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Aruba & CyrusOne announce compliance with CNDCP

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CyrusOne and Aruba have both announced that they have successfully audited operational data centres in compliance with the terms of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact (CNDCP).

The CNDCP sets strict targets for environmental and sustainability performance, covering energy efficiency, use of green power, water use, recycling and reuse of waste heat, with the aim of ensuring data centres are climate neutral by 2030.

The CNDCP has developed a detailed Auditing Framework to test compliance with its sustainability guidance, which was shared with the European Commission at the end of 2022. It is now available for any independent auditing firms to use with their customers.

The audits undertaken at the Aruba and CyrusOne data centres were conducted by Bureau Veritas.

Michael Winterson, Chairman of EUDCA and CNDCP Monitoring and Reporting Group Lead, said, “When we established the CNDCP we agreed with the European Commission that the progress would be audited on a regular basis. As these first audits come in we’re proud to show that this is a sector that delivers on its commitments.”

Matt Pullen, EVP and MD Europe, CyrusOne and Chairman of the CNDCP Board, added, “We are delighted that CyrusOne has been able to use the Audit Framework to demonstrate that we are on-track to meet the targets established under the Pact and the directives of EU Taxonomy. Not only is this critical to manage our own progress, but it establishes a clear benchmark of real action for our sector and beyond.”

Fabrizio Garrone, Enterprise Solution Director, Aruba, also said; “Climate neutrality is an essential and non-negotiable objective. Auditing ourselves against the Pact requirements proves that we have the processes and measures in place to make it happen by 2030.”

All signatories to the CNDCP are required to audit their compliance to its goals using data from 1 January to 31 December following the first anniversary of their signing. The auditing process ensures that signatories provide independent verification of compliance with their commitment to make data centres climate neutral by 2030.

“The data centre industry is under increasing scrutiny. These verified, independent audits prove that our signatories are leading the charge to climate neutrality,” said Francisco Mingorance, Secretary General of CISPE, Co-founder of the Pact with EUDCA,

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