Colt Data Centre Services, a carrier-neutral data center and cloud services provider, has just announced that its operations across the UK and Europe are now fully powered by 100% renewable energy.

As part of the company’s effort to cut down carbon emission across its 17 data centers in Europe and the UK to zero, Colt has further established a global “Green Team” within its existing workforce who have already implemented several initiatives including minimizing the use of plastic bottles and cups across its entire facility, the use of more efficient LED lighting within its data centers and offices, as well as promoting cycling initiatives for the company’s employee base.

“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. At Colt DCS, we believe the responsibility lies with us as an industry to lead the way, generate our own high standards for sustainability, and present [them] to governments. That is why we are currently developing impactful, science-based metrics that we can hold ourselves accountable to,” said Scott Balloch, Director of Energy and Sustainability at Colt Data Centre Services (DCS).

Alongside this announcement, Colt DCS has also pledged to provide green power to its sister company Colt Technology Services and its customers in the UK and European region, setting emission reduction targets which are expected to be finalized in 2021.

“We couldn’t be prouder that Colt DCS is transforming the way that we operate by ensuring we are using renewable power across all our European and UK sites. Together we are embarking on a critical journey to become more sustainable. As an industry who has a significant impact on the environment, we have to make the changes to ensure we are doing everything we can to ensure our carbon footprint is reduced and we are creating a future we can be proud of,” said Caroline Griffin Pain, General Counsel for Colt.

Colt’s global hyperscale data centers and hybrid cloud infrastructures are spread across sites in the UK, Europe and Asia pacific.