VNET actively practices sustainable development, integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) management philosophy into major decisions of the Group, promotes high-quality development of the Group, and safeguards the interests of investors, customers, employees, communities and other stakeholders.


We believe in long-term commitments and responsibilities for our industry, environment, and society, as they are the foundation of our ongoing success in a highly competitive, ever-changing market. To this end, we always adhere to the national strategy, contribute to the economic and social development, and proactively improve our ESG management and performances. 


As a domestic leader and a global key player, VNET seeks to contribute to a greener, more prosperous and harmonious future with our partner. We strive to do so by leveraging our industrial resources, technological capacity, and operational know-how as we believe in a sustainable digital future for the world economy.

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SHIELD Sustainability System

As a member of UNGC, we pledge to support its Ten Principles and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To benchmark and align with SDGs, we have developed a sustainability system called SHIELD and integrated 18 identified sustainability issues into six implementation areas, namely Social, Human, Innovation, Environment, Leadership, and Development. We also supervise and assess our ESG performance in a holistic manner to improve our sustainability management.

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Actions
Highlights of sustainable development actions in 2021
100%
Nationwide customer satisfaction for the third consecutive year
0
Customer complaints
100%
Anti-corruption training coverage for directors, management and employees
28%
Female management ratio
3
Trusted cloud assessment certifications won
42
Number of patents applied
2
Data centers awarded "5A Green Data Center Ratings"
3
Data centers awarded "National Green Data Center"
1.37
Annual average PUE of stabilized data centers
Reports
VNET values the communication with stakeholders, identifies ESG topics that our stakeholders focus, and enhances the disclosure of these material issues through publishing regular reports to respond to stakeholders' expectations. This will increase trust and cooperation whilst jointly advancing the sustainable development of the Group and the society.
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Policies
Effective and comprehensive management system and policies are essential to achieving sustainable development. VNET consistently improves related policies to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability.
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