Reporting Boundary: Coventry office
Emission sources: electricity, transmission and distribution losses
Reporting Period: 1 Apr 2019 –31 Mar 2020
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As part of the Planet Mark certification, Octavian has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.
Octavian, a company that organises and executes security services, and works in commercial and residential cleaning, has achieved certification to Planet Mark.
Octavian’s total carbon footprint in the year ending March 2020 was 8.8 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 0.9 tCO2e per employee. The total carbon footprint is the same as it would take to power eight UK homes for one year.
This is Octavian’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and it includes emissions from purchased electricity and transmission and distribution losses. Octavian’s certification to Planet Mark has been sponsored by Prologis, as part of the Prologis Parks Sustainability Programme. As part of this programme, every occupying business on Prologis Park Coventry is given the opportunity to certify itself with The Planet Mark.
Through this programme, Octavian calculated the emissions associated with this office for the year ending March 2020 and set a target to reduce these emissions by 5% annually.
“It’s great to have Octavian join us at Planet Mark. The company has a powerful network of clients across the globe, and the ability to flex its sustainable credentials to new and existing clients will be of tremendous benefit. Coupled with the team’s evident enthusiasm to make positive change a reality, I am sure Octavian’s sustainability journey will be a fruitful one. I look forward to seeing the company’s future results.”
First year certification to Planet Mark 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.
As a company working in commercial and residential cleaning, Octavian has already taken a number of steps to ensure that the materials used in its cleaning services are safe and comply with all environmental regulations across its international client base. Companies working in facilities and cleaning management for businesses must wake up to the call for environmental sustainability. Businesses are increasingly putting the spotlight on their own environmental footprint, and the way their operations are managed is an integral part of this calculation. As they begin to engage their supply chains in sustainable practice, B2B services companies must heed the call and be able to demonstrate their willingness to act on climate change