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Colt Data Centre Services cuts emissions by 40%

Colt Data Centre Services cuts emissions by 40%

Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS), a global provider of hyperscale and large enterprise data centre solutions, says it has reduced its global absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, compared to its 2019 base year.

The firm has released its second 2023 Sustainability Highlights Report. The slash in gas emissions, says the company, means Colt DCS is currently on track to reach its 1.5 degrees Celsius 2030 climate targets, approved by the Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi).

To sustain momentum in delivering on its ESG strategy, Colt DCS says it is showing progress towards its long-term goal to reach net zero emissions by 2045. The business is undertaking actions such as renewable energy procurement and energy efficiency initiatives.

It is prioritising close collaboration with its suppliers and customers to make sure it is decarbonising across its entire value chain. Zero waste in operations and conserving natural resources is also a priority to prevent environmental degradation, it says.

100% renewable electricity is now used in Europe and India. There was also a 67% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions compared to 2019, and a 38% reduction in absolute Scope 3 emissions compared to 2019.

All new data centre builds in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Mumbai have been or will be constructed using reference design guidelines, that enhance environmental sustainability performance, said Colt.

Niclas Sanfridsson, chief executive officer at Colt DCS, said: “Designing, building, and operating our 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.”