ESG as a Competitive Advantage
Corporate executives are increasingly motivated to improve their ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) ratings to drive increased investment in their stock by institutional investors. Colocating at Switch data centers has a meaningful impact on customer ESG, by helping clients to achieve their sustainability goals and providing them with a competitive advantage.
According to S&P Global’s ESG Credit Indicator Report Card, Switch is the only company to achieve the highest Environmental Rating (E-1) among more than 180 corporate issuers and received the highest scores in our peer group for Social (S-2) and Governance (G-2). Its focus on sustainability and efficient technologies makes Switch’s exascale data centers the most sustainable and cost-effective colocation environment in the industry.
Highlights from Switch ESG report:
100% Renewably Powered Since 2016
Net ZERO Scope 2 Emissions Since 2016
Net ZERO Scope 1 Emissions Since 2021
Net Positive Water Projects
Equitable Male / Female Pay Ratio
42% Ethnic Diversity Across Total Workforce (2% increase from 2020)
100% Paid Medical Benefits
Mental Health Virtual Sessions Available via Teledoc
7 Out of 9 Independent Directors (78%)
3 Female Board Members
Board Oversight of ESG
ZERO Security Breaches since 2016