Colt DCS hires Scott Balloch as new director of energy and sustainability

As part of his role as energy and sustainability director, new Colt DCS hire Balloch will oversee the company’s global energy and sustainability strategy, ensuring that sustainability is a priority focus in all business operations, and that goals in this area are achieved.

Initiatives to be set out by Colt DCS for improving energy efficiency include global science-based targets for carbon reduction, and a stronger focus on renewable power supplies and waste.

Balloch will bring 12 years’ experience in energy and sustainability management, having previously served as director of the energy and environmental unit at BT, leading the company’s environmental risk and carbon programme.

The hiring of Balloch will bolster Colt DCS’s aim to improve its own environmental impact, but also that of its customers.

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“Hyperscale data centres are a rapidly growing and extremely exciting industry sector,” said Balloch. “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 of Colt DCS, commented: “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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Aaron Hurst

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