Colt DCS launches new ESG strategy report

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has published its latest Sustainability Highlight report covering the entirety of 2022, which focuses on the three strategic areas of decarbonising the business, connecting people, and safeguarding the company’s operations.

According to the report, Colt DCS has achieved a 52 per cent reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 (market-based) emissions and a 28 per cent reduction in Scope 3 emissions (compared to 2019).

Some of the other key highlights from the Sustainability report include a 30 per cent reduction in emissions across all Scopes compared to 2019, achieving a global Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 72, and procuring 100 per cent renewable energy in all European data centre sites.

Colt DCS said that it has been working diligently to achieve its ambitious sustainability targets, as part of its ongoing commitment to minimise environmental impact, promoting social responsibility and driving positive change within the global data centre industry. Decarbonisation has been a primary focus for Colt DCS, and one of the key pillars in our ESG strategy. Its sustainability targets have been approved by the Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi) in alignment with the latest Net Zero Standard.

Colt DCS asserts that it has successfully reduced its carbon footprint by 30 per cent compared to the 2019 baseline, amounting to an estimated 186,487 tonnes of CO2e (Carbon dioxide equivalent). This reduction has been aided by the use of 100 per cent renewable energy across its UK and European data centres, all of which are 100 per cent carrier-neutral sites, engaging suppliers more effectively and implementing innovative cooling technologies. Moreover, Colt DCS ensures that its new data centres, such as their ongoing expansion in Paris, adhere to the environmental requirements set down in the Global Reference Design Document.

“We have made impressive strides towards achieving our sustainability goals and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our employees, customers and shareholders for their unwavering support.” Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO at Colt Data Centre Services, said. “Colt DCS has demonstrated remarkable dedication in delivering its sustainable hyperscale strategy while upholding its vision of being the most trusted and customer-centric data centre operator.”

Colt DCS’ ESG strategy goes beyond environmental sustainability and includes a strong focus on social engagement. The company said that it recognises the importance stakeholder engagement across its value chain, including customers, suppliers, local communities and employees, with the aim of making a lasting positive impact in the regions it operates in.

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