Environment, Social and Governance
At CloudHQ we believe the only way to deliver lasting value is by delivering sustainable outcomes in a way that benefits everybody. That is why we are committed to a responsible and caring approach to development, playing our part in delivering a shared and prosperous future.
Our commitments in each of these areas are clear:
We achieve our environmental goals by partnering closely with our customers and suppliers, and by developing world-class facilities in locations chosen for a lasting and positive impact.
We achieve our social goals by engaging with those around us. We apply our global standards to ensure that we act responsibly wherever we operate to ensure that the communities around us flourish.
We achieve all of this through diligent governance, ensuring that all of our ventures are transparent, equitable and governed by the highest legal standards.
CloudHQ recognizes that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy. We focus our efforts where there is the most scope for positive impact, delivering meaningful improvements in each of our six key objectives, across each of our business’ activities.
These objectives, our targets, and examples of our recent work are as follows:
Climate Change Mitigation
By targeting significant reductions in construction emissions and focusing on operational efficiency, CloudHQ is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040. Through an ambitious commitment to renewable energy availability, we help ensure that our customers can meet their climate-neutral commitments in our facilities.
Learn More: First Steps to Carbon Neutral in Paris
Climate Change Adaptation
We take the role of enabling climate change resilience seriously by selecting campuses and operating data centers in a way that actively mitigates against flooding, wildfires, drought, high temperature events, and other effects of climate change.
Learn More: Resilience in Action
Sustainable Use and Protection of Water Resources
We understand the extreme importance of protecting the water resources on and around our campuses and treat the usage of water with utmost sensitivity. Our campuses maintain the highest standards of protection for water by minimizing its use as much as possible, including avoiding irrigation and only using water for heat rejection under specific and sustainable circumstances.
Learn More: Water is Precious
CloudHQ is committed to the use of the best available technology for the prevention and control of all forms of airborne and waterborne pollution from our campuses. This includes the way our campuses use, handle, and store water and chemicals as well as the emission of combustion products and refrigerants from our data centers.
We are always looking at innovative ways to operate cleaner and safer, including delivering safe and reliable power using HVO biodiesel wherever it is reliably available, and adopting the latest, safest, and cleanest refrigerants.
Learn More: A New Life in Milan
Pollution Prevention and Control
We are committed to the use of the best available technology and materials for the prevention and control of all forms of air and water borne pollution from our campuses, including the use of the safest and cleanest refrigerants to using HVO biodiesel when reliably available.
Learn More: Protecting Aquifers in Germany
Biodiversity and Ecosystems
We believe in the importance of natural and eco-systems and are proud to target net biodiversity gain on all of our new campuses, enhancing the prosperity of the world around us.
Learn More: Planting a Forest
CloudHQ is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and social good. Our people are the most valuable asset we have, and our ability to contribute cohesively to the communities in which we operate is fundamental to our long-term success.
We believe that the collective sum of our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, individual talents and self-expression represent a significant part of our cultural wealth and the achievements of the societies in which we participate. Above all, we seek to encourage:
We embrace differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that contribute to our uniqueness. Wherever we work, we engage with the communities around us to understand their priorities, and to ensure that our operations have a positive impact. This includes prioritizing the environmental and social priorities of the local community and region, and working to help meet their needs.
CloudHQ’s initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; construction; development; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender, diversity and social equity.
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