Sustainability is becoming a very important aspect of business within our organizations and also the associated supply chain. Teraco is a leased datacenter provider in South Africa with a innovative approach and commitment to sustainability, aligned with VMware Zero Carbon Committed within their underlying infrastructure they are able to offer Cloud Providers a base infrastructure that allows them, delivering Cloud Verified Cloud stacks to obtain the VMware Zero Carbon Committed validation as well.
As we see more when enterprises move workloads from on-premises datacenters into public clouds, their responsibility shifts from Scope 1 (direct emissions) and 2 (indirect from the generation of purchased energy) into Scope 3 (all indirect emissions (not included in scope 2) that occur in the upstream and downstream supply chains of the reporting company).
Essentially the cloud provider becomes accountable for Scope 1 and Scope 2 stewardship for the customer. Cloud carbon tracking with programs like Zero Carbon Committed is becoming more necessary because customers want to know the environmental impact of choices they make in their upstream supply chains.