Facilities services provider ISS UK has announced a target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
The news was shared in the company’s Corporate Responsibility Report for 2020.
ISS UK had managed to meet its 2022 carbon reduction target early in 2020 and was galvanised to set its 2030 target of net zero direct emissions (scope 1 and scope 2).
The report stated: “ISS UK will only achieve a Net-Zero footprint by radically reducing carbon emissions from its vehicle fleet and is now committing to an entirely electric (or hydrogen) vehicle company car fleet by the end of 2025.”
The company will also move its commercial van fleet to electric (or hydrogen) vehicles by 2030.
It said it will continue to source 100 per cent of its renewable energy for offices when able to procure directly from energy suppliers.
In addition to its net zero focus, the company declared that it has achieved its lowest ever Gender Pay Gap to date during 2019-2020. It is currently at 7 per cent on a mean and median basis across the business.
A notable achievement was the company’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically how it created in 10 days the first Covid-19 Nightingale Hospital at ExCel in London and mobilised a team of more than 500 colleagues to deliver FM services.
The ISS internal network of CR Leaders also connected with staff virtually, celebrating Pride, supporting stroke survivors, and hosting cooking sessions.
Tim Proctor, HSEQ and CR Director commented, “Our CR Leaders continue to be an inspiration and the driving force for [email protected] across the business. Despite the challenges faced by Covid-19, they found creative and resourceful ways to keep on delivering great CR events and campaigns and this report rightly shines a light on some of these fantastic colleagues.”