Reporting Boundary: Head Office – 12 Ingate
Place, London, SW8 3NS
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, onsite renewables, water, waste, fleet, business travel, paper, homeworking energy (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021
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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Julius Rutherfoord & Co, a commercial cleaning company based in Battersea, London, providing professional cleaning services since 1994, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Julius Rutherfoord & Co’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. Julius Rutherfoord & Co’s total carbon footprint for the year ending March 2021 was 71.8 tCO2e. Julius Rutherfoord & Co’s total carbon per employee for the year end was 1.3 tCO2e.
Julius Rutherfoord & Co also measured its Social Value contribution for the year ending 2021. Julius Rutherfoord reported on several Social Value measures, contributing to a total of £211,432.
“I’m pleased that Julius Rutherfoord & Co has achieved certification to Planet Mark for the second year. The company is laying the foundations for positive change, from embracing new technologies to implementing efficiency measures to cut down on waste. Measuring its Social Value contribution is also a promising step, evidencing an all-encompassing approach to sustainability. I look forward to continuing to work with Julius Rutherfoord & Co towards a shared sustainable future.”
Julius Rutherfoord & Co believes its strong commitment to protecting and having a positive impact on the environment is integral to its success as a business. From low-water usage technologies to non-chemical cleaning agents in pre-dosed dispensers; as well as its award-winning contract management app which reduces paper consumption, the company has several initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment.
The cleaning industry is primed for real change in sustainability. By taking close care of its supply chain, and becoming knowledgeable about the impacts of chemicals in cleaning supplies and their correct disposal, the industry and its clients can quickly become much more resilient to the impacts of climate change in the future. As businesses more widely become more aware of the environmental impact of their supply chains, the cleaning industry will have to react accordingly to promote sustainable products and practices.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Julius Rutherfoord has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.