We seek to advance the industry not only by our actions but also through our engagement with stakeholders that are part of our sustainability journey. We participate in key industry and corporate coalitions to drive progress toward our sustainability objectives.
We have more than 1,200 employees around the globe.
We strive to maintain a best-in-class working environment for our employees. We engage with our employees in the following ways:
We have more than 2,300 customers across a variety of verticals. We regularly engage with them on a range of business relationship matters.
We interact with our customers and solicit feedback through in-person dialogue, surveys, and other means through the following mechanisms:
Our customer survey topics include:
Surveys are designed to reach all our customers during the lifecycle of our relationship with them. Survey insights are reported regularly to senior management to enhance our customer experience.
We have more than 435 institutions holding shares. Less than 0.25% of shares are held by insiders and 5% owners. Visit Digital Realty’s Investor Relations page for the most up-to-date information.
We have regular dialogue with our investors through the following channels:
We engage with joint venture partners on matters relevant to the respective properties and the management of the joint venture.
We engage with relevant local, state, and federal government in the markets where are operate in the following ways:
We procure products and services from over 4,200 suppliers, and the top 20 suppliers represent approximately 60% of our annual spend.
We set standards, monitor, and engage with suppliers across our development activities, operating portfolio, and corporate footprint, including:
We maintain relationships with communities and non-governmental organizations in the markets where we operate.
We support local communities where we operate through support for volunteering and financial support. We engage with industry and professional communities on topics such as green buildings and renewable energy.
We engage with NGOs in a range of capacities, including:
Our sustainability efforts continue to gain global attention. After all, reducing client operating costs while increasing the number of sustainable, energy-efficient data centres benefits both our customers and the environment. Our efforts have been recognised by the following organisations.
Cool Planet Award
Best Data Centre Shortlist
Asia Pacific Region: Data Centre Critical Environment Team of the Year
Asia Pacific Region: Energy Efficiency Improver’s Award
Data Centre of the Year, Dublin
honourable Mention; Category IV: Industrial Facilities or Processes
Region VI: First Place; Industrial Facilities
Brill Award for Efficient IT; Product Solution EMEA
Outstanding Green Data Centre; Crawley, England
North America Region: Improved Data Centre Efficiency, El Segundo, California
Top 100 EPA Green Power Partnership
EPA Energy Star for Data Centers
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council