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First Net-Zero Pledge in Laundry and Textiles Services

Elis
24 August 2021
 

Leading workwear, linen, laundry and washroom services provider, Elis UK, has announced that it is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, in line with the UK government’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The company provides workwear, linen, and laundry services, as well as washroom services, to businesses of all sizes. It is the first laundry and textile services company in the UK to make a net-zero commitment.

 

"We’re looking forward to working with both customers and suppliers to meet this challenging objective"

 

– Mark Franklin
Operations Director, Elis UK

 

Elis rents its workwear and textiles to its customers, collecting used items, undertaking their laundry and any necessary maintenance, before returning them. Its circular economy approach, including the maintenance of textiles, to help ensure they are used for longer, its focus on designing waste out, its use of the latest technology and highly efficient industrial laundries, means that it is already providing its customers with a lower carbon footprint option.

 

Increasing Commitment to Sustainability

 

It’s responsible to set an example with progressive CSR targets, in order to make it abundantly clear that the future economy requires us not to stop at the first step. The company’s new commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 is the natural next rung on the ladder. It builds on Elis’s ambitious 2025 commitments, which include accelerating its development of innovative and responsible products and services, reducing its environmental footprint, and ensuring that it has a positive impact on its people and communities.

The commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 covers all emissions, including direct emissions from its operations, indirect emissions linked to the energy used in its operations and all other emissions linked to its activities. The company is investing in its operations, processes, logistics and supply chain to achieve its objective.

“Our customers are increasingly concerned about sustainability and climate change in their own operations and in their supply chains, just as we are at Elis,” said Mark Franklin, Company Operations Director for Elis UK. “Announcing both our intent to attain net-zero carbon emissions and the timescale we are targeting, makes us the first laundry and textile services company in the UK to make such a commitment. We’re looking forward to working with both customers and suppliers to meet this challenging objective.”

 

Picture: Elis workers at a facility.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 24 August 2021

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