Vitro Data Center, the Philippines’ largest data center network, has received another certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO); this time, it is for putting in place an energy management system that promotes energy efficiency.
The ISO 50001:2019 Energy Management System certifies the group’s compliance with the international standards of effective energy management to lower its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at the Vitro Data Centers of ePLDT in Clark, Makati, Pasig, and Cebu. ePLDT is the ICT arm of the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT Inc.
According to Victor Genuino 2nd, president and chief executive of ePLDT, the PLDT Group has long understood that as its operations expand, it must incorporate sustainable measures.
They have established a sustainability strategy for their Vitro data centers to support their ambition to be carbon neutral by embracing renewable energy and using measures that encourage energy efficiency.
The ISO 50001:2019 standard offers a realistic path to energy efficiency through a system that enables the continuous development of energy performance, including efficiency, security, and energy consumption.
Following this standard has a positive impact on the environment, resulting in decreased energy consumption and a smaller carbon footprint.
Additionally, the aforementioned facilities’ improved power consumption effectiveness (PUE) as a result of this certification strengthens the PLDT group’s much larger program to entice international hyperscalers to the country.
The certification also helps the businesses who co-locate in Vitro data centers because it enables them to meet their environmental commitments by improving their carbon footprint and power uptime security.
In their efforts to impose sustainable initiatives in their Vitro Data Center operations, PLDT Enterprise and ePLDT have been tenacious. As part of its effort to decarbonize its data center facilities, the organization declared a partnership with MPower last year.