Switch is a technology infrastructure ecosystem corporation whose core business is the design, construction and operation of the most advanced and highest-rated data centers on the planet. We believe that the future of humanity depends on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the Internet. As more people, businesses, governments and devices come online, the need for reliable data centers powered by renewable energy increases. Powered by 100% renewable energy since 2016, Switch’s focus on sustainability and efficient technologies make our exascale ecosystems the most sustainable and cost-effective colocation environment in the industry. The Switch ecosystem empowers clients with a myriad of options for innovation, economies of scale, risk mitigation, sustainability and investment protection.
Our Approach to Meeting Third-Party Standards
This report provides disclosures compatible with the following third-party standards. All related metrics are disclosed in our integrated sustainability index in the Appendix of this Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) report.
We are pleased to share that Switch became a participant of the United Nations Global Compact in 2021. In doing so, we affirm that we support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. We have folded the UN Global Compact and its principles into the Switch strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations. On an annual basis, we will share a communication of progress with the UN towards support of the Ten Principles including goals, action plans and outcomes.
Our Commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Reflected in our principle of Karma, we focus on putting good energy into the world which returns good energy. Switch has committed to initiatives, business practices, and policies that reflect our pledge to put good energy into the world. This commitment is aligned primarily to six United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
This pledge to the UN SDGs is demonstrated through our data center design, our policies, our responsible business practices, and our community engagement where we make the strongest impact. Throughout this report, we highlight areas of our business where we actively show our commitment to the UN SDGs.