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Pareto FM achieves Carbon Neutral Status

Engineering and facilities services business Pareto has confirmed it has achieved carbon neutrality in 2022. Covering scope 1 and 2 activities, the accolade evidences that Pareto have successfully reduced, and thereafter, fully offset all greenhouse gas emissions. In 2022, initiatives included planting over 500 trees, removing more than 50kg of plastic from the ocean, funding wild gardens in schools and supporting organic honey production.

The full carbon offset was achieved predominantly via support of The Topaiyo Redd+ Project in Papua New Guinea. This project aims to protect the rainforest and its wealth of biodiversity, alongside providing benefits to the local community. By providing income sources through carbon finance, the project helps to prevent deforestation. Instead of deforesting land for timber production, local communities can earn income from conservation and sustainable management initiatives.

Daniel Wright, Chair of Pareto’s Environmental & Sustainability Committee adds: “We feel the need to drive the revolution in reducing carbon emissions from FM service providers. Too many of our competitors are committing to dates 15/20 years into the future and we feel more needs to be done now.

 “We cannot wait for action. The problem is here today. We recognise the critical importance of addressing climate change and are committed to doing our part to reduce our impact on the environment. Achieving carbon neutrality is a significant milestone for us and we are proud to be leading the way in sustainability. We will continue to strive to minimise our environmental impact and look for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint”.

Webinar: How to create an ethical supply chain in FM

Are you confident that your contractors and suppliers meet ethical labour standards and human rights obligations?

For many FM services, managing multiple third parties in the supply chain can be a complex challenge. And, in a sector that relies heavily on migrant workers and 65 per cent of FM services facing difficulties in sourcing workers (Q4 2022 RICS survey), exposure to exploitation and modern slavery is a very real risk. With the UK one of the biggest destinations in Europe for trafficking of workers, you need full visibility of the people you work with, so you can minimise your risks and identify which part of your supply chain is most vulnerable.

FMJ, in partnership with Alcumus, is pleased to bring together a panel of experts to discuss how to create an ethical supply chain in FM.

Taking place at 11am on Wednesday 21st of June, the webinar will discuss:

  • The regulations to be aware of that are aimed at preventing human right abuses.
  • How to gain greater visibility of modern slavery compliance in the supply chain by having a robust verification process in place.
  • Steps to creating a compliant, ethical supply chain.

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