Business services

City & Essex

City & Essex is a cleaning company that has built its reputation on cleaning the premises of some of the country’s most recognisable brands. Sustainability is an important part of maintaining its brand and reputation.
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Certified
1 year

Highlights

Measure

Total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Head Office (Vantage House, 2nd Floor, 6-7 Claydons Lane,
Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7UP)

Emission sources: Electricity, water, waste, fleet, rail, T&D losses and paper

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2019

22.2 tCO2e

Carbon footprint per employee

1.6 tCO2e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG’s.

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Certification story

City & Essex, a cleaning company that has built its reputation on cleaning the premises of some of the country’s most recognisable brands has achieved Planet Mark certification. 

This is City & Essex’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting. It is calculating the emissions from its business operations at its head office. City & Essex’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 45.0 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 3.2 tCO2e per employee. 

First year certification is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.  

The company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions associated with electricity, water, waste, fleet, rail, T&D losses, and paper. Fleet accounts for 70% of total carbon emissions, electricity 18%, while scope 3 accounts for 11% of total emissions. 

City & Essex has already taken steps towards becoming a sustainable business. Looking after the environment, and understand its impact on it, is one of their key priorities. They are committed to tackling sustainability in the workplace and enjoy working with likeminded individuals. Their eco-friendly approach begins with its fleet of hybrid vehicles. It continues with environmentally sensitive chemicals that lower waste and emissions.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, City & Essex has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.

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