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Mitie Commits To Plan Zero

Mitie Commits To Plan Zero
10th April 2020
 

Simon King, Mitie's new Director of Sustainability, is behind the company's “Plan Zero” commitment to reach zero carbon by 2025 –  which the company claims is an FM industry first – and 25 years ahead of the UK government’s 2050 target. 

The commitment will be focused around three key pillars to create maximum impact by drawing on expertise from within Mitie’s business. The “Plan Zero” blueprint will be leveraged across Mitie’s public and private sector clients to support both their individual and the UK’s wider business ambitions.

 

“The climate emergency is a problem that we all need to take responsibility for. If we have any chance of solving it, then businesses need to take bold action now. Plan Zero is Mitie's ambitious 2025 commitment, to lead the way, not just within our own industry but across wider UK business too."

–Simon King

Director of Sustainability, Mitie

Three pillars

 

  • Eliminate carbon emissions from power and transport
  • Eradicate non-sustainable waste
  • Enhance inefficient buildings to meet the highest environmental standards

In power and transport, for example, Mitie will, in addition to a current commitment to switching their fleet to electric vehicles, pledge to decarbonise their heating systems and switch to 100% renewable electricity, as well as using smart building technology to maximise energy efficiency.

 

Single-use

 

Mitie will also remove all single-use materials from the business by embracing the circular economy through initiatives such as closed-loop paper recycling and only using natural, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products. Mitie will also improve biodiversity at all its sites helping ecosystems flourish.

 

Helping clients

 

Plan Zero draws on expertise from across all areas of Mitie’s business including renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, efficient buildings, waste reduction and EV transition. Using the “Plan Zero” blueprint, Mitie intends to apply its capabilities to help clients achieve their own net zero carbon targets with a package of new services designed specifically to help more clients address these sustainability challenges.

 

Promise to protect the planet

 

King concluded: “We’re putting the expertise within our business into action. We’re stepping up the rollout of our electric fleet, powering our buildings with renewables and championing the circular economy. Plan Zero is our promise to protect the planet and leave it in a better condition than we found it.”

 

Picture: One of Mitie's "Plan Zero" pillars is to eliminate carbon emissions from power and transport

Article written by Brian Shillibeer – published 10th April 2020

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