Alongside becoming a member of The Climate Group’s EV100 and EP100 initiatives, Mitie has now signed up to its third initiative the RE100, committing to use only renewable energy across all its sites.
Companies joining RE100 must target 100 per cent renewable electricity use by 2050. However, Mitie has already achieved this goal by switching to 100 per cent renewable energy across its business. This pledge to only use 100 per cent renewable energy sources is a key part of Mitie’s Plan Zero commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025.
RE100 is a global initiative led by the international non-profit The Climate Group to bring together companies committed to only using renewable electricity by 2050. Having signed-up to EV100 in 2019, Mitie committed to convert its entire fleet to electric vehicles, and EP100 in 2020, with the promise to double its energy productivity over the next 25 years.
In addition to its commitment to only use renewable energy across all its sites, Mitie is developing new systems allowing it to pay directly for the electricity employees use at home to charge their Mitie electric vehicles (EV). This will ensure that Mitie’s EV fleet will be truly carbon neutral, as only renewable energy will be used to charge electric vehicles. It will also allow Mitie to track energy consumption right across the business, so that it can identify more ways to maximise the company’s energy productivity.
As part of its Plan Zero commitment, Mitie says it will use its expertise in renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure and efficient buildings to support its clients as they work to achieve their own sustainability and zero carbon goals. Through Mitie Energy the company is already supporting its customers by procuring their renewable energy as well as helping them to reduce their energy consumption, for example by installing sophisticated building management systems, transitioning to zero-carbon fleets or decarbonising heating systems.
Simon King, Director of Sustainability and Social Value at Mitie, said: “Having already switched to 100 per cent renewable energy across our business, we’re driving ahead with our fully electric fleet and well on our way to fulfilling our Plan Zero pledge to eliminate carbon emissions from both power and transport.
“The obvious next step is to use our experience and expertise to support our clients in switching to renewable energy and achieving their own net zero targets.”
Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, added: “We are pleased to welcome Mitie on board to RE100 and applaud their work on switching to 100 per cent renewable energy across their business. Mitie’s membership of all three of The Climate Group’s business initiatives shows that they are serious about sustainability and are taking leadership on clean power.
“We urge others in the sector to follow their lead and make the commitment to renewable electricity.”
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