“As we strive for a more sustainable future for generations to come, we will continue to innovate to try master the ecological, economic and social challenges of our time,” said Sherrard Govender, NTT Data MEA executive: sustainability.

NTT Data Middle East and Africa’s ambitious sustainability targets have earned the digital business and IT services provider an Ecovadis gold medal sustainability rating.

Three years ago, NTT Data set its targets to be net-zero in its data centres by 2030, offices and facilities by 2035 and across its value chain by 2040, to support the goal to use technology to enable a better, more connected future for all.

Now, the company is positioned within the top 5% of 130,000 sustainable companies, from over 220 industries and over 180 countries and regions globally.

Sherrard Govender, MEA executive: sustainability, said, “We have set incredibly ambitious sustainability targets that we hold ourselves accountable to across all our operations. We’re diligently working towards our net zero vision 2040 and supporting clients to accelerate their own journey to net zero.”

He added, “This means a significant financial investment. For example, we’re using innovative direct chip liquid cooling and liquid immersion cooling technologies to make our data centers more sustainable as the need for computing power increases with the introduction of Generative AI.”

NTT Data is one of the first companies to have received approval for its net-zero targets from the Science Based Targets initiative. Its global sustainability capabilities include:

  • A software-based carbon footprint calculator, embeds carbon greenhouse gas emissions visibility across various unique platforms;
  • Insourcing energy intensive workloads from older, less energy efficient on-premise data centres to sustainable global data centres and colocation service, with the main objective being to reduce operating costs and reduce scope 1 and scope 2 emissions and overall IT greenhouse gas footprint; and
  • Three days of paid volunteer leave annually for employees to support education and conservation projects within their local communities (in FY23, it contributed 40,780 hours contributed by 6,127 employees).

Sherrard said, “As we strive for a more sustainable future for generations to come, we will continue to innovate to try master the ecological, economic and social challenges of our time.”

 

 

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