Environment

Our planet is facing critical challenges such as climate change, natural disasters and other environmental risks. Organizations, people and communities are coming together and connecting with purpose, collectively accomplishing more than what just one company can do. We are committed to protecting our environment and reaching aggressive targets for renewable energy sourcing.

Our Commitments

At Equinix, operating responsibly has always been a key part of everything we do. We strive to be good stewards of the environment and all the resources we consume, while also helping our customers operate more sustainably. After all, what we do in our data centers directly impacts our customers’ abilities to maintain green digital supply chains.

“With REBA, we are bringing the buying power of large energy consumers together to change markets. Equinix was one of our earliest members and the first in their industry to publicly commit to a 100% renewable energy goal. Equinix has gone beyond their own footprint to serve as true leaders in the clean energy buyer community, and their expertise is helping us move the needle to a cleaner, more affordable, zero-carbon energy future.”

– Miranda Ballentine, REBA CEO April 2019

Energy and Renewables

In April of 2015, Equinix set a long-term goal to use 100% clean and renewable energy for our global data center platform. Since 2015, we’ve made significant progress toward our goal.

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Carbon Reduction

Our efforts to reduce energy usage and increase renewable energy purchasing result in significant carbon reductions.

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Innovation & Building Green Data Centers

At Equinix we are committed to the responsible management of all resources. Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are part of everything we do, whether we’re building new data centers or upgrading existing facilities.

Healthy & Sustainable Offices

Many of our teams across the globe are working to advance our sustainability mission, including many office initiatives throughout the world.

Key Environment Metrics

5,154GWH

Global Electricity Consumption

92%

Renewables

4,726GWH

Renewable Energy Purchased

>160/190

Renewable-covered data centers

46,700

mtCO2e

Direct carbon footprint

224,000

mtCO2e

Indirect Market-based carbon footprint

1,916,400

mtCO2e

Indirect Location-based carbon footprint

Yes

External Assurance of Energy and GHG Data
ISO 14064-3