In alignment with the European Green Deal, 25 cloud providers and data centers, including LCL Data Centers, have signed the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact (CNDCP). This pact has taken a Self Regulatory Initiative, in collaboration with the European Commission. It supports both the European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and the European Data Strategy, which aims to make data centers in the EU climate-neutral by 2030.
LCL is therefore committed on its own initiative, together with the other signatories, to this Pact, to be climate neutral by 2030, and this will cover its four data centers.
Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal: “Citizens across Europe use ever more technology to go about their daily lives and want this technology, also to help secure a sustainable future for people and planet. Today’s pledge from important parts of the data industry constitutes a promise to society and offers a welcome first step towards achieving our common ambitions for a smart and sustainable future.”
The intended climate neutrality has been translated into ambitious, measurable goals:
Prove energy efficiency with measurable targets;
Purchase 100% carbon-free energy;
Prioritise water conservation;
Reuse and repair servers;
Look for ways to recycle heat.
“As a member of the European Data Centre Association, LCL Data Centers resolutely opts for #sustainability. Climate is an important factor in our life. It is the social responsibility of all companies to strive for climate neutrality. More specifically for our data centers, we will introduce additional new technologies to further increase #energyefficiency, and invest even more in green power to achieve the @EU #GreenDeal targets,” says Laurens van Reijen, Managing Director of LCL Data Centers.