SUPERNAP WANTS TO ENSURE DATA DOESN’T RUIN THE PLANET
SUPERNAP Thailand Sustainability goals and commitment
Driving positive environmental impact throughout our business is a priority for SUPERNAP Thailand. Not only by our efficient design to reduce IT footprint and energy consumption, but also by empowering people around us to live more sustainably.
SUPERNAP Thailand has committed to minimizing its data center carbon footprint by implementing a methodic sustainability approach featuring energy efficiency measures and renewable energy procurement, all backed by technical innovation and social initiatives.
In line with the company’s policy to help save the planet, reduce global warming and greenhouse effect, SUPERNAP Thailand was the first multi-tenant Tier IV data center implementing a solar panel farm in the country, bringing renewable energy to the digital infrastructure of the country.
Our commitment to provide the best digital infrastructure and contributing to Thailand ‘s sustainable energy landscape is once again demonstrated with this initiative towards efficiency and sustainability. And thanks to its tropical location, Thailand is an ideal place for solar panel harvesting, receiving large amount of solar radiation through the year.
Our diesel generators are fueled with biodiesel blend. Biodiesel refers to a diesel-equivalent, processed fuel derived from biological sources. The advantages are numerous, including that it is made from renewable energy with lower negative effects and green gas emissions on the environment than fossil fuels, it is biodegradable, and much less toxic with reduce sulfur content.
Our colocation solutions reduce the environmental impact of our clients IT infrastructure to benefit their own corporate ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) goals, while providing them with a competitive advantage.
Equipped with the world leading data center technology solutions, our energy goals are achieved by maintaining a low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) level and running our data center in an efficient way.
We are able to achieve a lower PUE level than the average data center in Thailand, due to Switch’s patented TSCIF, which is a 100% heat containment platform that completely separates the hot and cold aisles ensuring that the hot equipment exhaust is never blended into the cold aisles in the data center.
The TSCIF works in tandem with our air handlers that has its own environmental station and software that will decide (based on the ambient condition) which one of the 3 types of cooling (or combination) is the most efficient way to cool and humidify the air on the way into the data hall.
Furthermore, the data center is equipped with motion sensors and LED lighting systems.
Migrating their ever-expanding IT loads into an efficient and sustainably focused colocation data center such as SUPERNAP Thailand offers corporates and governments support with their sustainability goals, as well as significant cost savings.
We have a waste management policy in place to affirm SUPERNAP Thailand’s commitment to efficient waste disposal, to reduce and recycle waste produced, and to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Our IT Asset Disposal program, ensure unused equipment to be disposed data safe, environmentally responsible manner. Through a network of specialized partners, retired IT assets are resold, refurbished, recycled, or donated to charity in needs.
Furthermore, we use filtered water to minimize the use of plastic bottles and our data center premises have a highly-efficiency lavatories that saves a substantial amount of water, and our waste are separated and disposed properly to reduce the potential impact of the product on health and the environment. Our employees also receive trainings to optimize their disposal practices, at work and at home.
Also, we have digitalized many of our operational procedures, whereby we hardly use any paper. Our customers are required to complete forms and requests via our customer portal without the need of printing the documents.
Sustainable Community With the aim to promote sustainability around us, SUPERNAP Thailand in partnership with Schneider Electric launched the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Thailand Chapter in 2020. iMasons is a global network with more than 2,000 members with the goal to connect, grow and give back. The 4 pillars that iMasons focusses on is Sustainability, Education, Diversity & Inclusion and Technical Innovation. Watch the iMasons Thailand Chapter launch here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be part of this amazing community!
Early 2022, SUPERNAP Thailand was one of the first companies to join the iMasons Climate Accord, pledging to do our part to drive the reduction of carbon within the digital infrastructure, because we believe that it is essential to have industry adoption of an open standard to report carbon in data center materials and products, carbon intensity in power consumption, and a maturity model to enable shorten the timeline to reach carbon neutrality as the first step to net zero.
SUPERNAP Thailand also sponsors through iMasons Thailand Chapter sustainability educational trainings to local students addressing climate change factors with a special focus on energy efficiency: How to lower individuals carbon footprint and electricity costs.
We support and help the local community to have food security, clean water and sanitation, better health and quality education by providing donations to institutions and hospitals and by and working closely with universities.
SUPERNAP Thailand is proud to provide the public and private sectors with sustainable digital infrastructure solutions through its colocation and cloud services, enabling local and regional leaders to reduce their carbon footprint, and be actively participating to the global movement to save the planet for the generations to come.