Mitie’s work to reduce the carbon emissions of its fleet has been recognised by Masternaut, which has awarded the firm Gold Certification.
Fleet initiatives implemented by the facilities management company saved 770 tonnes of carbon in 2018 – the equivalent to planting almost 800 trees – while its plans to transition 20% of its small van and car fleet to electric by 2020 will save a further 4,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.
Measures already implemented by the firm include 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.
And 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.
Simon King, fleet and procurement director, Mitie, said: “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. 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.”