QTS Realty Trust has been named the Most Sustainable Company in the Data Center Industry by World Finance Magazine, announced on Thursday. The award will be formally announced in the magazine's Winter 2020 issue and at an awards ceremony in Davos, Switzerland.
QTS received the award for their effective economic, environmental and social pillars, growing the company’s profit and encouraging business, while meeting sustainable needs. QTS has cut emissions, lowered energy usage, sourced products from fair trade organizations, and by ensured their physical waste is disposed properly and with as little carbon footprint as possible
In addition, Travis Wright, QTS' Vice President of Energy and Sustainability was recently named to the "Climate 50" by Data Economy Magazine. The Climate 50 is a list of the world's most influential climate leaders who promote change and debate global warming, climate change, sustainability and renewables across the data center and cloud sectors.
"QTS has fully committed to lead the data center industry in minimizing carbon footprint by utilizing as much renewable fuel, reclaimed water and recycled materials as possible," Wright said. "We are developing a documented sustainability approach based on repeatable processes across our data centers for energy efficiency measures and renewable energy procurement, all backed by continuous innovation."
Knowing that transparency is fundamental to accountability, QTS has committed to report on sustainability goals and metrics. The company has recently published its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiatives Report.
"Travis Wright's inclusion in the Climate 50 is further evidence of QTS clearly establishing itself as a data center leader with their vision, strategy and results being achieved towards a cleaner, more sustainable world," said João Marques Lima, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Data Economy. "We look forward to monitoring QTS' environmental, sustainability and goverance goals that they have committed to publicly report on annually."
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space within North America and Europe. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.