On the eve of World Environment Day, ISS UK & Ireland has unveiled its new Net-Zero strategy to achieve challenging carbon emission reduction targets in line with its science-based targets (SBT) commitment across ISS/AS.
These goals are to: reach Net-Zero for scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030; and identify and measure scope 3 emissions by 2022.
Liz Benison, CEO, ISS UK & Ireland stated:“At ISS in the UK & Ireland, we have made great progress in delivering energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions both for our own organisation and for our customers. We in facilities management must however lead by example and do more. Therefore, to achieve Net-Zero for our own emissions is our next responsible action and is aligned with the global strategy for ISS worldwide. The future is in our hands as we continue to connect people with places to make the world work better.”
ISS UK & Ireland anticipates achieving Net-Zero on its 2019 baseline by initiating the following key actions:
- Company cars will be all electric or hydrogen by the end of 2025 (the new policy for UK & Ireland will be launched by Q3 2021)
- All commercial vehicles will be electric or hydrogen by 2030
- Review all heating/cooling/energy consuming systems in its offices in order to optimise performance and create energy saving opportunities
- Continue procurement of renewable electricity
The Net-Zero strategy for ISS UK & Ireland will also address other actions to minimise carbon emissions and offsetting any residual emissions will be a last resort in order to achieve a Net-Zero footprint.
ISS UK & Ireland has begun the identification and measurement of scope 3 emissions and is committed to establishing a baseline for all categories by 2022. With this in place, ISS says it can set further action plans, reduction targets and align targets at a global level to ensure it reaches its goal as a global organisation.
Tim Proctor, Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality & Corporate Responsibility UK & Ireland, ISS UK, commented: “Sustainable service performance is a core pillar of our corporate responsibly strategy at ISS UK & Ireland. By launching our own Net Zero Strategy in the lead up to World Environment Day, we are making a clear statement on our position to create a strategy that supports the world we live in. And in doing so, share the ambitious targets and bold actions on climate change expected of us by all of our stakeholders – from our customers & investors though to our communities.”