Our Sustainability Approach

We believe in a future of possibility. One where the planet is healthy, global communities
thrive and every business leads with integrity. We imagine what could be in all that we do,
then ask, “What can we do to make our vision reality?”.

At Equinix, we dream, then do.

Future First: How We Implement Our Total Commitment to Sustainability

Equinix does not shy away from challenges—we do what is right, not just what is easy. We are the leading stewards of digital infrastructure, setting high standards for our industry and communicating our progress with full transparency.

We have reflected deeply on what it means to be the leader in our sector as digital infrastructure becomes ever more central to the modern world. To realize the full potential of the digital economy, we must possess an equally ambitious commitment to sustainability across a broad sweep of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Our Environmental Challenge

Environmental sustainability is a fundamental requirement for our operations. This means addressing all aspects of our footprint, including climate impact, water usage, circularity, land utilization, biodiversity, operational efficiency and innovative building and design.

Our climate impact reduction strategy already mitigates 96% of our electricity usage with renewable power purchase agreements and energy attribution certificates. We will continue to ramp up our renewables coverage and uncompromising pursuit of energy efficiency to meet our 2030 climate targets. Our ambition is to stand as the industry’s leading energy steward, benefiting from the world’s most energy-efficient portfolio of data centers.

Our Social Opportunity

Equinix plays a vital role in society, empowering connection and enabling innovations that enrich our work, lives and communities. We are a force for social good as we prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion; cultivate a people-centered culture, and invest to close the digital divide. We strive to be the company that customers actively choose to do business with, communities are eager to partner with, and where team members feel empowered to do the best work of their lives to create a better tomorrow.

Our strength lies in The Magic of Equinix: our culture and values statement that defines how we treat one another internally and how we behave externally. We proactively address representation disparities and create opportunities for everyone to thrive at Equinix. Our vision is to be an organization that mirrors the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Our community engagement and investment centers on nurturing the upcoming generation of science and technology enthusiasts.


Maintaining the trust of our stakeholders is paramount to our success and longevity as a global leader in digital infrastructure. We have a clear expectation of integrity and ethics to which every member of our company is held accountable. Our approach to governance provides the framework for all our operations and external engagements.

Stewardship of cybersecurity and data privacy is also fundamental to maintaining trust in Equinix. We manage cybersecurity at the highest level, with our Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee receiving a quarterly briefing on the topic.

Key Commitments



DO what it takes to protect the planet
  • Driving emissions reductions across our global operations and value chain to achieve our science based targets.
  • Scaling renewable energy purchasing to reach 100% renewable by 2030.
  • Designing the sustainable data center of the future and investing in innovation.


DO More each day to unleash potential
  • Building a diverse and inclusive culture where every employee can say “I’m safe, I belong and I matter”.
  • Supporting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of all employees.
  • Connecting the communities we inhabit to the opportunities of a digital world.


DO what’s right to lead the way
  • Promoting global responsibility through unwavering values and ethical practices.
  • Forging partnerships to advocate for innovation and action.
  • Integrating sustainability and transparency throughout our business.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

To accelerate our collective progress on the world’s most important social and environmental challenges, Equinix’s Future First approach focuses on the nine United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are most aligned with our business and where we believe we have the greatest opportunity to make an impact.

Awards and Recognition

Our renewable energy procurement, sustainable innovations and commitment to diversity, inclusion
and belonging have been recognized by industry and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.

CDP Supplier Engagement Leader 2023
Ecovadis 2023 Sliver Sustainability Rating
Just - America's Most Companies
Global Alliance Inclusion Index Winner Logo
Military Friendly Employer 2023
EPA Green Power Partnership
CDP - A List 2023 Climate