Churchill Group has appointed Hannah Dales as Group Environment Manager to spearhead the company’s environmental strategy, ensuring it is embedded in everyday working practices and it underpins decision-making throughout the business.
Organisations are constantly being encouraged to do what they can to lessen their environmental impact, whether through new laws or customer demand. A recent report from American Express found that 91 per cent of UK adults want companies to address environmental issues. As a national FM provider, Churchill says it is ideally placed to support businesses across a broad range of sectors.
Churchill’s key group objectives include:
- Being a transparent, credible, sustainably managed business
- Setting clear environmental targets with year-on-year reporting metrics
- Reducing environmental impacts from operational activities
To date, Churchill has signed up to the Sustainable Facilities Management Index, added new products to its sustainable range, saved 64 metrics tonnes of single use plastic and won the Ecovadis silver award. Dales will build on this success and support Churchill’s 2022 goals which include 100 per cent recycling facilities in all offices and a 25 per cent reduction of waste going to landfill.
Dales has extensive experience in her field. She has an undergraduate Masters in Environmental Sciences from the University of Southampton and joins from her role as Environment Manager for Old Oak Common station at High Speed Two. Key successes in that role included developing an environmental sustainability strategy, achieving net zero for station design, and ensuring that both design and construction were fully compliant with environmental regulations.
Commenting on her new appointment, Dales said: “I’m truly excited to join Churchill and the FM industry. It touches on so many communities and business sectors that we are in a unique position to be able to make wide-reaching environmental gains. Churchill has ambitious goals and I want to ensure that we are always pushing ourselves to be an environmental leader in FM.”
Chris Williams, group QHSE+S director at The Churchill Group, commented: “Hannah joins us at a pivotal time for the business. We have set ourselves ambitious ESG targets along with a commitment to track, report and be transparent on our progress. Hannah has a proven track record and we’re sure she can help Churchill achieve its objectives.”