CtrlS, Asia’s largest Rated-4 Hyperscale Data Center, announced that it has been awarded the most prestigious ASSOCHAM Award for Sustainability Excellence in Energy Management. CtrlS joins an impressive slate of awardees that include organizations, projects who have adopted sustainable practices to efficiently manage energy consumption and reduce carbon footprint.
The current and past winners of ASSOCHAM awards include SAP, Tata Consultancy Services, L&T, Cognizant, Ashok Leyland, ONGC, SBI Life Insurance, JK Tyre, Tata Capital, ICICI Foundation, NTPC, PayTM and others who have made efforts to integrate economic, environmental, and social objectives alongside the company’s operations and growth.
BV Naidu, Chairman of ASSOCHAM Southern Region & Karnataka State Development Council & Managing Director of StartupXeed “We congratulate CtrlS Datacenters for bagging the award for excellence in energy management and making a positive impact during the COVID-19 Pandemic from March 2020 through their innovative and sustainability initiatives in their datacenter operations.”
Being carbon neutral is CtrlS’ major goal. The company believes in handing over a safer, greener and better earth to the next generation and hence, ‘Caring for Planet Earth’ is an integral part of CtrlS DNA. The company has undertaken 200 innovations and 25 green initiatives to reduce carbon footprint and dependency on fossil fuels. CtrlS has also engineered 80 innovations in energy efficiency and sustainability space, which has reduced the PUE to 1.35. CtrlS is working on reducing electricity consumption, water conservation and re-cycling of waste of every sort. The company aims at being a paperless office, eliminate plastic usage, reduce carbon dioxide, increase usage of renewable energy, and waste management. The company is also building a Solar Plant spread across 500 acres, the largest ever by an Indian Datacenter aimed at replacing conventional sources of energy, this is a part of the clean energy drive by the company.
Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO and the Green Man of Indian Datacenters said, “We are delighted to receive the ASSOCHAM Award for Sustainability Excellence in Energy Management. This award stands as a testimony to our commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability efforts. The average surface temperature has increased to 1.8 degree Celsius between the year 1800 and now, leading to changes in weather patterns and disturbing balance of nature. Our 80 innovations in the energy efficiency space have thus focused on reducing carbon emissions, deploying clean energy, reducing air pollution, recycling e-waste, eliminating paper usage, conserving water and recycling the same. We express our sincere thanks to the ASSOCHAM jury for bestowing this honour upon us, and we will continue our efforts to make planet a safe and beautiful place to live. ”
The 2022 ASSOCHAM Awards recognize companies that have made a positive impact through their innovative and sustainable CSR & sustainability initiatives. ASSOCHAM as an apex chamber of the nation has been regularly engaging itself with the policy makers to bring desired reforms for building an eco-system of sustainability both socially and economically.