The Westin Building Exchange sits at the digital crossroads of the Pacific Northwest and provides direct and virtual access to one of the richest communities of cloud and network providers, powered by Digital Realty’s Service Exchange. Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data “meeting place”.
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Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiatives remain a critical priority for many of Digital Realty’s more than 4,000 customers— and to us, too. We believe that Digital Realty has a global responsibility to prioritize ESG for the betterment of our customers, investors, partners, employees, and the communities we operate in. In our fourth ESG Report, we hope that you gain an even better understanding of our efforts and impact. 2021 saw continued growth globally on many fronts despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global energy market instability, and supply chain challenges accompanied by high inflation. Despite these and other challenges, our global expansion continued with the announcement of BAM Digital Realty, a joint venture with Brookfield to develop data centers in India, our entry into South Korea with the first carrier- neutral data center, and the successful listing of Digital Core REIT on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Digital Realty also made notable progress across ESG programs. In 2021, we became the first data center operator to surpass one gigawatt of IT capacity certified in accordance with sustainable building standards, adding six new sustainable building certifications in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. We also maintained strong operational resilience, exceeding 99.999% availability in 2021, delivering at least “five- nines” of uptime for the 15th consecutive year. Digital Realty achieved 64% renewable energy coverage globally in 2021, with most of this energy from Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and retail supply contracts, which moved our company closer to its 2030 global science-based carbon reduction target. We also expanded our renewable portfolio in the U.S., contracting for 118 MW of solar and wind to support our data centers in Georgia and Texas.