Colt Technology Services is a very sustainability focused company

Colt Technology Services is a very sustainability focused company

 June 24, 2024

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Colt Technology Services commitment to sustainability shines brightly in the company's latest Sustainability Report.

The digital infrastructure company has now published its third Sustainability Report tracking the company's progress against targets in the areas of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), and against longer-term targets to net-zero.

A commitment to reaching sustainability targets

Colt CEO Keri Gilder

“Colt is a company that cares deeply, which is why we focus on sustainability by design. `We can change the world' is one of our values, and it informs, shapes and inspires everything we do. Nowhere is this better reflected than in our latest Sustainability Report. The passion and tremendous energy we have as a business to do better for our planet, our people and our customers can be seen on every page, in every metric and in every stride towards our goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’re making to build a better world," commened Colt Technology Services Cheif Executive Officer Keri Gilder.

Colt launched an ambitious ESG strategy, secured the highest EcoVadis rating for the second consecutive year, and achieved 'A-' and 'A' Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ratings for sustainability and supplier engagement. These and further achievements are highlighted in the report as Colt welcomes 1,000 new employees and integrates new technologies and geographies following its acquisition of Lumen EMEA in 2023, a strategic move providing customers with global scale and technology innovation, generating sustained growth for Colt.

Empowering Colt's communities through education and inclusion

Colt Technology Services Sustainability Report

Some of the highlights outlined in the report include:

  • launch of a Global Social Impact Strategy that aims to empower Colt’s communities through digital education and inclusion
  • 24% year-over-year increase in employee volunteering days, with 867 days given by employees to volunteer at external charities and initiatives in 2023
  • Flexible First, Connection Days and Culture Buddy program as positive contributors to inclusive company culture
  • Programs and plans including:
    • Gender Action Plan to improve gender balance throughout the business
    • RISE, a programme for emerging talent from underrepresented backgrounds
    • Allyship in Action programme aimed at bringing allyship to life
    • Optimising Accessibility, a five-year accessibility improvement plan
    • Neurodiversity research and awareness
    • Menopause Reframed, menopause awareness campaign
    • Pride cross-company collaboration, supporting LGBTQ+ colleagues in tech
    • Participation in TC4RE, the technology community for Racial Equality
  • Colt was awarded the ISO27701 certification for its privacy information management system in 2023 (an extension of ISO27001)
  • Colt received the highest level of certification under Spain’s Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS), the National Security Scheme, an achievement reflecting commitment to the protection of information and customer security
  • Colt has joined Stop Scams UK, an industry-led collaboration of responsible businesses from across the banking, telecoms and technology sectors that have come together to ‘help stop scams at source’

Delivering industry-leading customer experience

Powered by amazing people and like-minded partners, Colt is driven by its purpose: to put the power of the digital universe in the hands of its customers, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

Since 1992, Colt has set itself apart through its deep commitment to its customers, growing from its heritage in the City of London to a global business spanning over 40 countries, with over 6,000 employees and more than 80 offices around the world. Colt’s customers benefit from expansive digital infrastructure connecting 32,000 buildings across 230 cities, more than 50 Metropolitan Area Networks and over 250 Points of Presence across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North America’s largest business hubs. Obsessed with delivering industry-leading customer experience, Colt is guided by its dedication to customer innovation, by its values, and its responsibility to its customers, partners, people and the planet.

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