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GreenZone

Greenzone is a true disruptor in their industry. It is a leading commercial cleaning company delivering commercial cleaning and associated soft services with many years experience in carbon footprint recording and reduction.
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9 years

Highlights

Measure

Total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Head Office operations

Emission sources: Electricity,T&D losses,
homeworking energy, waste, fleet, paper use

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

70.8 tCO2e

Total carbon footprint per employee

Location-based

1.2 tCO2e

Absolute carbon reduction

25.4%

Absolute carbon reduction per employee

9.3%

Total Social Value

£305,771

Engage

FTE employees

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

57

Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.

9

Certification story

GreenZone, a leading commercial cleaning company delivering commercial and residential cleaning and associated soft services, has achieved Planet Mark certification.  

This is GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services’ ninth year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. 

GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services’ total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 70.8 tCO2e, a reduction of 25.4% compared to the previous year. GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services’ total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 1.2 tCO2e, a reduction of 9.3%.  

GreenZone’s carbon reduction is the equivalent of preventing 12,000kg of coal from being burned.  

Steve Malkin
CEO
Planet Mark
“GreenZone is a Planet Mark stalwart, an early pioneer of sustainable practice and an embracer of change. GreenZone takes a wholesale approach to sustainability, from landmark statements such as the electrification of its fleet to the minor details, low-carbon operations are at the centre of every business decision. Companies from all industries could learn from this approach. This year is just one of many successes in carbon reduction for GreenZone, and each year makes me more proud to work with their team.”
Steve Trew
Managing Director
GreenZone
“From inception, our mission has been to ensure everything GreenZone does revolves around social, economic and environmental sustainability, ensuring our operations leave a positive legacy on our planet. We are thrilled to have achieved our 9th consecutive year of certification through the Planet Mark, validating our long-term commitment to carbon footprint reduction and our contribution to the global effort for halting climate change.”

Certification story

GreenZone aims to achieve new benchmarks in sustainability, inspire behavioural change and minimise the environmental impact of its operations. From the electrification of its fleet and promotion of public transport to introducing cutting edge technologies to create a truly chemical free cleaning experience, GreenZone embeds sustainable throughout its business operations. The company believes that being green is not just a bolt-on to business; it’s how to do business. 

The cleaning industry is ripe for widespread change in the decade of climate action. The industry must take closer notice of its supply chain, learning about the impacts of chemicals in many cleaning agents. As popular opinion continues to want greater environmental awareness, cleaning companies must stay on the front foot regarding sustainability for client retention and acquisition purposes. 

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

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

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