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Data centre certifications, awards and memberships

Our commitment to industry leading standards.

Global Switch's focus on driving and retaining quality across our global portfolio of data centres is integral to delivering a best in class service that meets and exceeds customers' requirements. Our policies, procedures and controls are aligned to globally recognised best practice, driven by the continual improvement in the quality of the service we offer our customers, our impact on the environment, the regard for our employees, and the constant management of business risks.

Key ISO standards and certifications for data centres held by Global Switch:

Quality Management:
ISO 9001:2008

Global Switch seeks to provide a high quality service to its customers that meets and exceeds their expectations through specialist, robust, critical environment processes and procedures that minimise their risk and maximise uptime. All Global Switch data centres are ISO 9001:2008 certified having successfully defined and implemented the Global Switch quality management systems, which include the incorporation of and commitment to best practice methodology.

Environmental Management:
ISO 14001:2004

Global Switch is committed to reducing the impact of all of its data centres on the environment through our energy efficiently programmes aimed at reducing carbon emissions and providing green energy solutions to its customers. Certification of ISO 14001:2004 across all of Global Switch's data centres demonstrates the effective management of environmental responsibilities.

Information Security Management: ISO 27001:2013

Global Switch is committed to providing a highly secure environment for its customers and in keeping its assets, including people, processes and IT systems safe and secure. Global Switch Sydney is certified to 27001:2013 and all other Global Switch data centres are currently transitioning from 27001:2005 to 27001:2013, enabling a systematic approach to security information management across all our locations.

Energy Management:
ISO 50001:2011

Through certification to ISO 50001:2011, Global Switch Madrid has established best practice systems and processes to continuously improve the efficiency and performance of energy usage. The ISO 50001:2011 framework includes the development of an energy efficiency policy, the measurement of energy-efficient systems and planning of energy management strategies.

Occupational Health and Safety Management: OHSAS 18001:2007

As an owner and operator of mission critical environments, Global Switch has health and safety management at the core of its operational best practices. OHSAS 18001:2007 defines the best practice requirements across all Global Switch data centres for occupational health and safety management providing a framework to identify, manage and minimise risks to our customers, staff, and other stakeholders.

The following certifications, awards and memberships are also held or targeted by existing sites and developments across the Global Switch portfolio:

International Standards for Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402
International Standards for Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402

Global Switch Amsterdam is certified to ISAE 3402, an international standard that provides customers with transparency and clarity with regard to internal financial reporting controls. As part of this, Global Switch makes available to customers and their auditors a comprehensive independent auditor's report, that covers our internal control systems with respect to housing services for customers' ICT infrastructures.

AWS Direct Connect partner
AWS Direct Connect partner

Global Switch's partnership with AWS Direct Connect provides further options for customers seeking to implement cloud solutions. Whether a large enterprise or a start-up experiencing significant growth, all can benefit from leveraging the AWS Direct Connect capabilities offered by Global Switch.

AMS-IX partner
AMS-IX partner

AMS-IX, the world's largest internet exchange is present in Global Switch Amsterdam. With impressive levels of resilience, our customers are able to take advantage of world class peering and connectivity services.

Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)

The first stage of Global Switch's planned expansion of its Amsterdam data centre achieved a BREEAM-NL Rating of Very Good. BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, setting the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance.

Carbon Saver Gold Standard
Carbon Saver Gold Standard

Global Switch has a comprehensive energy management strategy and works closely with its customers to reduce its collective carbon footprint. Global Switch London has recently been re-accredited with the Gold Carbon Saver Standard having demonstrated continuous reduction in carbon emissions over the previous five years.

Membership of the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme in the United Kingdom
Membership of the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme in
the United Kingdom

As the first large scale, carrier neutral, multi tenanted data centre provider in London to participate in the Climate Change Agreement (CCA), Global Switch's London customers are not liable for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) payments. This scheme targets the sensible use of energy and annual targeted improvements.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The first stage of Global Switch Sydney East has achieved a LEED Gold certification. LEED is a green building certification recognised across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building. LEED recognises best-in-class building strategies and practices.