Vertiv has joined the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA) as a lead sponsor.
The partnership will initially focus on Europe, where Vertiv will support the SDIA in bringing together members of the critical infrastructure industry to reach sustainability goals.
One of Vertiv’s first priorities in the SDIA will centre around grid-interactive technologies, supporting the integration of critical infrastructure with energy grids.
Established in 2019, the SDIA has set out a ‘Roadmap to Sustainable Digital Infrastructure’ by 2030. It brings together a network of organisations across the globe with the aim of achieving a sustainable digital economy.
Vertiv’s SDIA membership follows the company’s participation in the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA), which it joined in 2018. Through this partnership, Vertiv is contributing to the development of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, an initiative that sets targets for the cloud and data centre industry to meet the European Commission’s goal of climate-neutral data centres by 2030, as well as the European Green Deal’s aim to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050.
Max Schulze, SDIA executive chairman, said, “Vertiv’s experience and expertise in the critical infrastructure sector, including data centres, is well established. Together we will continue to develop new concepts and technologies to make climate-neutral data centres and digital infrastructure a reality.”
Giordano Albertazzi, President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Vertiv, said of the partnership, “Achieving a successful transition to a sustainable and digital future will require the cooperation of a wide variety of stakeholders, including governments as well as organisations from across the energy and technology industries. Vertiv is proud to support a group such as the SDIA which can help bring together these contributors and align them towards the common goal of developing a sustainable digital economy.”