Exclusive Video: NTT Global Data Centres Net Zero Commitment

Director of Sustainability at NTT GDC Marientina Laina shares her company’s net zero solutions and how others can follow suit at Data Centre LIVE 2023

Marientina Laina is NTT Global Data Centers’ Director of Sustainability. An experienced environmental professional, Laina has extensive experience in consulting, policy analysis and research. Before joining NTT in October 2022, Laina held senior consultancy roles - some revolving specifically around sustainability - at the likes of Schneider Electric and Deloitte.

Speaking at Data Centre LIVE back in May, Laina’s keynote Connected Planet: Our net zero commitment focused on the industry’s commitment to net zero and the value of reducing emissions from operations, NTT’s sustainability themes and specific strategies to meet net zero targets by both 2030 and 2040 and the use of renewable energy, operational efficiency, sustainable delivery, and collaboration with suppliers and clients - as well as initiatives already under way.

Connected Planet: NTT DC's Net Zero Commitment with Marientina Laina

“Our net zero commitment is about reducing emissions, reducing our emissions from our operations, but also across our value chain,” she said, highlighting NTT’s commitment to net zero. NTT has pledged to reduce at least 42% of its total greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and at least 90% by 2040.

She also advocated for working with clients and partners on this endeavour, stressing it is not something that can be tackled alone. With data centres playing an important role in supporting clients' digital transformation journeys, she added: “How we work with our clients and also with our suppliers, we need to make sure that we are all on the same sustainability journey.”

“As I mentioned the beginning of my presentation, we're quite mindful of the fact that it is not just about data centre operators and power, it is also about the role that we can play in a world where we help our clients with digital services, that we provide for their own transformation and having a positive impact in our community as well,” Laina stated in her keynote backing up her point on the need for collaboration.


And she also took a moment to focus on the other benefits of operating sustainably - namely the impact on efficiency. “In the spirit of good practice as well, we have recently deployed liquid immersion cooling and direct contact liquid cooling technologies, which has contributed to increasing efficiency up to 30%.” Here, NTT is not only streamlining its efficiency with a more effective cooling system in place, but it is an approach with steadfast environmental benefits, too. 


By implementing sustainable design practices - whether in new facilities or improving existing sites - the efficiency of the data centres can be continually improved.

You can read a summary of the top 10 takeaways from Laina’s keynote here.

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