Data centres are the tangible assets where cloud and internet technologies live and interact and users connect to digital access services. As a result, data centres have become the transactional foundation of our modern society and the global digital economy. As data centre operators, we see a breadth of opportunities for data centres to support decarbonisation through digitalisation, and ensure the global economy has access to advanced technologies to innovate and grow sustainably. Data centres can also play a key role in decarbonising Europe’s energy system by enabling the development of new renewable energy on the electric grid, providing carbon-free system services to the grid, and supporting heat recovery and reuse where possible and practical. Moreover, by operating in a manner that uses resources most efficiently and sustainably, we are confident that we can support a shared digital and climate-neutral future.