London, UK, 21 June, 2022 – Colt Group today released its first Sustainability Report, which looks at how the company is delivering a positive impact – both internally and externally – from its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments and its ambitious targets to help drive those impacts forward by what it does as a company.
The report, which follows GRI Standards from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – one of the most recognised international standards used for companies to produce non-financial reports – also showcases the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Colt Group has contributed to the most in 2021.
It highlights how the company takes full accountability for its emissions and sets out Colt Group’s clear goal of becoming a market leader in sustainability and driving positive change in the technology industry by reducing emissions and helping customers in their sustainability journey. This includes the company’s near-term emissions reduction targets approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2021.
In addition to business and technology goals, the report underlines Colt Group’s commitment to its employees and the I&D agenda, believing that it performs better if employees come from different backgrounds and work in an environment of inclusion, where everyone can thrive.
Colt’s CEO Keri Gilder, said: “Our sustainability commitments are front and centre of how we do business, and this is very much emphasised in the report. While this is the first time Colt has published information about ESG activity externally, it builds on elements we’ve already discussed and are core to our business, including our Carbon strategy, I&D programmes, and CSR initiatives.”
“Sustainability is all about collaboration and identifying our impact across the entire value chain. What we do can deliver positive impacts for our customers, as well as Colt, which is why we continue to focus on this across the business,” Gilder continued.
“2021 marked a significant shift in our global sustainability journey. We stand together with our colleagues in Colt Technology Services to promote sustainable measures to protect our planet, protect human rights, and develop a diverse and inclusive working environment for our people, all whilst adhering to high moral business conduct through our strict corporate compliance measures. We are on an exciting journey with our sustainability programme, and our customers, partners, and suppliers will be able to see transparently how working with a socially responsible provider will enable them, in turn, to successfully reach their own sustainability targets,” added Colt Data Centre Services CEO Niclas Sanfridsson.
For further information about Colt Group’s Sustainability Report, visit https://www.colt.net/about/environmental-sustainability/.
Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity– taking what’s always been in its DNA to enable customers’ success. The Colt IQ Network connects 1000+ data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.
Colt understands today’s shifting connectivity requirements and provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to ensure enterprises can thrive. Customers include data-intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).
Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in the sector, and because of this, it’s able to put its customers’ needs at its core. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.
Nola Pocock – VP Global Communications