OfficeTeam has transitioned to a greener future

Our energy mix is now from 100%  renewable sources.

 

Transitioning to a greener future

As part of OfficeTeam’s dedication to a greener future, we are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our business; as such, we are pleased to announce our recent transition to 100% renewable electricity, sourced from UK wind.

The move is part of our ‘Care More’ programme, which was setup to address sustainability and social impact across all levels of OfficeTeam’s business and enables us to operate in a manner that allows the people, communities and planet we interact with to prosper.

Doing Business Smarter

Businesses are responsible for more than half of the UK’s energy consumption, so it’s important, as a UK business, we look at initiatives that help us move away from fossil fuels and instead use renewable sources for our energy needs.

Not only are fossil fuels extremely damaging to the environment, due to the release of greenhouse gases, they are also a finite source of energy, so the need for using alternative energy sources has become far greater.

Renewable energies are a source of clean and inexhaustible energy and produce neither greenhouse gases, which cause climate change, nor polluting emissions.

Our switch to renewable electricity demonstrates our commitment to responsible supply chain energy sourcing and will provide a direct benefit to your organisation by improving your supply chain sustainability and helping you meet your own environmental goals.

Our fuel mix is now 100% renewable, compared to the UK average of 29%

Transitioning to a greener future

Here at OfficeTeam, we want to revolutionise the way we use energy and reduce the negative effects of climate change. In the UK, the average amount of renewable energy sources found within the commercial energy mix is 29%, with the primary energy source being gases at 41.2%. However, OfficeTeam’s new energy mix for all 15 of our sites is from 100% renewable sources, generated from offshore wind farms across the coasts of the UK; this will help deliver longer-term value and advance OfficeTeam’s wider commitment to carbon reduction. The transition to renewable electricity will deliver an 840 tonne reduction in CO₂ emissions p.a. off-set through our new energy source. Annually, we will receive a Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) backed evidence report to provide our customers and staff transparency into our electricity mix. This is an important step towards building long-term green partnerships with our suppliers that will allow our customers, our staff, the communities we work with and the planet to thrive.

The move is part of our ‘Care More’ programme, which was setup to address sustainability and social impact across all levels of OfficeTeam’s business and enables us to operate in a manner that allows the people, communities and planet we interact with to prosper.

Sustainable Operations

We’ve also heavily invested in reducing the carbon footprint of our delivery fleet.

Delivering goods to their point-of-use is central to our service to our customers. So, we’ve taken action to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of our transport operations. In 2017, we cut our annual mileage by 1,000,000km – significantly lowering our carbon footprint. 2018 was another successful year for our green logistics fleet.

As well as receiving a gold award at the 2018 Global Good Awards, our sustainable transport operation has been awarded Gold Fleet status by Masternaut for a second year in a row – our fleet management telematics provider. Masternaut launched its Fleet CO₂ Reduction Programme to reward companies making strides to reduce the CO₂ output of their fleets. The scheme has been verified by the Energy Savings Trust and uses data collected from its vehicle tracking devices to assess fuel efficiency.

Masternaut compared data collected from our vans’ fuel injectors and odometers to data from other companies’ fleets. Analysis found that our fleet had outperformed the benchmark by 5% or more during 2017 – making it eligible for Gold Fleet status.

These are just some of the initiatives from our ‘Care More’ programme. Through ‘Care More’, OfficeTeam has embedded sustainable practices company-wide; it empowers our people to enact change, encourages our customers to operate ethically and guides our organisation towards a greener and more sustainable future.

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