality for 2021

climate action

Carbon emissions

Achieve carbon neutrality for EU data center portfolio in 2030 (EU Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact).

In progress

climate action

Renewable energy

Long-term goal of making 100% renewable energy available to customers.

64% renewable energy inclusive of utility supply. 100% renewable coverage achieved for U.S. colocation and European portfolios.

 

clean energy

Green buildings

Expand adoption of sustainably aligned (green) lease provisions in new customer contracts.

31% of net-new eligible contracts by square feet adopted green lease provisions since 2017.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Green buildings

Achieve LEED Silver or country-specific equivalent certification for major new construction and redevelopment projects.

Six certifications completed in 2021: two LEED-Silver, two BREEAM-Excellent, two CASBEE (B+ and A).

Cities and communities

Energy efficiency

Benchmark 100% of properties in Energy Star Portfolio Manager; pursue certification for eligible properties.

100% of properties benchmarked in 2021. Certified 34 properties encompassing 756 MW IT capacity in 2021 (21% increase from 2020).

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Energy efficiency

Colocation PUE reduction goal of 10% by 2022 (against 2017 baseline).

Exceeded target; achieved a 16% reduction.

climate action

Energy efficiency 

Interxion PUE reduction goal of 7% by 2021 (against 2020 baseline).

Exceeded target; achieved 10% reduction.

climate action

Management

Achieve 100% ISO management certification retention and improve total number of certifications.

Achieved 100% certification retention and increased number of ISO certifications 7%.

Cities and communities

Resilience

Place in the top 25% (offices/data centers category) based on risk reduction score from insurance risk providers.

73% of insured sites with risk reduction scores placed in the upper 25%*.

Cities and communities

Resilience

Receive Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for all sites.

66% of insured sites received HPR status*.

Cities and communities

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