Reporting Boundary: Pitstone Head Office
Emission sources: electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, water, waste, fleet travel, business travel, paper and courier procurement.
Reporting Period: 1 Jan 2019 –31 Dec 2019
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Phoenix Managed Services, a company providing managed business, office and facilities supplies, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Phoenix Managed Services’ first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. Phoenix Managed Services’ total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 616.8 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 68.5 tCO2e per employee and 254.9 tCO2e per £ million of turnover.
It first calculated the carbon footprint of its Pitstone head office for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, water, waste, fleet travel, business travel, printing paper and courier procurement.
Courier procurement accounts for 93% of the total carbon emissions, fleet travel accounts for 4.3%. Scope 3 emissions account for 95% of total emissions.
“I’m thrilled to have Phoenix Managed Services join us at Planet Mark. Our need to fight climate change has never been greater and it’s so encouraging to see businesses like Phoenix Managed Services acknowledge the need to change. The team is dedicated and primed to develop its sustainable policies, and I look forward to our continuing partnership.”
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.
Phoenix Managed Services Ltd cares passionately about the environment and recognises the importance of the role the company plays and the importance of the environment for its customers. A reduced carbon footprint is right at the heart of its unique service offering, with a consolidated supply chain, reduced deliveries, reduced paperwork and environmentally responsible removal and recycling of packaging. With its unique ‘Closed Loop Environmentally Approved Recycling’ (‘CLEAR’) programme Phoenix Managed Services offer its clients the ultimate Corporate Social Responsibility solution, including a full recycling programme and zero to landfill policy to positively impact the environment.
Companies working in B2B and facilities industries must grasp the opportunity afforded by sustainability. Many businesses are now actively pursuing a sustainable supply chain, so being able to offer robust and measurable credentials on climate change can be a huge boost to client acquisition and retention.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Phoenix Managed Services has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.