Sustainability

News

Compass Reduces Emissions from Animal Proteins

Compass Group UK & Ireland has reported a 36.11 per cent reduction in emissions from animal proteins in the first 18 months of a targeted climate action programme. According to the company, the reduction in animal protein emissions has contributed to a significant 187,084 tCO2e absolute reduction in emissions (-20.37%) reported in its food and…

News

Energy from Wastewater Powering 800 Scottish Homes

Veolia is helping Scottish Water on its journey to net zero by increasing the amount of renewable energy generated at Edinburgh’s largest Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW). Seafield WwTW in Leith has been a net exporter of renewable electricity since June 2022, producing 108 per cent of the electricity it requires to run the site, with…

Net Zero

ADNOC Launches Innovative Carbon Capture Well

During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), ADNOC has announced the world’s first fully sequestered carbon dioxide (CO2) injection well in a carbonate saline aquifer.  The project, which is expected to begin injecting CO2 in the second quarter of 2023, marks another important step in ADNOC’s commitment to decarbonize its operations, reduce its carbon intensity by…

News

Cloudfm Eyeing Scope 3 Net Zero Reductions

Cloudfm has announced a target date of 2035 for eliminating full-scope net zero emissions, having already met its scope 1 and 2 science-based emissions targets. In common with other service providers, a large part of Cloudfm’s carbon footprint is in scope 3, which includes indirect emissions produced by a business as a result of factors…

News

Veolia Sustainability Fund Supported 96 UK Grassroots Community Projects in 2022

Veolia is continuing to deliver ecological transformation through its Sustainability Fund which supported 96 grassroots projects with more than £80,000 in funding last year and will be open to new applications in April. The Sustainability Fund was launched in 2021 after a challenging couple of years, during which, many communal spaces and local services suffered.…

Best Practice

Green Apple Award for Ecoserv

Family owned UK facility services provider Ecoserv Group was a gold winner at the Green Apple Awards for Environment Best Practice 2022. The company was recognised for its commitment to sustainability and environmental improvement when the winners were announced at a presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament. Sally-Ann van Blerk, Group Sustainability Director, says:…

Blog

Saving the Environment or Breaking the Bank?

Electricity network provider Northern Powergrid takes a look at the cost of rapid electric vehicle charging following recent suggesting prices in the United Kingdom soared by 21 per cent between September 2021 and May 2022. There’s no doubt that electric vehicles can be beneficial for the environment. In fact, one electric car can save up…

industry

Tembo to Supply EV Conversion Kits for 4×4 Electric Light Vehicles in Kenya

Tembo, a subsidiary of sustainable energy solutions company VivoPower International, has entered into a Definitive Distribution Agreement with Energy Trading Company Mauritius (ETC Mauritius) to sell electrification conversion kits for Toyota 4×4 second-hand vehicles in the Republic of Kenya. Under the agreement, ETC Mauritius has committed to sell a minimum of 4,000 Tembo e-LV conversion…

News

Supporting the Next Generation of Environmentalists

Veolia UK has teamed up with Groundwork and Tesco to donate trees and bird boxes for a new campaign to help schools blossom with biodiversity and join a national network of orchards. Following the call for schools across the country to sign up, Veolia and Groundwork will soon be donating 500 trees and 100 bird…

Cleaning

ABM Secures LondonEnergy Cleaning and Security Brief

ABM has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide cleaning and security services at six sites operated by waste and resource management services provider LondonEnergy following a competitive pitch process. A team led by divisional director, Lee Fitzgerald, will deliver integrated cleaning and security services across several sites within the LondonEnergy estate. ABM will enhance the…

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Landmarc and Partners Triumph at 2022 IWFM Impact Awards

Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has brought home the Positive Climate Action Award at the prestigious IWFM Impact Awards for its Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP), delivered in partnership with the British Army, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and modular construction specialist, Reds10. The IWFM Impact Awards celebrate and showcase outstanding best practice and ingenuity in…

Case Studies

Accelerating Northumberland Towards Carbon-Neutrality

Northumberland County Council (NCC) in Northern England has been leading a local green energy revolution by retrofitting non-domestic buildings with low-carbon ground source heat pumps. In 2019, the council declared a ‘climate emergency’ following a finding that burning gas and other fuels for heat had contributed to 38 per cent of the country’s emissions the…

Net Zero

Paint Can Recycling Scheme Reaches Million Milestone

A free-of-charge recycling scheme offered by AkzoNobel brand Dulux Decorator Centre in the UK in cooperation with Veolia has disposed of a staggering one million paint cans. The service is designed to make it easy for tradespeople to dispose of empty paint cans in a responsible and suitable way. Professionals can arrange for cans to…

Net Zero

Supporting Sustainable Renting with Technology

Technology is reducing water and energy use and helping residents live more sustainablly at Quintain’s 85 acre Wembley Park development in north west London. Saving on utilities consumption is more important than ever, with individuals and businesses all needing to play their part. At Quintain Living, the award-winning management company overseeing the rental of more…

Net Zero

Why the UK Needs to ‘Fundamentally Rethink’ Future Cities

Britain’s cities need urgent transformation in the next decade and beyond if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero targets and create cleaner, safer spaces for citizens, according to a major study from E.ON and the UK Green Building Council. The two organisations have collaborated on a new initiative called Streets of the…

