Building a sustainable business

Sustainability is a natural and organic part of every service we deliver and every solution we offer

atNorth has built its services to be environmentally responsible to provide organizations with a pathway to low-carbon digital operations.

atNorth’s overarching mission is to continue to innovate and develop a decarbonizing platform to support our customers with their environmental footprint and contribute to a more sustainable planet.

Digitalization and sustainability should advance hand in hand, and data centers have a critical role to play in supporting a green circular economy, powered by knowledge and innovation that offers access and opportunity for everyone. Our aim is to build a sustainable business that contributes not only to the local and global economy, but that also takes care of our communities and environment.

Our sustainability strategy

atNorth’s sustainability strategy is built on four pillars: climate, circularity, community and integrity.
Dependable in climate – first matters

Using energy from only renewable sources in all our operations is a key step to maintain low GHG emission and reduce overall carbon footprint.

Enabling a circular economy

Minimizing all waste is a critical initiative for atNorth as well as continuing to drive innovation and deploy circular economy principles.

Empowering the community

atNorth’s mission is to build a sustainable business that contributes to the surrounding community.

Integrity in all we do

Sustainability and innovation are our guiding principles. We will continue to innovate, develop and create a future proof de-carbonizing platform.

How the strategy is built

Our sustainability strategy continues to guide our business in all ESG-related matters as aligned to the company’s values, vision and growth. To learn more about the objectives behind each pillar, download the strategy document.

Download our Strategy

To have more compute for a better world, we must take better care of our environment, employees and customers. Our sustainability strategy, along with our goals and actions, will have the sole purpose of creating a positive impact on the world.”

Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson
CEO, atNorth

Our sustainable approach

Green energy

atNorth is strategically working to minimize the impact of digitalization on our planet. atNorth’s Nordic locations ensure that all our sites are powered by low carbon and renewable energy sources, and the cooler consistent climate enables us to support more efficient cooling requirements at our data centers in a sustainable manner

Sustainable materials

Across our sites, we prioritize the use and reuse of materials with lower carbon footprints in our buildings, such as the use of glulam, a natural structural material that can be used as an alternative to steel or concrete. Glulam is made with wood from sustainable forests where the manufacture, distribution and treatment all consume less energy than other building materials.

Waste heat re-purposed

In partnership with Sweden’s energy provider, Stockholm Exergi, the atNorth SWE01 campus captures the heat outputs generated by the site’s data halls, recycling all residual heat through the district heating plant to provide heat and hot water for local residents. 

Learn more about this sustainable partnership.

Empowering the community 

Contributing to the local community is important to us and we allocate funds annually to support a variety of community projects in all our locations. Emphasis is placed on selecting projects that focus on innovation in the energy and technology sector, prevention activities, supporting marginal groups and the protection of the environment.

atNorth’s policies

Sustainability is an integrated part of our strategy and one of the company’s strategic priorities.
Environmental Policy

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Equality Policy

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Health & Safety Policy

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Code of Conduct

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Supplier Code of Conduct

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Sustainable progression

To be the partner of choice, developing and delivering a high-performance, de-carbonizing platform, for organizations wishing to lower their carbon footprint, we developed a Sustainability Policy in line with our business.

Our Policy outlines our ESG responsibilities and details the steps we will take to achieve them across all levels of operation with measured accountability, transparency, and unwavering focus on sustainable business growth within the surrounding community and environment. 

Download our 2023 Sustainability Report

Goals and objectives

As part of our Sustainability Policy and in line with our company values, atNorth have outlined a set of goals and objectives to guide the company’s sustainability agenda for the next five years.

We will continually report against these targets and seek to align our measures with global standards including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Review our Goals & Objectives

What our customers say about us

Our partnership has given us a true competitive advantage in several areas – from lower power usage and better hosting capabilities to cost effective and sustainable air cooling that doesn’t impact the climate.”

Nick Riddalls
Global Head of Processing, Shearwater Geoservices

With atNorth, we have already seen our CO2 emissions decrease by 85% and energy usage halved, which is paving a clear path to radically changing the digital footprint of our entire IT infrastructure.”

Alexis Carrion
Global Head of Data Centers, BNP Paribas CIB

Should you have any questions regarding our corporate policies on sustainability, please get in touch with our sustainability team.

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