Paris/San Francisco, September 8, 2022 – Platform.sh, a unified and secure enterprise platform for building, running and scaling web applications, today announced the appointment of Leah Goldfarb as Chief Environmental Impact Officer. In what is the first such hire for the PaaS industry, Goldfarb will oversee the company’s greener web hosting strategy as Platform.sh seeks to further reduce the digital carbon footprint of its large enterprise customers.
With a doctorate in atmospheric science, Goldfarb has spent two decades working in environmental science and policy. Prior to joining Platform.sh, Goldfarb held the position of Senior Scientific Officer in the Technical Support Unit of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and prior to that in as Scientific Officer at the International Science Council, liaising with the United Nations. around sustainable development. This appointment is a signal of Platform.sh’s intention to offer responsible website scaling and fleet management and become a more sustainable company. Under Goldfarb’s leadership, Platform.sh is currently in the B Corp certification process.
Thanks to the server density provided by Platform.sh, companies of all sizes can reduce their carbon emissions. Platform.sh uses proprietary technology to increase density by up to 12x and reduce power consumption by up to 10x. Data center location can also make a huge difference to CO2 emissions. Using the Platform.sh API, developers from companies like Nestlé can access environmental information to see which regions are using less CO2meaning they can make informed greener decisions and help improve their company’s digital carbon footprint.
Goldfarb will initially focus Platform.sh on measurement, then on continuous optimization: Currently, Platform.sh is looking to measure the impact of its customers’ carbon emissions, optimize deployments and further improve performance monitoring apps.
“Working in climate science and policy, I wrote reports for decision makers who weren’t always doing enough with the scientific information provided. I joined Platform.sh because the company and I have the same common goal, to have a positive impact on the environmentsaid Leah Goldfarb, environmental impact manager at Platform.sh. “While the ICT sector is estimated to be responsible for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is also in a unique place to make a difference when it comes to the planet due to its forward-thinking approach. avant-garde and of its scale. At Platform.sh, we want to play our part in helping to reduce emissions by limiting the emissions of companies and helping them to be more carbon-conscious.”
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Platform.sh is a unified, secure, enterprise-grade platform for building, running, and scaling web applications. Founded in 2015, the company is based in Paris and San Francisco. Platform.sh employs 340 people in 36 countries and is available in Europe, the United States and Asia, thanks to global partnerships with AWS, GCP, Azure, Orange and OVHcloud.
A member of the FrenchTech 120 and Gaia-X, Platform.sh was recently included in the FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies. Offering a 100% remote working environment, the company is certified “Great Place to Work” and counts prestigious brands such as Adobe Magento, Gap, Nestlé, Orange, The British Council, The Financial Times and Unicef among its customers. .
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