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NTT Data: Sustainability News, Milestones, IT Services Partnerships and Net Zero Timeline

April 30, 2024 by Joe Panettieri

NTT Data expects to be carbon neutral by 2040. How will the IT service provider and global technology consulting firm reach that long-term goal?

David Costa, chief sustainability business offer for the merged NTT Data-NTT

The timeline below, updated regularly, documents NTT Data's net zero GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions goals. Moreover, we closely track the company's partnerships and green IT services -- which are designed to help end-customers with their net zero goals.

Here's the timeline. Check back regularly for updates.

April 2024

  • April 27, 2024 - Sustainable Device as a Service (DaaS):The company launched a Sustainable Device as a Service to help customers reduce PC-related carbon emissions. The effort, which leverages HP Managed Device Services, "can be a significant contributor in driving down carbon emissions by up to 35% and provide up to 15% cost savings when it comes to TCO of laptops," NTT Data said.
  • Three Focus Areas: The IT services company launched a new corporate sustainability strategy focused on three pillars -- prosperity, planet and people positive.
  • Targets Approved:  NTT DATA Group has obtained approval for its Net-Zero targets from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

March 2024

Multiple updates...

  • Data Center Expansion: The company's Global Data Centers division will develop and operate a third data center campus in Berlin. This addition is part of NTT DATA’s global expansion efforts to "meet a growing demand for data usage and computation, with over $10 billion in data center growth projected for fiscal years 2023-27 across key markets around the globe," the company said.
  • Data Centers - Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)NTT has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with TEPCO Energy Partner and Promedia. The deal allows NTT to power its Mitaka Data Center EAST with solar energy.

February 2024

Multiple updates...

  • Partnership - Edge Applications: NTT DATA and Schneider Electric have partnered to integrate Edge, Private 5G, IOT, and Modular Data Centers. The effort supports Generative AI applications deployed at the edge, the two firms said.
  • Investment - Data Centers: TC Global Investments Americas LLC, a group company of Tokyo Century, is investing in NTT Global Data Centers Americas' Chicago data center campus. The campus will consist of three data centers and deliver a total of 104MW critical IT capacity, the companies said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Data Center - Paris: NTT Ltd.'s Global Data Centers division will develop and operate its first data center campus in the Paris market, the company said. The move is part of the company’s $10 billion-plus investment in data center growth for fiscal years 2023-27, while driving towards achieving NTT’s net-zero emissions target for its own operations -- including sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2030, the company said. NTT Ltd. part of NT Data, is an infrastructure and services company serving 65% of the Fortune Global 500 and over 75% of the Fortune Global 100.

January 2024

Multiple updates...

  • Partnership - Environmental Monitoring: NTT and ClimateForce are partnering to "create the world’s first Smart Rainforest using NTT’s Smart Management Platform technology," the organizations said. The effort aims to "regenerate a section of Australia's Daintree Rainforest and establish sustainable and cost-effective models for environmental restoration efforts around the world," the firms added.
  • Talent: BIP has hired NTT Data veteran Roei Haberman to succeed Chris Laslett as UK CEO. Laslett shifts to chairman. BIP, a multinational consultancy with 5,000 employees worldwide, offers management consulting, digital transformation and sustainability services.
  • IT Services and Real Estate: NTT DATA and Mark Development have launched a pilot program focused smart solutions for sustainability living. The tech effort focuses on mixed-use communities that combine housing, retail, office and community uses

November 2023

Multiple updates...

October 2023: NTT Data and NTT Merger

When NTT Data and NTT complete their long-planned merger in April 2024, David Costa will become chief sustainability business officer (CSBO) for the entire company, the firm announced.

July 2023

The company launched the NTT Green & Food Corporation, a company using artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and other information communications technology (ICT) to "develop more efficient and sustainable food production systems."

May 2023

NTT partnered with Cisco Systems partnered to promote IoT (Internet of Things) as a service capabilities that help customers meet their sustainability goals.

April 2023

The company partnered with NEC and NEC Platforms on multiple fronts to promote the decarbonation of society. The effort reinforces how some IT companies and energy companies are connecting the dots between information technology and sustainability.

January 2023: NTT Data-Microsoft Sustainability Partnersship

Partnered with e-Magic and Microsoft to launch a sustainability application that leverages Microsoft Azure Digital Twins technology.

Check back regularly for updates.

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