Automation & AI

DAMAC Achieves Energy Savings with AI

An artificial intelligence (AI) solution using digital twin technology is helping Dubai-based luxury developer DAMAC Properties to achieve and pass on significant reductions in utility costs.  According to the outcome of a digital simulation conducted in August 22, savings are being achieved in as little as 30 days using Deep Reinforcement Learning to learn and…

Foodservice & Catering

Aramark Increases Plant-Based Menu Offering on College Campuses

Aramark has announced 44 per cent of the available options on dine-in menus in more than 250 universities and colleges across the United States will be plant-based by 2025. Aramark and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have collaborated on plant-based initiatives for almost fifteen years, working together to benefit animals, people and…

Construction

Peel Issues ESG Update

Peel L&P has released its annual ESG report on the progress the British regeneration business is making in implementing a Five Year Sustainability Plan.  Peel, which has a record of transformative and exciting projects including MediaCity at Salford Quays and the trailblazing Manchester homeless project Embassy Village, reports progress on all 22 of its sustainability…

Europe

Comment on London’s Net Zero Targets

Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls, comments on a recent announcement by the Mayor of London that the capital will need £75bn of private sector investment to meet net zero goal. Sadiq Khan said London needed to go “much further, much faster” to meet its net-zero goal. But as businesses across the UK…

ESG

Mitie on Target for 2025 ESG Goals

Mitie’s most recent annual ESG report highlights the progress the facilities management outsourcer has made in incorporating 13 ambitious targets within its social value framework. According to the report, all 13 of the targets which were set in 2021 have been achieved or exceeded, spanning Mitie’s People, Environment, Supply Chain and Community pillars. Primary focuses…

Contracts

New FM Partner to Support ATS Euromaster Sustainability Goals

ATS Euromaster has appointed Cloudfm to help drive efficiency and reduce carbon emissions across 259 sites in the United Kingdom. Cloudfm will undertake planned and reactive maintenance alongside capital project-related works. It will also manage planned, and reactive maintenance of equipment assets all managed through the Freedom platform, which connects each job to the most…

fire safety

BSA at CABE 2022

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) will be at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual Conference and Exhibition from 13-14th October at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. Attracting expert panels interacting with a wide range of construction professionals, this year’s event will focus on the theme of Embedding Sustainability and how building…

Net Zero

Why Now’s the Time for Meaningful Action on Global Emissions

With world leaders gathering in New York for Climate Week, Zero Emissions Day was a critical reminder of the need to take action to keep our planet and people healthy, says Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls. Surging energy prices and gas shortages are crippling business worldwide, but it should serve as a…

Energy Management

Wealthcap Tackles Energy Crisis with New MeteoViva Building Sustainability as a Service Model

Leading German real asset and investment manager Wealthcap is using MeteoViva’s predictive building control system to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions in a commercial location at Ganghoferstrasse 27-29 in Munich. To finance the transformation in how it monitors and controls energy usage, Wealthcap is utilising a new Sustainable Buildings as a Service model introduced…

Energy Management

City of London Property Becomes First in the Capital to Receive NABERS UK Energy Rating

Jaguar Building Services has announced the first successful assessment of a property in London under the NABERS UK Energy for Offices Scheme for one of its client properties. The assessment was undertaken by Adam Nguyen, an energy manager with Jaguar who is one of two NABERS UK Licensed assessors at the company. Launched in November…

design

Veolia and Miracle-Gro Launch Recycling Scheme for Plastic Compost Bags

A new UK recycling operation involving Veolia, garden product brand Miracle-Gro, and Dobbies Garden Centres is set to address the environmental impact of caused by around 100 million bags that are used for compost, soil and chipped bark each year. Developed from successful trials, the process will be the first time these low-density polyethylene (LDPE)…

ESG

Real Assets Publication of the Year: Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards

Aviva Investors is extending the deadline to enter the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2022. The new deadline will be Friday, 12th August 2022. The Awards, which recognises excellence in reporting across sustainability-linked topics in the UK media, aim to celebrate the consistently high standards achieved by publications in the national press, institutional and wholesale…

Net Zero

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games: Inspiring Sustainable Large-scale Events

Michael Topham, CEO of FTSE 250 listed waste management solutions provider Biffa, explains why the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are a source of inspiration as well as celebration. Having been an avid fan of the Commonwealth Games all my life (my best memory is the exciting 200 metre final in the 1982 Brisbane Games where…

Case Studies

Case Study: Advancing Sustainability at Geothermal Energy Company

A partnership in the Philippines between Ecolab subsidiary Nalco Water and Geothermal Energy Company (GEC) is increasing electricity production whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Geothermal power is a sustainable, reliable and renewable energy source that uses heat from the earth’s molten core to make electricity by pumping hot water from deep underground wells to generate…

industry

Aramark Partners with 2022 Green Sports Alliance Summit

Aramark provided dining and hospitality services for this year’s Green Sports Alliance (GSA) annual summit at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which discussed ways to build healthier, more sustainable communities where we live and play. The gathering at venue, where GSA member Aramark Sports + Entertainment manages the dining and hospitality program, involved more…

Net Zero

Scottish Partnership to Deliver EV Charging Solutions

Two award-winning Scottish businesses have teamed up to help meet the growing demand for electric vehicle chargepoints. Solutions provider Eco Group have joined forces with electrical engineering firm DRW Electrical Group Ltd to supply a complete EV charging solution to businesses and organisations across Scotland and the North of England. With more drivers than ever…

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