Mitie has been awarded Gold Certification by Masternaut in recognition of the company’s success in reducing carbon emissions of its fleet.
Mitie has cut CO2 by 770 tonnes – the equivalent to planting almost 800 trees across its whole fleet through a range of fleet initiatives. This has included the introduction of a new Driver Risk Management Framework, to improve driver behaviour and offering training to encourage fuel-efficient driving, as well as the installation of speed limiters across its commercial vehicles.
Over the year, Mitie has also moved to more fuel-efficient models in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, subsequently announcing an industry-leading commitment to move 20 per cent of its car and small van fleet to 100 per cent electric models by 2020. This commitment alone will see Mitie cut its CO2 emissions by a further 4,000 tonnes a year – the equivalent to planting enough trees to cover twice the size of Sherwood Forest.
The business has also pledged to switch every company vehicle to an electric model by 2030 (subject to the availability and affordability of the right vehicles and adequate public charging infrastructure) – with its fleet responsible for 93 per cent of Mitie’s CO2 emissions, this will have a massive impact on the company’s overall carbon footprint.
Simon King, Fleet and Procurement Director, Mitie, said: “It’s gratifying to see our holistic view to CO2 reduction, ranging from the vehicles we choose to how we train our drivers, recognised by Masternaut with this Gold certification. With our commitment to switch 20per cent of our car and small van fleet to electric by 2020, I’m excited to be building on these already impressive carbon savings in 2019.”
Independently verified by the Energy Savings Trust, Masternaut’s Fleet CO2 Certification is calculated by analysing telematics data from each vehicle in the Mitie Fleet, to track fuel consumption and how much CO2is emitted over the year, compared to the previous 12 months.