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Evolution Data Centres reveals target of 20 tonnes of CO2 per GWh

By Jessie Chiang
Tue 14 Jun 2022

Evolution Data Centres (EvoDC) has launched their new Sustainable Data Centre Charter, which includes targets like only 20 tonnes of carbon emissions per GWh by 2030.

The company says that's compared to a staggering 1263 tonnes of CO2/GWh (used in IT load) if no decarbonisation measures are taken.

EvoDC says it will measure its entire operations against the new set of sustainability standards, aiming to minimise carbon intensity and limit water usage as the company develops in Asia.

To meet this goal, the company has partnered with ENGIE Impact, a leader in sustainability transformation solutions, to ensure independent verification of its environmental commitment.

EvoDC says transparency is critical, and its performance will be made available for an independent assessment to track EvoDC's progress and performance in five key areas: carbon emissions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, as well as water and waste management.

EvoDC chief executive Darren Webb says he's delighted to announce the new sustainability charter.

"This demonstrates our long-term commitment to sustainability and will ensure that we consider the environmental impact of every aspect of our data centre development and operation," he says.

"We have deliberately set ourselves ambitious targets and will be held to account by the annual publication of our performance."

ENGIE managing director for APAC Malavika Jain Bambawale says in order to stay within the world's carbon budget to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, large energy consumers such as data centres must transition to low carbon technologies successfully.

"We are pleased to support EvoDC with their sustainability charter which sets out a clear decarbonisation roadmap for implementation across markets," she says.

Evolution Data Centres has its headquarters in Singapore and was founded in 2021 with the strategic vision to become the next-generation, leading pan-Asian data centre platform, delivering digital infrastructure reliably and sustainably into high-growth markets.

The company says it delivers high-performance colocation designed for hyperscale and engineered for the cloud. EvoDC says its exclusive focus on emerging markets in our target region allows us to find and develop data centres in challenging locations more efficiently than traditional operators.

ENGIE Impact delivers sustainability solutions and services to corporations, cities and governments across the globe. ENGIE Impact says it brings together a wide range of strategic and technical capabilities to provide a comprehensive offer to support clients in tackling their complex sustainability challenges from strategy to execution. 

ENGIE Impact has 23 offices worldwide and headquarters in New York City. It has a portfolio of 1,000+ clients, including 60% of the Fortune 10 Companies, across more than 1,000,000 sites.

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