The multi-discipline facilities management company, has achieved certified carbon neutral by offsetting 1,285kg of CO2e.
Partnering with Ecologi, Ecoserv Group has offset its 2020 carbon footprint, covering scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, and will maintain neutral status while the company works towards its target of net zero by 2030.
“Our aim is to be Net Zero without the need to invest in carbon removal projects by 2030, but in the meantime this offsetting represents a major milestone in our sustainability journey,” explained Sally Ann Van Blerk, Group Sustainability and Brand Director at Ecoserv Group. “We are proud of the fact that this offsetting covers scope 3 hotspots including all commuting across our workforce and franchise offices, which is rare within the facilities management marketplace.”
Under the agreement with Ecologi, Ecoserv Group will support two climate projects that are directly impacting atmospheric CO2 levels. As a result, the company is making a funding contribution to a wind power plant in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam, that is generating 372,000 MWh of electricity annually, as well as helping to preserve 27,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest in Brazil.
Van Blerk added: “The race to net zero is really gearing up and as an organisation we want to be carbon positive as soon as possible. We will continue to offset where we cannot reduce or reduction remains an ongoing goal, but for us this is only a temporary solution. Last year we took steps to calculate our exact carbon footprint and establish science-based reduction targets, which will underpin our efforts this year to develop and implement effective carbon removal initiatives.”
FMJ & Advetec are on a mission to help FMs accelerate their NetZero plans – but it’s a process that must first start with lifting the blindfold, challenging the waste supply chain, being accountable and making great user of technology.
On the 26th January at 11am FMJ & Advetec are holding a webinar on how biotechnology can help FMs achieve their sustainability goals and reduce food waste.
FMJ Editor, Sara Bean, will be joined by:
- Dr Stephen Wise, Chief Strategic Development Officer, Advetec
- Rochelle Gee, Head of Property Services, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
- Ray Parmenter, CChem MRSC, MCIWM, CIWM: Head of Policy and Technical
- Chris Havers, Programme Director Acclaro Advisory & SFMI
Together they will discuss:
- The role of the circular economy in helping cut carbon emissions.
- Challenges and opportunities for FMs in managing waste to meet environment, social and governance (ESG).
- How the latest technology is available to help.
Click here to register.