Jul 29, 2021|

JD Cloud’s Data Center Awarded as Carbon-Reduction Innovator


by Vivian Yang

JD Cloud won an innovation award for its low-carbon data center in Suqian of Jiangsu province and has been certified as an excellent carbon disclosure internet and tech company in the latest evaluation of data centers’ carbon emission performance organized by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), publicity center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) on July 13th in Beijing.

“The fast development of digital transformation in many industries has driven up energy consumption for data centers,” said Liqiang Gao, president of JD Cloud. “We have been adopting technological innovation and clean energy in operating JD’s data centers across China to go digital and green in our carbon reduction efforts.”

JD Cloud has taken measures in four main areas to cut its data center carbon emission, including improving power usage effectiveness (PUE) by adopting frequency conversion products in all water pumps and fans; careful disposal of waste water and batteries; adoption of photovoltaic and solar power in its industrial parks and self-developing high-performance liquid-cooled servers, and equipping IoT devices at scale to optimize the efficiency of the electric system and more.

In recent years JD has been committed to sustainability, as outlined in its recent ESG report published earlier this year, and as early as 2018, in its Sustainability Report 2018-2020.  In October 2019, JD Logistics announced to join Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), becoming the first Chinese logistics company to join this initiative. In November 2020, it made the commitment to reduce 50% carbon emissions by 2030, a target that has been approved and listed on SBTi’s website.