Equinix, the digital infrastructure company, announced it has been awarded the DPP Committed to Sustainability mark. The accreditation is part of the DPP’s Committed to Sustainability program, which offers a practical tool to assess content and digital media (CDM) organizations and suppliers against key environmental measures and impacts. The program also recognizes commitment to continuous improvement in environmental sustainability practices.
Equinix scored five out of five—the highest rating—on its first response to the DPP’s Committed to Sustainability survey. On average, participating companies receive scores of two out of five.
To achieve the top rating, Equinix was assessed against a set of key environmental measures, and was required to demonstrate its commitment to, and progress against, energy use, waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-related key performance indicators, as well as its efforts to green the CDM industry. This achievement highlights Equinix’s role in driving sustainability to create long-term shared value for its stakeholders including investors, customers, communities and employees.
Sustainability continues to be a priority for Equinix’s customers and value chain. Findings from Equinix’s 2019-20 Global Tech Trends Survey—which gathered insights from over 2,450 global IT decision-makers—highlighted how sustainability and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)-related issues are affecting business-critical decision-making when it comes to IT infrastructure. Indeed, 45% of all respondents reported that their customers want them to demonstrate their digital infrastructure is sustainable, while 42% said the sustainability of their own suppliers has a direct impact on their buying decisions.
Enterprises are increasingly accelerating their digital transformation programs to reduce their own environmental impact, while addressing growing digital demands. This shift is leading to increased cloud adoption, supported by Equinix Fabric™. The interconnection service offers virtual connections to some of the world’s largest cloud providers via Platform Equinix®. CDM companies such as Red Bee Media—a sponsor of the DPP’s Committed to Sustainability program—use Platform Equinix to directly and securely connect in real-time with multiple cloud service providers to deliver high-quality, innovative services, locally and worldwide.
Through its global platform, Equinix supports enterprises across several vertical markets—including content and digital media providers, financial services, transportation, healthcare and retail—to adapt to change and leverage digital ecosystems to meet sustainability requirements. Customers can attest to their renewable energy coverage within Equinix data centers by referencing customized Equinix Green Power Reports.