Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 8th June 2023 Issue no. 1068
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Mitie goes for gold with top CO2 reduction rating
Mitie has been recognised for its success in reducing the carbon emissions of its fleet, by being awarded Gold Certification by Masternaut. Across its whole fleet, Mitie cut CO2 by 770 tonnes - the equivalent to planting almost 800 trees.
Mitie has achieved this impressive saving through a range of fleet initiatives to help cut its carbon footprint.
This has included the introduction of a new Driver Risk Management Framework, to improve driver behaviour and offer training to encourage the most 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% of its car and small van fleet to 100% 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* - with its fleet responsible for 93% of Mitie's CO2 emissions, this will have a massive impact on the company's overall carbon footprint.
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 CO2 is emitted over the year, compared to the previous 12 months.
"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," says Simon King, fleet and procurement director, Mitie.
"With our commitment to switch 20% 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."
To achieve Masternaut's gold status, a business must see at least a 5% reduction in its fleet CO2 emissions each year.
17th October 2019