Funding projects that benefit the environment
In 2015, we became the first data center REIT to issue a green bond, a standard bond that supports projects that positively impact the environment. We continue to use green bonds today to ensure sustainability remains integral to our growth.
Our efforts have not gone unrecognized. We are ranked 8th on the EPA's Top 30 Tech & Telecom List and 21st on the National Top 100 List.
Since 2015, we have issued over $6 billion in green bonds and are the leading issuer of green bonds in our industry.
Our Green Bond Framework is aligned with the following:
July 2021 green bond allocation: CHF376,244,649
Proceeds from the July 2021 green bond were allocated to support the development of seven projects that meet LEED or CASBEE standards for environmental performance. Proceeds were also allocated to support a renewable energy project and various energy efficiency projects.
January 2021 green bond allocation: €704,678,207
Money from the green bond issued in January 2021 is being used for the development of seven sustainable projects that meet LEED, BREEAM, or BCA Green Mark standards. Proceeds were also allocated to fund projects that improve energy efficiency and use renewable energy sources.
September 2020 green bond allocation: €742,627,500
Proceeds from the green bond issued in September 2020 are being used for the development of four sustainable projects that meet LEED, BREEAM, or BCA Green Mark standards, as well as to fund seven renewable energy projects.
January 2020 green bonds allocation: €1,389,800,500
Proceeds from the January 2020 green bonds were allocated to support the development of five sustainable projects that have received certification in accordance with LEED, BREEAM, or BCA Green Mark sustainable rating standards. Proceeds were also allocated to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Total 2019 green bond allocation: €1,079,841,500
Proceeds from the 2019 green bond were used for six projects that meet LEED or BREEAM standards. Proceeds were also allocated to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. More details can be found in the 2019 Green Bond Allocation Statement.
Total 2015 green bond allocation: $493,055,000
Proceeds from the 2015 green bond were used to support the development of nine sustainable projects located in four countries that have received certification in accordance with LEED, BREEAM, or CEEDA sustainable rating standards. Additional information can be found in the 2015 Green Bond Use of Proceeds Statement.