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, 62.5% 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.

To demonstrate our commitment to our ESG strategy, we have established a Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework (SLFF) to facilitate the structuring of STT GDC’s financing where applicable.
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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