atNorth appoints new ESG Manager

Jul 20, 2022
atNorth has announced that Ásdís Ólafsdóttir will fulfill the vital role of Environmental, Social and Governance Manager for the sustainably focused pan-Nordic company

Reykjavik, Iceland – July 20, 2022 atNorth, a leading Pan-Nordic data center operator, today announced the appointment of Ásdís Ólafsdóttir as ESG Manager. 

In this increasingly vital role, Ásdís will create and execute the vision and direction of atNorth’s ESG policy, including all environment and sustainable working practices. Ásdís will lead on the execution and implementation of all ESG initiatives, collaborating with key stakeholders, management teams and employees across atNorth’s data center locations in Iceland and Sweden, to align activity and ensure the company’s vision continues to progress in the right direction. 

atNorth is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. Since the company’s inception, it has designed their data centers from the ground up so that its team can offer the best energy efficiency, using the least amount of equipment, ensuring the safe operation of the data center, and therefore lowering the carbon footprint of its data centers. 

atNorth applies circular principles to everything that the company does wherever possible. For example, its newest datacenter site in Stockholm operates on 100% renewable energy and uses efficient heat recovery for both air cooled and liquid cooled IT infrastructures. This allows all the residual heat from the data center to be recycled through Stockholm Exergi, Stockholm’s energy company, where the excess heat generated from the new data center can then heat up to 20,000 apartments. 

Ásdís has considerable knowledge and experience in ESG standards and policies, combined with a real passion and interest in environmental issues,” said Eva Sóley Guðbjörnsdóttir, atNorth Deputy CEO. This ethos directly aligns with atNorth’s core values, and we are delighted to welcome her to the team as we continue to increase our efforts to creating an even more sustainable and environmentally-responsible business.”

Having graduated as a Biologist from the University of Iceland in 2011, Ásdís began her career teaching at Preliminary University studies for adults at Keilir. She then started a role as a Project Manager within the University of Iceland and Keilir’s Technology department as a project manager. Following her main interest in the biosphere and nature, Ásdís went back to university to study for a Master’s Degree in Biology in 2019.

atNorth's ESG Manager, Ásdís Ólafsdóttir
atNorth’s ESG Manager, Ásdís Ólafsdóttir

I am very excited about joining the atNorth team,” Ásdís commented. The company is a disruptive force in the data center market and Nordic region, where it is redefining the standard of care for sustainable IT business practices. With sustainability at its core and a part of each team member’s DNA, I feel empowered to help atNorth’s business grow and am looking forward to being part of an innovative and forward-thinking company.”

Since 2017, Ásdís has worked for Isavia, within the environmental department based at Keflavík International Airport in Iceland. She worked on projects including the implementation of green steps processes, green accounting, alongside implementing and maintaining ISO standards (45001 and 14001) for the company.


About atNorth

atNorth is a leading Pan-Nordic data center services company that offers sustainable, cost-effective, and scalable high-performance computing across Iceland and Sweden. The company operates three data centers in strategic locations across the Nordics, while a fourth location is under construction in the north of Iceland. 

With sustainability at its core, atNorth’s data centers run on 100% renewable energy resources and support circular economy principles. All atNorth sites leverage innovative design, power efficiency, and intelligent cluster operations to provide long-term infrastructure deployments. Its tailor-made solutions enable businesses to calculate, simulate, train and visualize data workloads in an efficient, cost-optimized way. 

atNorth is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland. The business was founded in 2009 and subsequently acquired by Partners Group in 2022. For more information, visit atNorth​.com or follow atNorth on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.


Press Contacts:

Laura Cameron / Natalie Palfreman

Kite Hill PR for atNorth

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laura@​kitehillpr.​com / natalie@​kitehilllpr.​com

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