Decarbonization for a Sustainable Future
2021 Chindata Group Environmental, Social and Governance Report
There is only one Earth that mankind calls home, and promoting sustainability by reducing energy consumption is tantamount to care for our homes. Chindata Group, as the responsible corporate citizen, will continue the green operations and build an industrial ecosystem that co-exists with nature by cooperation and innovation, making our own contributions towards ecological civilization and the shared vision for all humanity.

At Chinadata, empowering the green low-carbon development of our business and creating a better life with computing are our two intrinsic goals. We were one of the first in the industry to set out a 100% renewable energy target and a Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, which we have incorporated into our whole life cycle green development strategy, underpinned by the enablers of: green site selection, green design, green procurement, green manufacturing, and green operation. We are also working closely with partners on both the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain in pursuit of sustainable growth; while making significant cuts in our energy consumption, and increasing our green energy utilization ration to do our part to attain China’s national goal of carbon peak and carbon neutrality, and meet the net zero emission targets set out in the Paris Agreement.

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In line with the “zero carbon emission” concept, we have set forth our DATA ESG Strategy built on decarbonization leadership (Decarbonization), alignment with ecosystem (Alignment), driven by technology (Technology) and advanced attitude (Advanced), so as to promote the development and progress of the data center industry.

Leader in Full Life Cycle Decarbonization

Data centers provide data storage, computing power, and applications that are powering the digital transformation of all industries. With growing business demand comes greater challenges to the green development of data center industry. Chindata’s DATA ESG Strategy System addresses these challenges, and propels us to the forefront of the industry in zero-carbon development. Through green site selection, green construction, and green operation, we are advancing the low-carbon transformation of data centers, creating green data centers with the capacity to convert electric power into computing power in the most efficient way possible.

Carbon Neutrality Goals

Chindata Group pledges that by 2030 all of its next-generation hyperscale data centers in China will be powered by 100% renewable energy solution; by 2040, its global data centers will be powered by 100% green energy.
“Three-in-One” Strategy for Site Selection of Hyperscale Data Centers
A Pioneer in Creating and Using Prefabricated Single-story Frame Structure Solutions for Hyperscale Data Centers
In site selection, Chindata take factors such as energy distribution, distance from users, business network connectivity into consideration, ensuring they conform to the principles of a ‘three-in-one” strategy which integrates energy flow, business flow, and data flow. To optimize energy flow, we prioritize areas with easy access to renewable energy and regions with a higher rate of wind power curtailment, which gives our data centers a green advantage.

Chindata Group is committed to staying ahead in green building innovation, and is a pioneer in creating and using prefabricated single-story frame structure solutions for hyperscale data centers. The Group designed and constructed the first high-rise data center in China based on a multi-story building model, as well as China’s first large scale shipping container building model, which does away with building on land, effectively reducing environmental impact and energy consumption during the construction process.

2021 Key Operating Metrics

Guided by the vision of our founder, we strive to make the data center industry more environmental-friendly and cost-effective based on our next-generation hyperscale data center solutions characterized by centralization of resources, standardization of infrastructure development and modular design philosophy.
Total IT capacity

Chindata Group focused on the building and operating of carrier-neutral hyperscale data centers. As of the end of 2022, Chindata Group has a total IT capacity of 673 MW, a 38% increase year on year.

Average annual PUE

According to a 2021 data survey released by global authoritative data center standards organization, Uptime Institute, the average PUE of global hyperscale data centers is 1.57. For Chindata, the annual average operating PUE over the last three years has been 1.21, 1.22, and 1.21, respectively, markedly lower than the industry average.

Approved and pending patents

By the end of 2021, Chindata was in possession of and had applied for a total of 280 patents, a number which has been steadily increasing over the past three years and places the Group in a leading position in the industry.

The Principles of Diversity, Equality, Openness, and Inclusiveness

Chindata believes that outstanding talents are the primary force for corporate development over the long term. Based on the principles of diversity, equality, openness, and inclusiveness, Chindata continuously optimizes its talent management system, attracting and retaining talent and designing a talent development mechanism in line with our corporate culture. Chindata nurtures employees’ spirit of being proactive, pragmatic and accountable, and provides employees with a competitive international platform for development. Talent is a critical strategic resource and Chindata Group is dedicated to growing and developing together with its people.
The Group prioritizes the training and development of operation and maintenance talents, and is dedicated to build a talent pipeline to ensure the long-term operational stability and efficiency of our data centers. To improve the professional and practical abilities of the operation and maintenance team, training courses dedicated to high/low voltage certification, special equipment certification, fire protection facilities certification, and PMP certification,
In addition to improving internal training system, Chindata Group supports and encourages employees to improve themselves continuously by reimbursing their external training expenses. The Group has formulated the Chindata Incentive Measures for Employee Certification and Training to reimburse examination fees or fees for external certification.
Chindata Group has established a data protection warranty system, with an improved security system, risk management strategies, reliable backup system for disaster recovery, and supply chain safety management in order to provide our clients with safe and reliable products and services.
Data privacy and security are equally important to clients. To this end, Chindata Group has developed a code of conduct and standards to guarantee the confidentiality of information, such as the Management Regulations on Employee Information Security and the Management Regulations on Cyber Security. In 2021, the company received zero complaints on the violation of client privacy or loss of client data.
  • 48
    Employee Training Frequency
  • 100%
    Proportion of Employees Trained
  • 62510
    Total Training Hours
  • 52
    Training Hours per Person
Chindata Group has established a sound corporate governance structure. To ensure steady growth in and compliance in our business, we continually work on consolidating responsibilities and demarcating clear boundaries, and have established a system of governance integrating corporate governance, compliance, internal control and risk management, business ethics, and supply chain management, in an effort to lay a solid foundation for our sound development in the long run.

