"Sustainability is never ‘mission accomplished’ and it is not optional. Minimizing the impact of digitalization on our planet is at the heart of our purpose at DigiPlex. As CEO, it is fundamental to my role to ensure DigiPlex continues to lead the industry, helping our customers to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable planet." - Wiljar Nesse, DigiPlex CEO
At DigiPlex, our role is to ensure that the facilities we design, build and operate on behalf of our customers are at the cutting edge of environmental performance. We have been doing this for 20 years and have set the standard for sustainability in the sector. We intend to continue to lead and act as the role model for the industry to follow.
In our 2019 Sustainability Report we have outlined six objectives and a number of goals as part of a transparent reporting agenda that will help us to contribute to applicable UN SDG’s in the coming years. These objectives are:-
1. Net Negative Emissions
2. Fair Use of Energy
3. Supporting the Circular Economy
4. Increase Community Support
5. Impact our Customers’ Sustainability
6. Invest Further in Employee Wellbeing
Spreading the Word
Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond our operations. In 2016 our own research among CXOs in Nordic businesses found that sustainability was far down the list of data center selection criteria. From that moment we made sustainability the focus of our brand messaging with the goal of raising the issue at the highest levels.
Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact
In January 2021, DigiPlex, along with twenty-five companies and seventeen associations from across Europe, agreed to take specific steps to make data centres climate neutral by 2030. Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact commits European cloud and the data centre industry to an ambitious sustainability action.
Download our 2019 Sustainability Report for the complete picture of our environmental commitments.