Colt DCS Launches New ESG Strategy Report

Colt DCS has announced its new ESG strategy in the 2022 Sustainability Highlights report across three strategic focus areas: Decarbonisation, Connecting People and Safeguarding the Company.

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS), a leading provider of data centre solutions, has released its latest Sustainability Highlight report for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2022. The report focuses on key areas such as decarbonization, connectivity, and operational safeguards. Colt DCS has achieved remarkable reductions in emissions, with a 52% decrease in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and a 28% reduction in Scope 3 emissions compared to 2019. These achievements highlight Colt DCS’ commitment to sustainable practices as a leading data centre provider.

Other notable highlights from the report include a 30% reduction in emissions across all scopes since 2019, an impressive global Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 72, and the procurement of 100% renewable energy in all European data centre sites. Colt DCS is dedicated to minimizing its environmental impact, promoting social responsibility, and driving positive change in the data centre industry. The company’s sustainability goals are supported by all stakeholders, and they remain committed to continuous improvement and advancing their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy in the years ahead.

The 2022 Sustainability Highlights report underscores Colt DCS’ significant accomplishments in ESG for the year, demonstrating their commitment to reaching Net Zero by 2045. With partnerships like EcoVadis and a top 1% sustainability rating, Colt DCS sets industry standards in ESG practices. The report was prepared in collaboration with the Colt Group, comprising Colt Data Centre Services and Colt Technology Services.

Colt DCS has prioritized decarbonization as a key pillar in its ESG strategy. The company’s sustainability targets, approved by the Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi) in alignment with the Net Zero Standard, have resulted in a 30% reduction in carbon footprint since 2019, equivalent to approximately 186,487 tonnes of CO2e. This reduction is supported by the use of 100% renewable energy in their UK and European data centres, as well as effective engagement with suppliers and implementation of innovative cooling technologies. Colt DCS also ensures that their new data centres adhere to global environmental requirements.

In addition to environmental sustainability, Colt DCS emphasizes social engagement. The company recognizes the importance of stakeholder engagement, including customers, suppliers, local communities, and employees, to make a positive impact in the regions where they operate. Colt DCS encourages employee engagement and collaborates with local charities through employee-led CSR teams to support fundraising initiatives and volunteering opportunities. The company values its workforce’s contributions from local communities, such as contractors and service providers involved in data centre construction.

Effective governance is also crucial for Colt DCS in achieving its inclusion goals. The company introduced Wellbeing Days during the pandemic to prioritize the mental and physical health of its employees. They achieved a 78% engagement rate in the People Matter survey, which highlighted strengths in diversity and inclusion, customer focus, empowerment, sustainable engagement, and well-being. Colt DCS aims to foster an inclusive culture that values diversity of thought, represents the communities it operates in, and implements equitable business practices.

Alongside stakeholder engagement, Colt DCS prioritizes exceptional client service across its data centre portfolio. The company achieved an impressive global Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 72 in 2022, reflecting its commitment to becoming the most trusted and customer-centric operator in the industry.

Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO at Colt Data Centre Services, said: “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.” Sanfridsson added that: “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.”

In conclusion, Colt Data Centre Services has made significant strides in sustainability, reducing emissions, prioritizing stakeholder engagement, fostering an inclusive culture, and delivering exceptional client service. Their commitment to environmental, social, and governance practices sets industry standards and paves the way for a more sustainable and inclusive future in the data centre industry.