Reporting Boundary: London office operations
(10 Ewhurst road, London SE4 1AQ)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, water, waste, fleet, paper use
Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021
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Shield Pest Control UK, a well-established, friendly and professional company that takes great pride in providing the highest standard of pest control in the UK, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Shield Pest Control UK’s third 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.
Shield Pest Control UK’s total carbon footprint in the year ending March 2021 was 31.1 tCO2e, a reduction of 34.6%. Shield Pest Control UK’s total carbon per employee in the year ending in March 2021 was 1.1 tCO2e, a reduction of 30.1%.
“Congratulations to Shield Pest Control on a fantastic year of carbon reduction. In their three years of Planet Mark certification, the team has demonstrated real capability in acknowledging, and embracing, the challenges of creating a low carbon future. I commend their dedication to reducing their footprint, and look forward to next year’s results.”
In recent years Shield Pest Control have made substantial progress against its sustainability goals. Shield Pest Control’s sustainability means being a responsible service provider. This is integrated as a core value in its business. The aim of being a responsible service provider programme is to manage its environmental footprint, responsibly source and supporting the communities and clients the team engages with while maintaining sustainable growth. Under this aim, there are three pillars of action: People, Planet and Community.
Not only does Shield Pest Control now deal with pest control operations in the most environmentally friendly fashion possible, but its business operations team have adopted significant changes in their ways of working. From reusing scrap paper to sending clients updated RAMs via file transfers, the team has reduced its paper usage by 25,000 pages.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Shield Pest Control has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.