Climate pledge outlines plan to reduce company impact on global climate change

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) said it has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining more than 140 companies from across the American economy that are standing with the Obama Administration to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to this week´s COP21 Paris climate negotiations.

Launched earlier this year, the American Act on Climate Pledge is a commitment from hundreds of private companies, local governments, and foundations who have stepped up to increase energy efficiency, boost low-carbon investing, and make solar energy more accessible. Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy will produce multiple benefits with regard to sustainable economic growth, public health, resilience to natural disasters, and the health of the global environment.

To demonstrate Equinix´s commitment to reducing our impact on global climate change, the company said it pledges to:

“Continue our efforts towards operating our portfolio of data centers using 100 percent clean and renewable energy;
Be transparent in our reporting of our environmental impacts through respected agencies;
“Design, build, and operate efficiently in order to reduce our consumption of all resources, including electricity, water, natural gas, diesel, and refrigerants;
“Increase our investment in upgrades, retrofits, and replacements of old or inefficient equipment to enable demand savings and additional reductions in our carbon footprint;
Build to a minimum of USGBC LEED Silver Standards (or regional equivalents) globally (23 currently);
“Track our performance using US Energy Star for Data Centers (or regional equivalents) and strive for facility certification (6 US recertifications for 2015 currently);
“Play an active role in the greening of our industry by promoting the use of innovative, clean and renewable technologies through collaboration and advocacy with our customers, peers, utility providers, and other interested parties.

Equinix connects the world´s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers.