European Green Deal
Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent and thus a global pioneer in terms of climate protection – an endeavor that lies at the heart of the Green Deal presented by the European Union in 2019. The aim is to implement the EU’s climate protection targets by 2050.
Create a Head Start
The European Green Deal combines economic, environmental, and social aspects (ESG criteria), where Measures have been developed to decarbonize many sectors of the economy from energy, industry, trade, and finance, to agriculture, forestry, and transportation.
We are in regular close exchange with the European Commission and, the Directorates General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG-CNECT) as well as Competition (DC-COMP), advocating for the use of sustainable concepts and solutions in the Data Center and IT infrastructure ecosystem. Moreover, we are ahead of the curve: our climate-neutral Data Centers have already received numerous awards and government subsidies for their innovative approaches.
Green IT infrastructure for a climate-neutral Europe
The global volume of data is growing exponentially. According to the European Commission, Data Centers in the EU are currently responsible for 2.7% of the EU'’s electricity requirements, and the trend continues to rise By 2030, it’s estimated that this figure will rise to 3.2%. For this reason, the European Green Deal’s Digital Strategy established the need for climate-neutral, highly efficient, and sustainable Data Centers.
How do these decisions affect the construction, operation, or upgrade of your Data Center?
We have made it our mission to make a decisive contribution to ensuring that Data Centers are an integral part of Europe’s sustainable future and that the goal of being climate-neutral by 2030 can be achieved.
EU Climate Targets
Climate Reporting Criteria
With the taxonomy, the European Union has introduced a classification scheme to define in a binding way which economic activities are classified as environmentally sustainable. The activities identified are also intended to be strengthened with targeted investments and climate-related data from market participants made transparent to third parties.
Climate protection and sustainability are becoming decisive criteria in corporate reports and statements, as well as in the financing of projects or the entire company. Stakeholders from customers to regulators are demanding it, and we cannot continue to minimize the importance of sustainability throughout the Data Center and IT infrastructure ecosystem.
From 2022, the first reporting year, at least three parameters must be reported in the non-financial reporting for the respective economic activity (Art. 8 Para. 2 of the EU Taxonomy Regulation):
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