LCL Belgium n.v.: LCL Data Centers pledges to cut carbon emissions

Dec 02, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

LCL Data Centers has announced that it has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). It is now the first Belgium company to do so and signing up means that as a company, it will reduce its carbon emissions and work towards keeping the average increase in global temperatures below 1.5°C. 

The company also became a signatory of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact (CNDCP), to become carbon neutral by 2030, in line with the European Green Deal.

Laurens van Reijen, Managing Director of LCL, commented: "Many large companies call on LCL to host their servers. This is a service that is often outsourced because it's a specialised activity that requires significant investment. As a provider of this service, we can clearly contribute to a more environmentally friendly future, while also helping our customers to reduce their CO2 emissions, as this involves the consumption of their servers. We have deliberately chosen the most ambitious target because we want to make a difference." 

According to van Reijen, "sustainable development" has always been essential for the company, and this means creating a "safe environment for everyone working at or visiting LCL" as well as "studying ways to work more sustainably in all possible fields." He added: "These initiatives also benefit our customers, because they host their servers and telecommunications infrastructure on our premises. Thanks to this new and ambitious stage, we therefore also help our customers to work more sustainably."

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