Scala Data Centers reached net-zero carbon emissions in 2020/2021 in Brazil and achieved CarbonNeutral certification. This achievement made Scala Data Centers the first Latin American data center company to attain carbon neutrality.
Investments in sustainability projects
In addition to this, there are many investments of Scala that deliver several other sustainable development benefits to Brazil. Preventing deforestation in 105,000 hectares of rainforest and building sustainable economic livelihoods for communities in the northern region of Brazil, shifting to sustainable fuel at the Kitambar ceramics factory in Pernambuco are some examples of these developments.
Christiana Weisshuhn, Executive Director of Strategy and Marketing at Scala, said,
“Actions speak louder than promises, and our commitment to sustainability is evident through our dedication to supporting an array of different projects throughout Brazil. We want a better future for our employees, our customers, the communities in which we operate, and our society at large, and we are proud to be doing our part.”
While increasing energy efficiency and reducing water consumption, Scala is operating under 100% renewable energy since 2020 under long-term PPAs backed by renewable energy certificates (RECs).
Marcos Peigo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Scala said,
“We are setting a new standard for the data center industry by proving through tangible actions that it is possible to reconcile robust growth with investments based on sustainability. Scala delivers today what our global customers demand to be the standard for years to come, and Scala’s pioneering spirit in this area is a pillar of our business strategy. I am proud to lead a company that considers sustainability a top priority, and I hope Scala paves the way for other businesses to conduct themselves responsibly.”