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ISS awarded gold status for fleet efficiency

ISS UK has secured a top award from the Masternaut Fleet CO2 Certification Programme in the reduction of CO2 emissions and driving forward its green credentials in fleet management.

The facilities management services business has been awarded a gold rating from the Masternaut scheme which enables fleet operators to understand and reduce their emissions.

ISS has reduced its annual CO2 emissions by 199,589kg. This equates to an improvement of 5.76 per cent, compared to the previous year’s progress. Improvements also resulted in a better use of fuel which sees fleet fuel efficiency improved from 39.8 to 41.5 miles per gallon – a 4.25 per cent increase on 2017.

Tim Proctor, Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality & Corporate Responsibility for ISS UK, said: “At ISS, 79 per cent of our carbon footprint originates from diesel and petrol use in our vehicle fleet of 843 company cars and 1,578 vans.

“As outlined in our corporate responsibility strategy, ThinkForward@ISS, we’re fully focused on reducing our energy use and adopting innovative approaches to prepare our business and our customers for a future low-carbon economy.

“Masternaut’s latest certification is recognition of all the hard work we have been doing to improve our fleet efficiency and demonstrates that we are making a difference to climate change one of greatest challenges we face.”

Declan Clarke, Managing Director, ISS Technical Services, added: “We’re extremely proud to have been awarded the gold standard for carbon certification and to be recognised as a best-in-class emissions operator for the second year running.

“This is testament to our engineering teams, which account for a high proportion of ISS UK’s commercial fleet. In partnership with Masternaut, we’re able to successfully evaluate and more effectively manage our fleet performance – with a target to reduce all vehicle carbon emissions by 20% by 2022.”

Verified by the Energy Saving Trust, the certification scheme is awarded annually at three levels – gold, silver and bronze. To achieve gold, operators must achieve either a five per cent improvement on industry benchmarks (based on similar fleets) or demonstrate a five per cent reduction in emissions, compared to their own year-on-year figures.

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