Colt Group, comprising Colt Technology Services and Colt Data Centre Services (DCS), has announced its commitment to achieving global net zero carbon for all its own operations by 2030. As a key player in the technology industry, this forms part of its ambitious journey to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy through developing new and existing technologies.
The company has set comprehensive, science-based emissions reduction targets approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). It will reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 46 per cent by 2030 and work closely with suppliers to significantly reduce Scope 3 emissions throughout its supply chain. The move is embedded in the company’s sustainability strategy, which is core to its DNA and future business strategy.
“As a business, we understand the urgency of taking action to drive positive changes in the technology industry and take full accountability for our emissions,” Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt Technology Services, said. “Colt’s goal line is clear, we aim to become a market leader in sustainability by not only reducing our own emissions but also assisting our customers in their own sustainability journeys.”
The extensive targets Colt Group has set include 75 per cent renewable electricity for all sites globally by 2023, 93 per cent of supply chain emissions aligned to 1.5C SBT by 2025, 38 per cent electric vehicles in the company fleet by 2025 and 75 per cent by 2030 as well as hundred per cent switch to renewable gas by 2030.
The climate strategy will focus on internal carbon reductions across its operations and services. This will mean measuring and disclosing their climate impact and reducing carbon emissions in line with what science says is needed. Any emissions they cannot reduce will be financed through high-integrity carbon removal offsetting.