We help our customers and suppliers reduce their impact on the environment by creating more environmentally friendly, energy efficient technology service alternatives.
Colt’s Network, Voice and Data Centre services support lower emissions for our customers.
We are well positioned to support our customers’ own sustainability agenda, providing them with services based on our energy efficient infrastructures that can help them reduce their overall emissions.
Our Procurement and Supply department has surveyed the CSR activity of our top strategic suppliers. Our assessment included a number of ethical and environmental control measures, improving our existing knowledge of our strategic suppliers’ CSR programmes and our capability to prevent CSR-related risks in our supply chain.
Understanding how important CSR is to our customers, we too are also compliant to supplier surveys sharing and demonstrating our commitment to the environment, our global workforce and our own supply chain practices.
We understand the role we play not only in our local community but also the global industry of technology. We have worked hard to ensure our sustainable activities help to make Colt an energy efficient company. As an active member of the EU Code of Conduct aligned with our data centre services line of business we also contribute annually to the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). These memberships are enhanced with continuous improvement by our operations team for efficiency and effectiveness.
Our environmental management system is now integrated with our safety management system to provide further efficiency improvements.
To manage our environmental impact, we continued with our energy efficiency programme which now shows a reduction of 17,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, as well as €4.6m in power costs per annum1 for the period 2010–2014. This was driven by a 2010–2014 PUE reduction of 19% across 72 major sites, including both data centres and our telecommunications nodes, with total estimated savings of 49.8 GWh power consumption (2014: 2.4GW).
Gold rating from Ecovadis
We are making excellent progress with our environmental and sustainability priorities. CSR experts EcoVadis awarded us “Gold” score card status after evaluating our overall CSR programme.
In particular, EcoVadis was impressed with Colt’s successful energy efficiency programme, which has delivered over 17,000 tonnes of CO2 savings over the past four years, supporting our commitment to continuously mitigate our environmental impact.