On this Earth Day, we’d like to reflect on advances we’ve made in reducing our environmental footprint for our customers, corporation and communities to help make this a better world for everyone.
We join forces with partners across industries and share best practices. We get and give advice on how to do things better. It’s a striking, refreshing and motivating dynamic in the normally intensely competitive business arena, and it’s not just us. All around the corporate world, big names and up-and-comers alike are learning about sustainability from each other.
Our corporate sustainability program is just three years old, but it’s quickly become critical to the Equinix business. We’ve learned that it’s also good for business. This year’s report has the theme “Connecting with Purpose,” and it offers a window into how we do that inside our global data centers and with the people and places around us.
Equinix is one of 140 companies across the U.S. that have signed the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge.
Equinix will purchase power from two wind farms in a monumental step toward our goal of powering our entire global data center platform with clean, renewable energy.
Solar energy will power all 11 of Equinix’s California data centers, plus our Silicon Valley headquarters, as part of our new deal to buy electricity from a solar farm being developed near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Today, Equinix gets about 30% of our global energy from clean, renewable sources. The Bloom Energy fuel cell project keeps the percentage ticking upward as we head to 100%.
Equinix’s dedication to protecting, connecting and powering the digital economy has helped us extend our data center footprint to over 33 markets on five continents. There’s no doubt this growth requires us to use significant energy resources, but it also puts us in position to drive change within our industry.