December 19, 2011
Equinix Becomes First Data Center Provider to Achieve ISO 50001 Certification in Europe
LONDON – December 19th, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, has announced that all nine of its data centers in the UK and the Netherlands have achieved both ISO 14001(environmental management) and ISO 50001 (energy management) certifications from leading assurance provider, LRQA. Leading the way in environmental standards, Equinix is now the first data center provider in Europe to achieve ISO 50001 accreditation, emphasizing the company’s firm commitment to continuous improvements in both energy efficiency and environmental management.
Launched this year, the ISO 50001:2011 standard is intended to provide organizations with a recognized framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices. The ISO 14001:2004 is intended to provide organizations with the elements of an effective environmental management system that can help them achieve environmental and economic goals.
Certification to these standards demonstrates that Equinix has put in place systematic energy and environmental management processes to continually improve its environmental performance. The new certifications are a key element in Equinix’s ongoing international standards program which is designed to ensure that the company’s data centers meet the most demanding customer requirements in the industry.
Ken Roberts, LRQA Account Manager says, “Equinix is leading the way in the data center sector in meeting the most rigorous standards for energy and environmental management. Facilities like data centers usually require a lot of energy to run and so it is really beneficial for the sector to see companies like Equinix working hard to ensure they are playing a part in improving energy efficiency.”
“At Equinix we understand that the health of our business is closely linked to the health of the environment it operates in. That’s one reason why the company is committed to building and maintaining the most sustainable data centers it can,” says Dick Theunissen, chief marketing officer for Equinix in EMEA. “It’s also important to our customers that their data center provider is implementing best practices to reduce its environmental footprint and to meet stringent European regulations in this area. By working with a data center provider which provides energy and environmental best practices in a framework of continuous improvement, customers will be able to achieve their energy efficiency and environmental objectives in the data center now and in the future.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 680 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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