Microsoft and bodies like the Aluminium Association . The focus was Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions associated with the metals and concrete in the data centre supply chain . It marks the beginning of the sector educating itself on the wider issues and implementing this into strategy .
Legislation such as the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting were in place before the current crisis . They require medium-sized companies to report energy and carbon usage and also reduction plans . Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures ( TCFD ) reporting is now a compliance issue for all financial institutions and large listed companies and Taskforce on Nature Related Financial Disclosures ( TNFD ) is in the wings . This has a pincer
Areas that have a high supply of locally produced renewable energy in the grid will be attractive for new data centre builds .
effect on compliance as any company in the supply chain will also have to report . We at Interact are offering customers and stakeholders IEMA certified carbon and sustainability training courses to this end . � www . intelligentdatacentres . com