Colt Data Centre Services: Colt outlines 2030 carbon neutral goals for a greener future

Sep 17, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Colt Group is the latest tech company to announce its green goals. It has outlined 2030 as its deadline to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across all its operations. Its goals have been informed by comprehensive, science-based emissions reduction targets, which were approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

Both Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, according to the pledge, will be reduced by 46% in the next couple of decades, and the data center company will also be working with suppliers to reduce its Scope 3 emissions too. This, it says, will help it limit its impact on global warming.

In addition to this, the company has also set interim targets, which include:
  • 75% renewable electricity for all sites globally by 2023
  • 93% of supply chain emissions aligned to 1.5C SBT by 2025
  • 38% electric vehicles in company fleet by 2025 and 75% by 2030
  • 100% switch to renewable gas by 2030

Keri Gilder, CEO at Colt Technology Services, commented, "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. I am thrilled to mark this milestone and commit to science-based targets.

Adding: "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."

Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO at Colt Data Centre Services said: "Our business has a substantial impact on the planet, and I am delighted to announce that we are embarking on our journey to achieve global net zero carbon emissions for all of our operations in Colt DCS by 2030. This is just the beginning, our Sustainability strategy will continue to ensure we are a key partner of choice for the biggest hyperscale customers in the world. I have full confidence that we are well-equipped to take ambitious action in the decade ahead to meet the Paris Agreement and the Global Goals, having responded to the biggest industry challenges over the last 20 years.

Discussing the company's commitment to its green goals, he said: "For us, climate action is about creating long-term value while reducing emissions accurately and credibly. Only then can we help deliver the global carbon reductions needed to avoid catastrophic effects of climate change."