As stakeholders demand more environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts, organizations must now demonstrate that they are resolute and hold strong ethical standards in order to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and tackle climate change.
What is Environmental Sustainability
There is a huge reformation taking place in data centers around the world today. More and more IT Departments, businesses, and society as a whole, are embracing the current perspective around sustainability in data centers. Environmental sustainability is responsibly integrating with the planet to maintain natural resources and not jeopardize the ability for future generations to meet their needs. To many countries and businesses alike, “sustainability” has become their new motto.
Increasingly, due to the size and scope of sustainability, companies and brands are turning to 3rd party vendors/partners—and to technology and innovation—to integrate sustainability and create meaningful change that’s good for business, society and the planet.
Accelerate Sustainability Efforts
While there are no technical drawings to show you how to create a sustainability program, many co-location data center providers have started to accelerate their sustainability efforts based on tenant requirements. The top 3 requirements allow you to:
- Attract ESG investing
- Be compliant with government regulations
- Increase the value of your business
Most socially responsible investors check out companies using ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria to screen investments. A material assessment can help an organization determine which environmental, social, and governance issues matter most to its stakeholders. Government bodies are also making carbon pledges around the world and formalizing plans by industry, including data centers.
Prioritize Environmental Sustainability
Environmental sustainability should be an integral part of your business model so you can improve on your brand’s reputation, reduce the total cost of ownership, retain good employees and increase your brand’s awareness, which will ultimately lead to an increase in business value.
Learn more about OceanTech can help you obtain sustainability in your data center.