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12 Dec 2022

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CyrusOne Hopes to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by the Year 2030

CyrusOne, a leading data center firm, has achieved the remarkable feat of bringing its carbon-neutral target date forward by ten years.

In addition, the company has announced plans to accelerate its pledge to become climate neutral by 2030, far ahead of its original 2040 commitment.

This incredible accomplishment demonstrates CyrusOne's commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.

Of course, it is a significant move forward in the industry's efforts to reduce its environmental impact and demonstrates CyrusOne's dedication to sustainability and long-term growth.

Among the measures that CyrusOne will take to accomplish this milestone include the following:

  • Improve the energy efficiency of its new and existing data centers
  • Procure renewable electricity at an accelerated rate
  • Explore zero-carbon backup generator alternatives

After being acquired by KKR this year, the company said its European operations are powered by renewable energy.

The Vice President of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability at CyrusOne, Kyle Myers, commented...“Our customers’ commitments to reduce their carbon footprints have inspired us to quicken our efforts.”

“It is becoming increasingly evident that our previous climate neutrality target by 2040 was ambitious for its time but is no longer ambitious enough. Therefore we not only plan to reach carbon neutrality by the end of this decade but to do so while decreasing our water consumption in vulnerable regions.”

As of 2030, AirTrunk and DigitalBridge will be carbon neutral. Other companies, like Amazon Web Services and NTT, will be carbon neutral by 2040.

By 2030, Digital Realty pledges to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions (direct and indirect emissions) by 68 percent and Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions in its value chain) by 24 percent. In addition, with a target of cutting emissions by 50 percent by 2030, Equinix will use all renewable energy in its facilities.

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