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Colt DCS welcomes director of energy and sustainability

26th November 2020
Alex Lynn

Colt DCS has announced the appointment of its new Director of Energy and Sustainability, Scott Balloch. This announcement comes as Colt DCS continues to ramp up its commitment to energy efficiency, making sustainability a key strategic driver for its global operations.  

As part of his role, Balloch will spearhead Colt DCS’ global energy and sustainability strategy. He will play a key part in ensuring sustainability is a priority focus for the business as it expands its footprint across the globe. Balloch will also be responsible for ensuring the overall sustainability goals for the business are achieved. Some of the key new and exciting initiatives people can expect from Colt DCS include setting global science-based targets for carbon reduction, and taking strong action on renewable power supplies and waste.

As befits a company that aspires to be the most customer-centric Data Centre services provider, Colt DCS will position itself as a strong credible partner in helping its customers achieve their own sustainability goals.

Balloch comes with over 12 years’ experience in energy and sustainability management. Previously Director of the Energy and Environmental Unit at BT, he was responsible for the company’s environmental risk and carbon programme and the design and build of its network and data centre accommodation.

Explaining his reasons for choosing Colt DCS, Balloch said: “Hyperscale data centres are a rapidly growing and extremely exciting industry sector. For me, now is the key inflection point to drive sustainability and carbon reduction as a key strategic driver in the inevitable growth in this sector. It’s the right time to be doing this, the Colt DCS senior leadership team are extremely supportive, and I feel other firms will quickly follow Colt DCS’ lead. I really wanted to be at the forefront of that change.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Colt DCS team at such an exciting time. We are working hard to ensure sustainable operations across our international portfolio of facilities and I look forward to seeing what we are able to achieve in the coming months and years in making our business goals a reality.”

Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO at Colt DCS added: “We are excited to welcome Scott to the Colt DCS team. His years of experience and expertise within the energy and sustainability industry will be a valuable asset to us as we prioritise our goals towards being more green in our operations.”

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