atNorth is one of the fastest growing colocation data center and HPC cloud provider in the Nordics. We help our customers with products and services in the areas of IT infrastructure data center hosting, data center services, HPC and AI Infrastructure as a Service and HPC and AI managed services. atNorth originates from the first data center to be established in Iceland in 2010, Thor DC which was acquired by the Advania Group and to become an independent company in 2017.
From the start, atNorth has built services around sustainability and respectful use of resources to match sustainability with cost efficiency.
atNorth’s mission is that we aim to build a sustainable business that contributes to the local and global economy and take care of our community and our environment.
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atNorth’s overarching mission is to continue to innovate and develop a decarbonizing platform to support our customers with their environmental footprint and contribute to a more sustainable planet. atNorth has built its services to be environmentally responsible to provide organizations with a pathway to low-carbon digital operations.
“To have more compute for a better world, we must take better care of our environment, employees and customers. Our sustainability strategy, along with our goals and actions, will have the sole purpose of creating a positive impact on the world.”
To be the partner of choice, developing and delivering a high-performance, de-carbonizing platform, for organizations wishing to lower their carbon footprint, we developed a Sustainability Policy in line with our business.
Our Sustainability Policy outlines our responsibility to the environment, society and the economy:
Using energy from renewable sources in all our operations is a key step to maintain low GHG emission and reduce overall carbon footprint.
Minimizing all waste is a critical initiative for atNorth as well as continuing to drive innovation and deploy circular economy principles.
atNorth’s mission is to build a sustainable business that contributes to the surrounding community.
Sustainability and innovation are our guiding principles. We will continue to innovate, develop and create a future proof de-carbonizing platform.
Based on our company values, atNorth have outlined a set of goals and objectives to guide the company’s sustainability agenda for the next five years.
We will continually report against these targets and seek to align our measures with global standards including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
In partnership with Sweden’s energy provider, Stockholm Exergi, the atNorth SWE01 campus captures the heat outputs generated by the site’s data halls, recycling all residual heat through the district heating plant to provide heat and hot water for local residents. The initiative has helped:
Learn more about this sustainable partnership.
Contributing to the local community has always been fundamental to our underlying values. atNorth supports relevant sustainability initiatives that matter most to our business and align with our sustainability policy. Emphasis is placed on selecting projects that focus on innovation in the energy and technology sector, prevention activities, supporting marginal groups and the protection of the environment.
“With atNorth, we have already seen our CO2 emissions decrease by 85% and energy usage halved, which is paving a clear path to radically changing the digital footprint of our entire IT infrastructure.”
“Sustainability is a core pillar across all of our operations, and our partnership with atNorth has helped us work towards our goals to minimize our carbon footprint and commit to a circular economy wherever possible.”