KPN - The Netherlands

KPN - The Netherlands

Claim To Fame: 

KPN owns ten data centres throughout the Netherlands, where they store their customer's data and run their software. The new data centre at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven is powered by a 100% sustainably generated energy. In 2015, KPN won the ICT Environment Award for this new data centre, as a result of their sustainable technology reducing energy consumption despite the strong increase in data traffic in the Netherlands.

Organisation Type: 
Large Enterprise
The Netherlands
Main benefits & Achieved Results : 

The data centre at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven is powered by a 100% sustainably generated energy. The data centre was also the first in the Netherlands to receive the Tier IV certification, thus proving that a sustainable energy sourcing policy is compatible with a high reliable service. In particular, the data centre provides with continuous power supply and cooling.

Presentation of the initiative: 

The energy needed to run the data centre is generated by biomass and the Princess Amalia wind farm, an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. In addition, the surplus heat from the data centre is diverted to nearby buildings in the High Tech Campus, which consequently require less energy and generate lower carbon emissions.
Finally, the design and construction of the data centre followed a cradle-to-cradle principle: the components are reusable, and the materials can have a second life and be used for other purposes when the data centre reaches its end of lifespan. ong others.

Commitments for the future & other relevant information: 

KPN is committed to integrating sustainability into business operations. The company is 100% climate neutral since 2015, and aims to make all new equipment and produicts 100% circular by 2025. Meanwhile, KPN makes improving online security a top priority ans has identified key security objectives such as the development of threat intelligence capacilities. In 2017 KPN was named sustainability leader of the telecommunication services industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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