Mitie joins an exclusive group of organisations recognised for demonstrating best-in-class carbon reporting and environmental management having been awarded an ‘A’ score from CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).
Considered the ‘gold standard’ for environmental reporting globally, CPD reviews over 21,000 organisations’ carbon data each year, scoring them based on comprehensive reporting, management of environmental risks, environmental leadership and setting meaningful carbon reduction targets. This year, only around one per cent of these organisations received an ‘A’ score, earning them a place on the official ‘A List’, which is reserved for businesses exemplifying the highest standards of environmental transparency and progress towards reaching net zero.
Sherry Madera, CEO, CDP, commented: “It is only by laying the groundwork of disclosure that companies can show they are serious about the vital part they play in securing a net-zero, nature-positive future. Earning a place on the A List is about more than the score. It’s an indication of high quality, complete data that equips companies with a holistic view of their environmental impact, serves as a baseline for transition plans and – crucially – enables them to follow through on their ambitions. We look forward to seeing all companies turn their commitments into further and more meaningful and effective action.”
In addition to this, Mitie has also received a ‘Platinum Award’, the highest ranking, from the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) for the third year in a row. The SFMI is the only sustainability benchmark specifically designed for the UK’s facilities management sector. To achieve the highest ranking ‘Platinum Award’, businesses must show leadership in 23 categories including sustainability, social value, energy, health and safety, employee development and diversity, in three independent audits.
These achievements follow the release of Mitie’s ESG Report 2023 which shows positive progress across the pillars of its ESG strategy: Environment, People, Community, Responsible Supply Chain and Innovation. This includes Mitie becoming one of only 219 companies globally to have received validation from the SBTi for its carbon reduction targets.
The recognition by CDP and the SFMI also follows a number of other accreditations highlighting Mitie’s commitment to environmental leadership. This includes recently being named ‘Best Company for Carbon Transition’ at the Corporate ESG Awards 2023.
Peter Dickinson, Chief Legal Officer, Mitie said: “Being recognised for our ESG credentials amongst global organisations is true recognition of Mitie’s commitment to environmental leadership. Not only have we set our own ambitious target to reach net zero for our operations by 2025, but by leading the FM industry, we’re also amplifying our impact and helping other organisations develop and achieve their own sustainability goals through our ‘Decarbonisation, Delivered’ suite of products and services.”
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