Sustainability Strategy Gap Analysis
Environmental sustainability is a growing concern for customers, corporate stakeholders, and regulators around the world. Regulators are increasingly singling out the environmental impact of IT infrastructure and operations in recent legislation, adding to the more the 1,900 pieces of climate change and sustainability legislation already enacted over the last decade.
While many enterprises already have a corporate sustainability strategy in place, those overarching programs often fail to incorporate digital infrastructure. Small to mid-sized companies often face the same customer and regulatory demands but lack the resources or expertise to develop a comprehensive sustainability strategy on their own that incorporates digital infrastructure.
Our Sustainability Strategy Gap Analysis (SSGA) helps organizations of any size, at any stage, of their sustainability journey better design and align corporate sustainability objectives to incorporate their digital infrastructure program.
While having a documented strategy is important, for a sustainability strategy to be effective, data center facilities and operations teams must translate it into an actionable plan.
Uptime Institute has over two decades of experience in designing digital infrastructure sustainability programs and putting those programs into practice.
We've leveraged our experience and research insights – documented in the Digital Infrastructure Sustainability Series - to design this offering. Our Sustainability Strategy Gap Analysis benchmarks your strategy against Uptime’s recommendations presented in the series.
Components of Our Sustainability Strategy Gap Analysis
Site Location and Design
Facilities Energy Use
IT Systems Energy Use
Cloud and Colocation Sustainability
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reductions
Sustainability Strategy Gap Analysis Engagement and Deliverables
The analysis can be conducted on-site or remotely, depending on the needs and organization of the customer. Many sustainability teams span multiple physical locations - so details can be discussed at the time of engagement.
The analysis itself will be conducted over the course of several days, incorporating interviews with staff and leadership, as well as review of existing documentation and practices.
The final report will be delivered as a gap analysis, including practical guidance based upon Uptime Institute's real world digital infrastructure experience, identifying gaps in your current approach - and prioritized recommendations to address those gaps.