Data centres as a force for good

We exist to create positive impact. Doing so means always operating our business with integrity and in the best interests of people and planet.

A vision for the digital future


Bruno Lopez

President and Group CEO

A vision for the digital future


Sustainability has always been a key priority for STT GDC, and the group recognises its responsibility in delivering future-proof data centres that are aligned with society’s current and future expectations. Today we operate across various countries and as a Group, 52% of our electricity consumption is already derived from zero-carbon renewable sources. But we are not resting on our laurels. Through this ESG strategy, we are formalising our approach and accelerating our commitment to providing responsible digital infrastructure across all our existing data centre platforms, even as we expand to new geographies.


At STT GDC, we are acutely aware of the unique position we occupy as a data centre operator – essential for society, governments and the global technology industry to function and yet part of an industry where resource consumption levels are continuing to grow. As businesses actively move to mitigate climate change, the onus has fallen on businesses like ours to take the lead, maintain the social licence to operate and ensure full alignment with national and international sustainability agendas such as the recently announced Singapore Green Plan 2030.




Building a sustainable foundation for the digital future

While growing our own business is an obvious aim, we also support the growth of the entire data centre ecosystem. As an enabler of digital infrastructure across the globe, we are working to build resilience and lead by example by deepening our commitment to sustainability in a world where resources are increasingly constrained.
We have aligned our objectives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy for the coming 5 to 10 years focuses on:
‎‎‎‎• Achieving carbon-neutral data centre operations by 2030
‎ • Ensuring we maintain a safe and secure, diverse and inclusive workplace
• Upholding the highest standards of ethics and responsibility across our operations
This commitment serves as our North Star in the dynamic high-growth markets we operate in today and as we look to extend our offering to new geographies. It ensures that we work with regard for stakeholders beyond our immediate customers and contribute to building a more sustainable global economy.

De-carbonising our data centre operations

While the world strives towards environmental sustainability, we are on a constant quest for greener solutions at our data centres. As the core infrastructure provider for the digital world, the way we operate directly impacts the ecosystem. It is imperative for us to think and act differently to make a meaningful difference. In response to these environmental challenges, we are:

Leveraging carbon-free energy

Buying energy from green power suppliers, renewable energy certificates (REC), and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

Greening new builds

New data centres built to top global and local building and energy efficiency certifications such as BREEAM, LEED, BCA-IMDA Green Mark, SS564 and more Adapting design strategies that leverage local conditions while assessing on-site risks and opportunities

Optimising performance

Benchmark and comply our data centres with global standards, and implementing water usage efficiency programs to reduce resource consumption

Creating a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace for all

At STT GDC, people matter. The health, safety and wellbeing of all who work and interact at our facilities and workplaces are paramount. Building a culture of inclusion and diversity is also critical and we ensure to provide positive environments where our employees can thrive best in. Our way forward includes:

Ensuring safe workplaces

Safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all related to our business operations Committing to world-class safety performance of our construction and operational activities, including certification to relevant standards such as ISO45001

Advancing diversity and inclusion

Improving gender diversity and under-represented minorities in the workforce Providing a respectful, inclusive environment for all to feel comfortable and heard

Providing training and development opportunities

Supporting our employees with programmes to boost their individual performance Encouraging our employees to expand their skillsets and knowledge through training and development courses specific to their expertise

Establishing effective control, ethical conduct, sector

Corporate integrity and responsible business practices are paramount to STT GDC and continue to govern the company’s values and culture. As an active shareholder, we also promote sound corporate governance in our portfolio companies. We will continue to apply our already rigorous focus on ethical best-practice governance and maintain the highest levels of integrity in every location we operate. We are raising the bar through:

Zero-tolerance policy on bribery, kickbacks, and corruption

All persons acting on STT GDC’s behalf must conduct all business activities compliant to our Policy and all applicable anti-corruption laws

Advocating ethics and compliance

Ongoing training and communication programmes for all employee levels on anti-corruption and ethics annually Emphasising our code of conduct with business partners and suppliers
All STT GDC employees, and other persons acting on STT GDC’s behalf are expected to act lawfully and ethically at all times while carrying out their job duties and business responsibilities in full compliance with our policy statement and all applicable anti-corruption laws, and shall not directly or indirectly engage in any corrupt practices.
To uphold the highest standards of conduct, all employees are empowered and encouraged to report improper conduct or unethical behaviour without any fear of reprisal. Channel for safe, confidential reporting For safe and confidential reporting, all concerns will be treated with strict confidence, fairly, and expeditiously. Any type of retaliation against an employee for reporting a concern in good faith is viewed as a serious matter and shall be regarded as a cause for disciplinary action. For anonymous reporting, you may contact our Business Conduct hotline managed by an independent third-party service provider: Call +65 6705 7192 (9am to 6pm SGT) Email
We are committed to the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Supplier Code of Conduct lives up to these principles, in compliance with the laws and regulations applicable to our business and markets where we operate.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct policy strengthens our approach to managing positive and negative impacts within our value chain by engaging our suppliers and their employees, agents and subcontractors (“Suppliers”).

Our Supplier Code of Conduct policy is intended to inform, and provide specific guidelines to our Suppliers to conduct their business in compliance with laws and regulations, business ethics, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection, and social engagement. These are all areas that contribute to STT GDC’s ambition of unlocking social value by enabling a culture of care for the benefit of greener, more equitable and inclusive societies.

With the publication of our Code of Conduct, we outline our expectations to our Suppliers with respect to business integrity, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. We also share our approach to fostering engagement with all our Suppliers as we take the important next steps in delivering our contribution toward a sustainable global economy.