Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility

Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality

Our climate change strategy towards a net-zero economy strengthens our company’s resilience, while minimizing our impact on the environment

Our Approach

As part of our environmental responsibility strategy and in line with our commitment to measuring our global impact and implementing mitigation actions, through energy reduction and emissions’ avoidance initiatives, we set internal targets to improve energy efficiency, increase renewable energy use, reduce emissions and invest in offset projects for the carbon emissions we cannot reduce or replace.

Climate Change Strategy

In 2020, we incorporated the TCFD Recommendations into our ESG strategy, in order to ensure business decisions and strengthen our company’s resilience, while minimizing our impact on the environment. We identified three key areas to drive our climate change strategy towards a net – zero economy: Renewable Energy, Strategic Planning of the Data Centers and Eco – Efficiency. Our goal is to reduce the intensity of our energy use, in order to reduce GHG emissions and increase the use of renewable energy, in order to avoid GHG emissions, in all operations, including offices, owned and collocated Data Centers and Cloud.

2020 Highlights

Renewable Energy

4.2%

Annual sourcing of renewable energy in our offices

100%

Renewable energy use at our collocated Data Centers in Europe

59%

Renewable energy use at our collocated Data Centers worldwide

Eco – Efficiency

1.5

Average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio in our collocated Data Centers

13%

Reduction of Scope 2 GHG emissions per capita in all ISO14001 certified locations (2018: baseline)

18.2%

Reduction in energy consumption per capita (2019: baseline)


Targets

2025

80%

Annual sourcing of renewable energy (RES), including offices, owned and collocated Data Centers and Cloud

25.2%

Reduction of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (2019: baseline)

12.1%

Reduction of per capita Scope 3 GHG emissions (2019: baseline)

2030

100%

Annual sourcing of renewable energy (RES), including offices, owned and collocated Data Centers and Cloud

46.2%

Reduction of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (2019: baseline)

22.2%

Reduction of per capita Scope 3 GHG emissions (2019: baseline)