Scala Data Centers adopts pioneering and integrated EHS plan across Latin America
SÃO PAULO – March, 2nd, 2022 – Scala Data Centers, a sustainable hyperscalable data center platform founded by DigitalBridge – a digital infrastructure investment holding company -, evolves its EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) plan across Latin America. Being integrated conducted, it supports 100% of the activities of employees, third parties and suppliers of all the company’s data centers though safety and the environmental practices, bringing a set of well-successful procedures to the segment in the region.
Currently, each Scala Data Center under construction has an EHS team made up of engineers and technicians, and each one in operation has at least one dedicated professional in the area. It is up to these professionals to apply all the guidelines on the topic through preventive actions, which include checking the work, mapping deviations, controlling documentation, and promoting the EHS culture in order to reduce the number of accidents and mitigating risks. Monitoring is carried out through indicators which cover the activities of own and outsourced employees or subcontractors allocated at data centers and sites under construction. These figures are monthly monitored and serve as a basis for short and long-term action plans.
Scala also adopts a robust training schedule with a preventive focus, which has already benefited more than 770 people, including employees and third parties. In the last quarter of 2021 alone, more than 3,000 hours of training were carried out.
Along with the monitoring of these KPIs, Scala’s EHS area reinforces protective measures against COVID-19 through rapid tests at all sites, prevention instructions and a complete health protocol.
Another important action for the data center segment is the organization of the Work Safety Week for Scala suppliers in Brazil. Carried out every four months, the event seeks to review safety standards, level the knowledge of the company’s EHS requirements of data center and construction sites’ service providers and showcasing their safety performance indicators, also requesting action plans for the next meeting.
“Our EHS team works holistically and proactively across all campuses, ensuring secure data centers for our employees, customers and suppliers. It is important to emphasize the integrated EHS plan is outlined and carried out 100% in line with our ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) agenda”, explains José Eduardo Quintella, Vice-President of Engineering and Construction at Scala.
About Scala Data Centers
Scala Data Centers is the Sustainable Hyperscalable Data Centers platform based in Brazil and founded by DigitalBridge. Developed to meet and exceed the growing demand for digital access in Latin America, Scala has a highly qualified team of more than 300 professionals and applies a flexible and innovative approach to offer exceptional colocation services for hyperscale customers, service providers and cloud software, and large companies. We customize cutting edge solutions for each customer in the construction of state-of-the-art data centers, with high availability, high energy efficiency and very high density. All of this combined with the best sustainability practices guided by our ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) program. For more information, visit www.scaladatacenters.com.
DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) is a leading global digital infrastructure REIT. With a heritage of over 25 years investing in and operating businesses across the digital ecosystem including cell towers, data centers, fiber, small cells, and edge infrastructure, the DigitalBridge team manages a $40 billion portfolio of digital infrastructure assets. Headquartered in Boca Raton, DigitalBridge has key offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, and Singapore.