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Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact commits industry to ambitious sustainability action

Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact commits industry to ambitious sustainability action

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One year after the adoption of the European Green Deal, leading cloud infrastructure providers and data centre operators have created the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact. Twenty-five companies and 17 associations have agreed to a Self Regulatory Initiative to make data centres in Europe climate neutral by 2030. Companies joining the pact represent the most significant industry players in cloud infrastructure and data centres in Europe. This is a historic and unprecedented commitment by an industry to proactively lead the transition to a climate neutral economy.

Stefano Cecconi, Vice-President of CISPE and CEO of Aruba S.p.A., said: “Both the energy efficiency and local self-produced energy by using renewables are in line with Aruba’s view towards a sustainable future. In fact, through our very own photovoltaic solar panel systems and owned hydroelectric power plants, we’re already producing more green energy than what we actually need across our data centres. This enables a negative carbon footprint across all of our operations and allows us to support our activities and our customers’ ones with zero impact on the environment. By choosing Climate Neutral Data centres, everyone can actively contribute to the future of our planet.”

Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, said: “Today’s pledge from important parts of the data industry constitutes a promise to society and offers a welcome first step towards achieving our common ambitions for a smart and sustainable future.”

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