QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions announced that it has joined RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.
Led by The Climate Group, in partnership with CDP, RE100's purpose is to accelerate change towards zero carbon grids, at global scale. The initiative works to increase corporate demand for – and in turn supply of – renewable energy. To join RE100, companies must set a public goal to source 100% of its global electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2050 and disclose electricity data annually.
QTS publicly committed to procure 100% of power from renewable energy sources by 2025 in its recently published 2018 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiatives Report - a first for the Company and one of the first in the data center industry.
Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group, said: "We are pleased to welcome QTS to RE100. With its Chicago, Piscataway and Irving data centers already running on 100% renewable electricity, and others in the works, QTS is demonstrating a focus on sustainable energy resources is good for business and leading the industry to a clean energy future."
Other highlights from QTS' sustainable initiatives:
"For QTS, renewable energy is a very important part of our larger sustainability strategy documented in our recently published ESG Report," said Travis Wright, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, QTS. "As one of the largest data center services providers, we are committed to lead the industry in minimizing carbon footprint, water reclamation, recycling and a variety of other important clean energy initiatives."