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Sustainability programmes save 4,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions through 3 million positive actions in 2020

Participants in sustainability engagement programmes spanning the private and public sectors have achieved a milestone three million positive actions in 2020 and prevented 4.2 million kilograms of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. The programmes, designed and provided by sustainability ...

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Compass supports Prince Charles’ new Terra Carta “Earth Charter”

Compass Group has welcomed the launch of the Terra Carta – the Earth Charter – from HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative. The Terra Carta provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and ...

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Crown Estate sets target to become net zero by 2030

The Crown Estate has outlined its commitment to address the environmental emergency by aligning to the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Climate Agreement, with a target to become a net zero carbon business by 2030 and climate positive thereafter. It ...

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Construction Playbook has green recovery at heart

New plans on how government will work with the construction sector to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and greener have been launched. In 2018, public sector works contributed some £117 billion to the UK economy, as ...

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Mitie launches five step guide to net zero carbon emissions

Mitie has launched its new step-by-step guide to reaching net zero carbon emissions, the Plan Zero Playbook. Following five phases, the ‘A to E process’, the Playbook is designed to demonstrate to businesses, big or small, how to create a ...

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Interserve JV reduces landfill waste by 97 per cent

Interserve joint venture Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has recycled 66 per cent of waste and diverted 97 per cent from landfill in 2019/20 after implementing a range of measures to minimise its environmental impact. Landmarc is the Defence Infrastructure Organisation ...

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Bartlett Mitchell achieves second year certification to The Planet Mark

Independent catering business, Bartlett Mitchell, has reduced its emissions by 22.3 tCO2 in its second year of carbon footprint reporting with The Planet Mark – a certification programme recognising commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. Certification to the programme is ...

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World CleanUp Day: ISS urges employees to clean up their digital waste in the fight against reducing global CO2 emissions

ISS is encouraging thousands of its 400,000 employees world-wide to participate in a digital clean-up week in support of World CleanUp Day (19 September) through its ‘Drive to 100 Environmental Campaign’. Email, junk folders, obsolete archived digital files and old ...

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World Green Building Council celebrates milestone in Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced that the total number of signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment has reached 100, marking a doubling of participation in the programme in just over one year. The Commitment is ...

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Mitie launches Plan Zero City Landscaping Service

Mitie has launched a Plan Zero City Landscaping Service designed to deliver sustainable services for customers with net zero carbon ambitions, by helping reduce emissions in high-pollution areas such as cities and urban environments. The service uses only electric vehicles ...

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