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Colt DCS flicks the green switch on UK and European operations

Written by Mon 8 Feb 2021

Data centre provider also working with sister Colt Technology Services to help customers improve sustainability

Colt DCS has announced its operations across the UK and Europe are now fully powered by renewable power.

The UK-based provider has also pledged to provide green power to sister company Colt Technology Services and its customers using Colt DCS data centres, positioning itself as a ‘strategic partner’ for businesses seeking to reduce their own carbon emissions.

Colt DCS said both itself and Colt Technology Services wanted to become ‘market-leaders’ in sustainability, and join a green wave of commitments made by data centre operators in recent months in response to growing scrutiny on the sector’s energy consumption.

The data centre provider, which currently operates 17 carrier neutral data centres across the UK and Europe, said it will set out “ambitious, science-based” emission reduction targets this year.

“Our accelerated transition to renewable energy is just the first step in our journey to becoming more sustainable as a business and industry, with much more to come,” said Colt DCS Director of Energy and Sustainability, Scott Balloch.

“We want to be leaders in changing the way the industry thinks about becoming more sustainable, and it’s something that is becoming increasingly important to people making informed decisions about what organisations they want to build and progress their careers with,” Balloch added.

“It is something that is important to a lot of the millennial workforce, so force is crucial to embed within our organisation in order to attract future talent.”

Last month, 42 European data centre companies and associations signed the Climate Neutral Data Pact, committing themselves to taking “specific steps to make data centres climate neutral by 2030”.

Written by Mon 8 Feb 2021


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