Global Initiative Unites Digital Infrastructure Leaders in Historic Climate Agreement
Dallas, TX – May 30, 2022 – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announced today it has become a founding member of the historic Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Climate Accord, a groundbreaking agreement among key industry players to address climate change.
The iMasons Climate Accord (ICA) brings together over 70 companies including, DataBank, AWS, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and dozens of other key global companies, to accelerate the digital infrastructure industry’s journey to carbon neutrality. Members of the accord pledge to promote global carbon accounting of digital infrastructure. This heightened level of transparency is meant to simplify ESG performance reporting, a growing priority for corporations and investors.
“We are honored to be a part of this important initiative,” said Raul K. Martynek, Chief Executive Officer, DataBank. “When it comes to accommodating the growing demand for data-driven computing while minimizing the effects of climate change, we’re all in this together. It’s amazing to see these key players in the data center industry coming together to play a proactive role in shaping the best possible future.”
The ICA is the first agreement of its kind in the industry and is designed to make sustainable data center design, construction, and operation choices more transparent, effective, and cost-efficient, reducing the obstacles to adopting sustainable practices.
“This accord represents an unprecedented collaboration between leading digital infrastructure companies to accelerate our journey to carbon neutrality,” said Dean Nelson, Chairman and Founder of Infrastructure Masons. “We are combining forces to compound the efforts of these firms to make meaningful and sustained progress toward that goal.”
iMason’s vision for the ICA is to create an open standard of reporting carbon in data center materials and products, carbon intensity in power consumption, and a maturity model for reporting participant progress.
“It’s important for IT ecosystem partners to collaborate to enhance environmental responsibility,” said Martynek. “It is our responsibility as a collective industry to help sustain the earth for generations to come, and I believe that together, we can achieve net zero.”
The next step in the iMasons Climate Accord is to identify and establish an independent governing body to adopt or develop a standard methodology for measuring carbon in digital infrastructure and ensuring transparency.
DataBank facilities incorporate the latest modular designs and energy-efficient technologies available today and demonstrate the company’s commitment to building environmentally sustainable data center solutions.
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