At Equinix, we seek to be good stewards of the environment and of the resources we consume. We strive to lead the world in interconnection while also taking steps to minimize our carbon and environmental footprint. We understand the value of collaboration and transparency. We seek to elevate our status among our competitors and the broader industry, as a leader in sustainable design, efficiency, and innovation. We design, build and operate our data centers with high energy efficiency standards and we have a long-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy for our global platform. This will result in carbon-neutral data center and interconnection services for our customers and partners around the globe.
Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are part of everything we do, whether we’re building new data centers or upgrading existing facilities. We’re continually exploring and implementing new practices to reduce our environmental footprint. And we seek ways to measure ourselves using industry best practices and provide increasing transparency around our operations.
Equinix data centers and offices meet global environmental and energy management standards, and our worldwide headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley has earned LEED® Gold Certification. All new builds target LEED Silver or equivalent certification.
Our commitment to the environment and our novel use of green technologies has won the recognition of industry and