SUSTAINABILITY:

Scaled

Sustainability in a non-negotiable commitment for us. Sustainability is not a goal but a principle. Scala delivers today what our global customers demand as a standard for years to come. Actions speak louder than promises, and our commitment to sustainability is a collection of concrete and expressive results

Sustainability

ENVIRONMENTAL

ACTIONS

Scala has operated, since the beginning of its activities, with 100% renewable energy through long-term contracts (Power Purchase Agreements, PPAs) backed by renewable energy certificates (I-RECs), becoming the first Latin American data center company to achieve this milestone. ​
The demonstrated commitment to projects which significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce water consumption led the company to be, once again, a pioneer in the sector in 2021, positioning itself as the first Latin American data center company to attain carbon neutrality and the only one in the sector to be carbon neutral since the beginning of its operations. ​

These projects are led by the Center of Excellence in Engineering (CoE), which develops innovative technological solutions to increase the energy and water efficiency of data centers and are responsible for Scala’s portfolio having the lowest PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) in the region. 

CARBON EMISSIONS ARE ORGANIZED INTO THREE CATEGORIES, CALLED SCOPES:

Scope 01

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly from operations owned or controlled by the company (e.g., stationary emissions from generator combustion). 

Scala evaluates the use of biomethane, hydrogen, and batteries

Scope 02

Indirect GHG emissions from the generation of electricity, steam, heating, or cooling purchased by the company. Most part of possible emissions from a data center are in this scope! 

Scala records zero emissions in this scope 

Scope 03

Indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) which occur in the company’s value chain, such as those linked to the company’s operations, raw material acquired, business travel and employee commuting, waste disposal, transport, and distribution. 

Scala is the only player to neutralize 100% of this scope

100% RENEWABLE

AND CERTIFIED ENERGY

We operate with 100% renewable energy and certified by The International REC Standard since 2020.

In 2021, through a new signature of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with one of the largest energy providers in the world, we extended our contract for renewable and certified energy until 2033.

We are committed to achieving Net Zero emissions of greenhouse gases according to the SBTi (Science-Based Targets Initiative) methodology. There are below the actions already taken:

• Use of 100% renewable and certified energy, which implies ZERO Scope 2 emissions.
• We have 2,900GWh of clean energy guaranteed until 2033, enough to supply a 1-million inhabitants city for one year.

• Scala’s portfolio has the lowest PUE in Latin America (< 1.5).

We support projects that, in addition to significantly reducing carbon emissions each year, offer a range of sustainable development benefits to local communities. We are proud of this approach which links social impact to environmental actions as the fundamental pillar of our sustainability strategy. 

ENVIRONMENTAL

SCALED BY SOCIAL

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REDUCTION OF DEFORESTATION

The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation+ (REDD+) Project seeks to conserve forest carbon stocks and manage sustainable forest. The following subprojects are part of it:

ITUXI PROJECT

Located in Lábrea, Amazonas state, this is one of Brazilian areas with the highest deforestation level. The project seeks to maintain sustainable management and avoid deforestation, boosting the capacity of the local community to sustainably exploit forest resources, both with livestock and with the cultivation of açaí and chestnuts.

SANTA MARIA PROJECT

Located in the Municipality of Colniza, Northern Mato Grosso state, the region is part of the Brazilian Amazon Biome and the so-called Arch of Deforestation. The project aims to preserve the native forest and its biodiversity and promote the social development of the farm’s surroundings.

AGRO CORTEX PROJECT

Located in Manuel Urbano, Pauini and Boca do Acre, between the states of Acre and Amazonas, in Brazil, the project combines environmental conservation through sustainable forest management, social responsibility with the preservation of local subsistence activities, and economic development in the region. 

MADRE DE DIOS PROJECT

Located in Tahuamanu, a province in Peru, the project aims to preserve the region’s rich biodiversity by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The main differentiator of Madre de Dios is the support to local indigenous communities, by training them, and promoting income improvement through sustainable activities.

MDL PROJECT

The MDL Project seeks, as a priority, to help Brazil in the increasing demand for clean energy due to economic growth and improved electricity supply, contributing to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Through this initiative, renewable energy share in the country’s total electricity consumption is increased by using wind turbines, a device that extracts kinetic energy from the wind to convert it into useful mechanical energy. It also results in the professionalization and generation of local employment.

DELTA WIND PARK PROJECT

Located in the municipality of Barreirinhas and Paulino Neves, Maranhão state, the project reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, displacing electricity generation from the mix of fossil fuel sources connected to the Brazilian Interconnected Grid, which would be generated (and issued) in its absence. Just as the MDL project, this initiative also makes use of wind turbines.

Recycling and

Energy Efficiency

In partnership with Furukawa’s Green IT Program, we direct waste from the disposal of structured cabling products from our data centers to recycling, thus, promoting its sustainable destination. More than 5.7 tons of cables have already been recycled due to this partnership. In addition, Green IT promotes the circular economy to progressively reduce environmental impacts in the data center segment and the value returned to Scala is reinvested in social actions for the community. 

Juliana Perillo | HR
Photo credits: Eliseu Rodrigues

SCALING WELLNESS

TO THE WORLD

Juliana Perillo | HR
Photo credits: Eliseu Rodrigues

SCALING

WELLNESS

TO THE WORLD