Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability for Mitie is supported in-house by our Energy businesses which alongside our Waste business provides specialist dedicated end to end advice, reporting and active solutions to enable the business to meet our sustainability goals and objectives.

Our consultancy team specialises in Low Carbon Technologies, Workplace Strategy, Wellbeing and Environmental Performance. In addition, our Landscaping business has dedicated resource in Bio-diversity assessments and Carbon Sequestration projects such as living walls and green roof installations.

Carbon and environmental reporting for Mitie Group is undertaken by Jason Roberts, Head of Sustainability & Compliance in Mitie Energy. Jason is an accredited Low Carbon Consultant (Cibse register LCEA132377).

Carbon

In FY 2018/19, Mitie produced 36,087 tCO2 Scope 1 and 2.

Following the achievement of our 2020 carbon target a year early, we will be using 2019 as our new baseline year for our Plan Zero initiative to be net zero carbon by 2025.

Mitie work on our client sites, therefore our significant energy use (96%) comes from diesel fuel from our >5000 strong vehicle fleet. We report Scope 3 emissions within the ‘Mitie Group Environmental Data’ section below.

Mitie Environmental Sustainability

Mitie have a Sustainability Policy (MG(Pol)003 that covers the environment, energy, carbon and social value. The policy is owned by Jason Roberts (Head of Sustainability for Mitie Energy) and is reviewed and updated annually. The Policy is signed by the CEO Phil Bentley.

Mitie Group are certified and operate within an ISO14001 Environmental Management System.

Mitie Energy are certified and operate within an ISO50001 Energy Management System.

Mitie hold the Carbon Trust Standard with a score of 81% for carbon management, the highest mark within the UK FM sector and a 4% increase on the previous submission.

Mitie have reported to the Carbon Disclosure Project for the last 10 years and will continue to do so. Mitie are also subject to report to the CDP Supply Chain by a number of clients.

In the face of rising fuel costs, stricter emissions targets and a need to address climate change, fleet electrification marks a dramatic step towards reducing the financial and environmental cost of doing business. In December 2018, Mitie became the first major UK FM provider to launch an electric vehicle (EV) fleet. By 2020, 20% (717) of our compact vans and cars will be fully electric.

We are a member of EV100, with the commitment to fully electrify our fleet by 2030* in our drive to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

We are also members of:

Go Ultra Low

Clean Van Commitment.

Mitie are reducing our fuel consumption year on year. Current fleet initiatives include:

  • Route Planning to minimise unnecessary travel
  • Speed Limiters on all commercial vehicles (68mph)
  • Telematics, including speed enforcement policy
  • Vehicle Selection to limit engine size to less than 110g/kmCO2
  • Driver Training that promotes safe, economical driving
  • Driver Awards to recognise good driving behaviour
  • Mileage Capture App that can monitor driver behaviour (speed, acceleration, harsh braking)
  • Carbon Avoidance via a strategic partnership with Microsoft (Skype / Teams)
  • Connected Workspace providing remote BMS connection to reduce travel to site

Mitie partner with sustainability software and learning specialists Ditto Sustainability to deliver personalised training programmes for our employees and customers. A core component of this partnership is the provision of the CPD accredited ‘ResourceAware’ eLearning platform covering Energy, Water and Waste. Further bespoke modules include Sustainable Transport, Plastics, Social Value and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Greenhouse Gas (‘GHG’) Emissions as detailed in the 2018/19 annual Report.

Mitie have been actively recording and managing our GHG emissions since 2010 when we set an ambitious target to reduce our scope 1 and 2 carbon footprint intensity by 35%. We continue to report our total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually using the financial control approach.

Our methodology aligns with Defra’s Environmental reporting guidelines and uses the government’s greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors to quantify emissions. To date we have reduced our emissions intensity by 37.4% against our 2010 baseline and 7.3% against last year. Our absolute emissions have also decreased by 19.5% against our 2010 baseline year.

Following the achievement of our 2020 carbon target a year early, we will be using 2019 as our new baseline year for our Plan Zero initiative to be net zero carbon by 2025.

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We have achieved a year on year reduction in our carbon intensity trend.

Our effort to reduce our carbon emissions focuses on reducing the impact of our fleet which contributes to 96% of our total scope 1 and 2 footprint; this year we have pledged to run at least 20 percent of our company small van and car fleet using electric vehicles within the next two years, and 100% by 2025.

We are amidst a fleet transformation project to standardise our current vehicles with newer more efficient vehicles, part of this project has been to ensure that all commercial vehicles are installed with Telematics to improve driver behaviour.

EcoVadis is a provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. We hold a Gold Award.

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  • Company Type: Supplier (B Member)
  • Company Name (Local Language): Mitie Group (Utilyx Ltd)

Plan Zero

We have launched a new industry-leading ‘Plan Zero’ commitment, pledging that we will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025.

Plan Zero is focused around three key pillars, encompassing the key areas of environmental impact for our business, with specific targets to:

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

Social Value & Responsible Business

As a responsible business that embraces the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we seek to unlock social value that creates positive economic, environmental and social impacts.

This bold ambition ensures that we play our part in delivering the exceptional, every day for our customers, our people, the communities we support and the world in which we live.

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