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West Africa’s Rack Centre racks up additional certification

By , Portals editor
Nigeria , 24 Aug 2022

Rack Centre, an Actis majority-owned carrier and cloud -neutral Tier III datacentre, has secured BSI ISO 45001 certification.

In a statement the company explained that the certification is an international standard for health and safety work developed by national and international committees, independent of governments.

It is designed to help organisations implement a safe working environment for their employees and will amongst other benefits enable Rack Centre to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and create better, safer working conditions.

The certification also covers Rack Centre’s datacentre campus expansion which increases the current datacentre capacity from 1.5MW to 13MW and is slated for delivery in 2023.

Rack Centre COO Ezekiel Egboye said “We welcome this new addition to our array of BSI ISO certifications as it demonstrates vividly Rack Centre’s commitment to the safety of its workplace and a conducive environment for the workforce. We will continuously evaluate and improve our practices, to ensure we provide a safe environment for our workforce, clients, and community.

Rack Centre adds this latest certification to a list already secured including the ISO 9001-2015 Quality Management System; the ISO/IEC 27001:2013, an Information Security Management System and the ISO 22301-2012, Business Continuity Management Certification.

In June this year Rack Centre become the first International Finance Corporation (IFC) EDGE-certified datacentre in EMEA.

EDGE, an innovation of IFC, member of the World Bank group, is a preeminent international green certification system that focuses on empowering developers of residential and commercial buildings to deliver resource efficient buildings. 

The focus is on efficiency and affordability to enable developers and builders to quickly identify the most effective strategies to achieve energy saving, water saving and embodied energy materials.

The certification recognises the significant savings the centre will achieve in energy and water use, incorporated as part of the design to expand the facility’s IT load from 1.5MW to 13MW.

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