We are making excellent progress with our environmental and sustainability priorities
Colt took another significant step in 2014 when CSR experts EcoVadis awarded us "Gold" Scorecard status after evaluating our overall CSR programme. EcoVadis helps companies to monitor the sustainability performance of their suppliers and we were pleased to learn that our score ranks in the top 5% in our industry and met all their requirements for a gold award recognising our significant progress from 2013 when we achieved the silver award.
The benchmark methodology examines 21 CSR related criteria within four categories: Environment, Labour Practices, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. Due to our energy-intensive activity, as a data centre services provider, Environment is a key focus for us. Here, we were benchmarked 70/100, one of the highest scores delivered by EcoVadis in our industry. This success was due to Colt's company policies, the endorsements of external CSR initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, as well as an analysis of certifications, measures and reporting in place.
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 the Company's commitment to continuously mitigate its environmental impact.