Intelligent Data Centres Issue 35 - Page 57

WE HAVE DELIBERATELY CHOSEN THE MOST AMBITIOUS TARGET , BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE . therefore also help our customers to work more sustainably .”

LCL is committed to the most ambitious target of the SBTi : limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C

LCL Data centres has joined the Science Based Targets initiative ( SBTi ) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its data centres and thereby fight global warming .

LCL Data centres has embraced the SBTi ’ s most ambitious target . The data centres company , just like 694 other businesses worldwide , will strive to keep the average increase in global temperatures below 1.5 ° C . LCL Data centres thus becomes the first Belgian data centres company to join the SBTi and the 10th Belgian company to work towards the goal of keeping global warming below the threshold of 1.5 ° C .

The data centres specialist LCL has always attached great importance to sustainability and the environment . So it was only natural that LCL signed in January 2021 the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact ( CNDCP ), a selfregulatory initiative of the leading cloud infrastructure providers and data centres managers . The objective of this initiative is to help all data centres in Europe to become carbon neutral by 2030 , in support of the European Green Deal . infrastructure on our premises . Thanks to this new and ambitious stage , we

WE HAVE DELIBERATELY CHOSEN THE MOST AMBITIOUS TARGET , BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE . therefore also help our customers to work more sustainably .”

The objectives of the Science Based Targets initiative are established on a scientific basis and are aligned with what the most recent climate study considers crucial to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement – namely limiting global warming to well below 2 ° C or even 1.5 ° C .
Laurens van Reijen , Managing Director of LCL , added : “ Many large companies call on LCL to host their servers . This is a service that is often outsourced , because it ’ s a specialised activity that requires significant investment . As a provider of this service , we can clearly contribute to a more environmentally friendly future , while also helping our customers to reduce their CO 2 emissions , as this involves the consumption of their servers . We have deliberately chosen the most ambitious target , because we want to make a difference .” ◊
Today , LCL is aiming at an additional objective of limiting global warming to below 1.5 ° C under the SBTi . To do so , the company sought the help of a specialist consultancy firm to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from its data centres . Together they were able to define clear and achievable objectives .
“ We have always viewed sustainable development as essential ,” said Laurens van Reijen , Managing Director of LCL . “ Sustainable development is also about well-being at work – by creating a safe environment for everyone working at or visiting LCL – as well as studying ways to work more sustainably in all possible fields . These initiatives also benefit our customers , because they host their servers and telecommunications intelligent POWER AND COOLING www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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