Top rating places Colt in 1% of global businesses for sustainability, reached less than 12 months after Colt achieves EcoVadis Gold standard
London, UK 17 October 2022– Colt Group, comprising Colt Technology Services and Colt Data Centre Services, today announced it has been awarded a Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the world-leading sustainability ratings provider, for its environment, social and governance (ESG) performance. The highest-possible rating builds on Colt’s achievement of Gold status less than 12 months ago and recognises its deep commitment to policies, action and results around sustainability.
EcoVadis partners with more than 100,000 companies from over 200 industries across 175 countries to deliver the world’s most credible, trusted sustainability ratings. The latest ranking positions Colt in the 98th percentile with a score of 75 out of 100, taking into account ratings for action and commitment in four key categories: environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.
Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services, said, “We’re incredibly excited to join the top 1% of EcoVadis partners awarded platinum status. It’s a fantastic endorsement of the work we’re doing to drive meaningful, long-lasting change for our people and our planet. Colt is a company that cares deeply, and while we are still on our ESG journey, we’re thrilled to have reached this important milestone.”
Kelsey Hopkinson, ESG Director, Colt Technology Services, said, “ESG is our North Star – it guides everything we do, so we’re delighted to be awarded the very best rating from EcoVadis. We want to make the world a better place, and we’ll continue to strive for an inclusive, more sustainable shared future that is fairer for us all.”
Colt’s firm commitment to ESG spans its business. Its ESG report, published in June, details science-based targets and the measures it is taking to deliver a positive impact on environmental sustainability. These include its journey to Net Zero, its reduction in emissions, its focus on renewables and its pledge to the Circular Economy. Underpinning this is Colt’s drive to create an equitable workplace where everyone can thrive.
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 more than 1000+ data centres and over 31,000 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 220 cities in more than 32 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 https://colt.net.
Anne Amlot – Head of PR