The landscape of data management and connectivity is ever evolving. So too are the expectations for trust, security and sustainability in our industry. Our customers rely on us to provide industry-leading solutions in connectivity. And they expect us to uphold the highest standards of transparency and accountability. That’s why Cologix has made well-respected certifications an integral part of our business. Our dedication to certification and the accountability and transparency those certifications demand help us earn the trust of our customers, partners and stakeholders, and form a key foundational element of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.
Understanding the Landscape: SOC, PCI, HIPAA, ISO, EcoVadis and Energy Star
Certifications of any kind are more than badges on our website. Whether in data security, compliance or sustainability, certifications prove our commitment to high standards for excellence in our industry. Through third-party verification of SOC, PCI, HIPPA, ISO, EcoVadis and Energy Star and dedication to our ESG initiatives, we aim to build trust, enhance security and foster sustainability that supports us to grow and scale responsibly.
- Service Organization Control: Building Trust and Credibility
Service Organization Control (SOC) certification is at the heart of our commitment to data security at Cologix. It goes beyond mere compliance; it’s a holistic approach to safeguarding sensitive information. Our dedication to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of customer data is unwavering. SOC 1 & 2 certifications mean our data security measures are not static. They are adaptive, ensuring continuous improvement and resilience in our facilities.
- PCI Compliance: Fortifying Payment Card Data Protection
Cologix facilities are compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). This means protecting our customers’ payment card data, reducing the risk of data breaches. Our customers can rest assured our infrastructure protects payment card data, backed by comprehensive controls and stringent security measures.
- Healthcare Compliance: Safeguarding Critical Data
For customers in the healthcare industry, data security is a legal and ethical imperative. Cologix has implemented a comprehensive set of administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This includes robust company policies and procedures, state-of-the-art access control systems, physical security measures like security cameras and 24×7 security guards, multi-factor authentication for relevant systems and encryption of all data.
- ISO 27001: A Pillar of Data Security
ISO 27001 establishes robust, adaptive and resilient information security management systems founded. Founded on principles of risk management and continuous improvement. It demonstrates our continuous commitment to confidentiality, integrity and availability of our customers’ data.
Data privacy and security is one of Cologix’s most important commitments to good governance. Each year, we outline the steps we have taken in this important material topic in our ESG Report’s Governance section. SOC, PCI, HIPPA and ISO certifications support our sustainability efforts by assessing and managing data security risk and driving operational effectiveness. They also underscore our commitment to both data security and sustainability as we grow.
Raising the Bar: Driving Operational Excellence Through Sustainable Practices
As we continue to grow our ESG practices, pursuing external certifications in key areas of focus keep our program at the top of its game globally.
- EcoVadis: Driving Responsibility and Resilience
In 2023, Cologix earned EcoVadis’ Silver Medal in recognition of our sustainability efforts. EcoVadis is a globally recognized platform that monitors the sustainability performance of companies in every sector. Their framework assesses a company’s work across environment, labor and human rights, ethics, sustainable procurement and other areas. EcoVadis also compares our progress to industry peers, giving us valuable insights into where we stand and where we can improve across key sustainability criteria.
- Energy Star Certification: Walking Our Talk
Energy Star certification is part of our effort to achieve carbon neutrality in Scope 1 and Scope 2 by 2030. In 2023, we received Energy Star certification for four of our facilities: COL1, COL2, COL3, and SV1.
Energy Star and EcoVadis play pivotal roles in Cologix’s pursuit of operational excellence. These accolades show our adherence to rigorous industry benchmarks. They reflect our commitment to meeting the highest operational and environmental standards in our industry. We are also implementing LEED Certification in new builds at Cologix. Our new Montreal building will target LEED Gold with its completion in 2024.
Our Journey Continues
At Cologix, we understand that building trust and driving security and sustainability are not a one-time achievement but a continuous journey. Our certifications, compliance efforts and sustainability initiatives demonstrate our unwavering commitment to excellence in every facet of our operations. We look forward to continuing this journey and upholding the standards that matter most to our customers.