Business ethics are of utmost importance to Chindata Group. All directors, management, and employees are required to foster an honest, trustworthy and upright operation environment. For anti-fraud purposes, the Group continues to refine the complaint and reporting mechanism, announcing the reporting channels in accordance to the Chindata Group Reporting and Investigation Regulations, and ensures regular maintenance of these channels. The handling process of reported cases has been improved and put into trial operation before its official launch. To protect whistleblowers, the Group undertakes responsibility for the fairness of the handling process and results, and protecting the personal privacy of whistleblowers, and cracking down on retaliation.
  • 1,210Suppliers were added to the Group’s supplier management system
  • 100%Signed the Chindata Group Sunshine Supply Chain Rules


  • The Pan-Beijing Area
    Guanting Lake Big Data Industrial Campus
  • The Pan-Beijing Area
    Taihang Mountain Energy and Information Technology Industrial Campus
  • The Pan-Beijing Area
    HQ Huailai

Explore to Convert Electric Power into Computing Power in the Most Efficient Way

As a technology-driven company, we conduct extensive research on cutting-edge technology and dynamically deploy them in areas such as renewable energy, green data center design and construction, and digital computing power. The Group has been an industry leader in the number of patents for many years and holds multiple patents in technologies in big data, cloud computing, computer graphical interface, mechanical equipment, power distribution system, renewable energy, data centers, and building construction. As of December 31, 2021, the Group has 280 pending and approved patents, including patents for invention, external design, utility models, 38 software copyrights, and 44 trademarks.In the future, Chindata Group will further explore various approaches for corporations to extensively participate in renewable energy reformation, take part in development of power station and seek investment opportunities into clean energy so as to power our data centers with 100% environmental friendly renewable energy.
Chindata’s Initiative on Environmental Friendliness
  • Chindata Group Joins RE100, Committing to 100% Renewable Power in Its Global Data Centers by 2040
    BEIJING, September 22, 2021 -- Marking the first anniversary of China’s pledge to hit peak emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, Chindata Group, a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, is officially joining the RE100 initiative on 22 September 2021. The company also announces its 2040 carbon neutral goals, wherein all of its next-generation hyperscale data centers around the globe will be powered by 100% renewable energy solutions by 2040.
  • Chindata Group’s Taihang Mountain Campus Tops China’s Carbon Neutral Data Center Awards
    Taihang Mountain Energy and Information Technology Industrial Campus of the Pan-Beijing Area, provided by Chindata Group (Nasdaq: CD), has won first prize of Carbon Neutral Data Centers initiated by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), the Press Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Open Data Center Committee (ODCC).
  • Chindata Group tops Greenpeace renewable energy rankings in China's tech industry
    Chindata Group (NASDAQ: CD), the only carrier-neutral digital infrastructure platform in the Asia-Pacific region, once again scored first (85 out of 100) in the latest clean energy rankings among the China's tech industry with a perfect score (40 out of 40) on renewable energy performance.
  • Chindata Group Releases 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report
    Chindata Group (Nasdaq: CD), a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, has released its second annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report today, which highlights the company's 2020 ESG results towards its 2030 carbon-neutrality goal and digital-inclusiveness vision.
  • Chindata Group Scores the Highest on Greenpeace Latest Renewable Energy Ranking among China’s Tech Giants
    On January 9th, 2020, the international environment campaigning group Greenpeace, together with the North China Electric Power University, released Clean Cloud 2020: Tracking Renewable Energy Use in China’s Tech Industry. Chindata Group topped the list with a score of 80 out of 100, showing that its efforts in sustainability development has gained recognition by third party organizations.
  • Chindata Group Pledges to 100% Renewable Power Target
    Chindata Group recently announced its commitment to environmental protection as its responsibility, always pursuing green leadership, and building hyperscale ecological clusters powered by 100% renewable energy as the company's long-term sustainable development goals, striving to build a more green and low-carbon world.
  • Chindata Creates 5A Certified Green Data Center for Customers
    Chindata assisted its customer's data center to become the first enterprise data center awarded with AAAAA certification of "data center green rating (operation category)
  • How Do Hyperscale IDCs Activate Green Energy Economy?
    Chindata was invited to attend the Conference as a leading digital real estate operator in the emerging market.

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