The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is an initiative that provides scientifically based goals for companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These targets are in line with what climate science deems necessary to limit global warming to well below 2°C or to 1.5°C, as set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. Companies of all sizes and sectors can join the SBTi. LCL is also part of this initiative and will strive to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its data centers. In this way, we contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5°C and reducing the impact of climate change.

For data centers, a scientific approach to CO2 emissions can be useful in several ways:

  • By measuring and analyzing CO2 emissions, policymakers and other stakeholders can gain insight into what the CO2 emissions of the data center look like and how they can be reduced.
  • With a scientific approach, a data center can set scientifically based goals to take targeted steps and monitor and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • By measuring and analyzing CO2 emissions, a data center can also improve its performance.
  • Finally, a scientific approach provides more transparency. By scientifically measuring and reporting CO2 emissions, a data center can demonstrate how it manages its environmental impact and the progress it makes in reducing emissions. This can help increase stakeholder trust and improve the image of the data center.

Learn more about LCLs journey, as the first Belgian data center company to join SBTi here.