Colt DCS Sustainability Report Shows Decarbonisation Advance

Colt DCS is engaging in renewable energy procurement and energy efficiency initiatives
Colt Data Centre, a global provider of hyperscale and large enterprise data centre solutions, has released its 2023 Sustainability Highlights Report

In its 2023 Sustainability report, Colt Data Centre Service has shown that it is on track to reach its 1.5 degrees Celsius 2030 climate target, approved by the Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi). The company has also reduced its global greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, compared to its 2019 base year. 

Colt DCS’ long-term goal is to reach net zero emissions by 2045. In order to achieve this, the business is procuring renewable energy and partaking in energy efficiency initiatives. 

In addition to this, the company is collaborating with its suppliers and its customers, to ensure its decarbonisation goal reaches across the whole value chain.

From renewable energy to being an employer of choice

Key features from the 2023 Sustainability Highlights Report include: 

  • 100% renewable electricity in Europe and India
  • 67% reduction in absolute Scope 1 & 2 emissions, compared to 2019
  • 38% reduction in absolute Scope 3 emissions, compared to 2019 

The launch of Colt DCS’ AIM Framework - which serves as the foundation of its vision to become an employer of choice - has seen 83% of employees affirm Colt DCS as an excellent place to work, alongside a global customer satisfaction (NPS) score of 74. 

In addition to this, Colt DCS has scored an “A” rating CDP Climate and Platinum score for EcoVadis.

“I want to extend my gratitude to our valued customers, partners, and dedicated employees. Your support and collaboration has been instrumental in achieving this significant progress in our sustainability goals,” said CEO Niclas Sanfridsson. “Data centres are the backbone of our global digital economy and a vital component of modern society. Designing, building, and operating these facilities with sustainability at the core has never been more crucial. Today, achieving our vision - to be the most trusted and customer- centric data centre operator in the industry - means investing in a future that is better for people, places and the planet.”

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Building sustainable operations and hitting green targets

Quy Nguyen, Vice President, Sales and Solutions, Colt DCS spoke to Data Centre Magazine about data centre markets and the company's APAC expansion. 

“We focus on building sustainable relationships with partners locally, and this allows us to increase and accelerate our presence in those markets,” said Quy. “However, location is not the only factor we consider. There is a plethora of underlying site selection criteria including scalability of the site, power availability, low environmental risks and potential for sustainable operations.”

After Colt DCS announced the sale of twelve data centre colocation sites across Europe to AtlasEdge Data Centres, Niclas discussed meeting sustainability targets.

“We are committed to ensuring a sustainable business model for the future and this latest deal will improve the returns on investment across our portfolio, which can then be reinvested into the business,” he said. 

Demand for data storage and cloud capabilities has never been higher and so is the need for businesses to scale and find capacity. By Cold DCS restructuring and focusing on its hyperscale facilities, the company can meet its customers’ needs on-demand with true scalability and efficiency, while meeting their sustainability targets.

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