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Equinix earns DPP Committed to Sustainability mark

Equinix earns DPP Committed to Sustainability mark

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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 like-minded 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.”

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