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INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Green Technology

Equinix earns DPP Committed to Sustainability mark

Equinix receives highest rating in content and digital media industry assessment focused on key environmental measures .

Equinix 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 . 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 .
Jennifer Ruch , Director of Sustainability and ESG , Equinix , said : “ At Equinix , we believe we have the responsibility to protect our collective future . This is why we continually seek opportunities with likeminded organizations to advance our global sustainability goals across the areas of energy , renewable energy and design and operational innovation . Achieving the DPP ’ s
Committed to Sustainability mark is a result of these efforts , as our data centers help enable the world ’ s leading businesses to reach their own sustainability goals .”
Mark Harrison , CEO , DPP , said : “ We ’ re delighted that Equinix has joined an increasing number of companies that are demonstrating their fantastic commitment to building an environmentally sustainable media industry . Achieving a five out of five score makes them a role model for our industry , helping us all to drive towards continuous improvement and good practice .” p
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