Reporting Boundary: London office
Emission sources: electricity, T&D losses, fleet, business travel
Reporting Period: 1 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2019
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Xenon Services, a leading provider of office and general cleaning services to contracts throughout central London, has achieved certification to Planet Mark.
This is Xenon’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. They first calculated the carbon footprint of their London office for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Xenon’s total carbon footprint for the year ending December 2019 was 19.7 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 1.0 tCO2e per employee.
“I’m delighted to have Xenon join us at Planet Mark. The company has taken some great initial strides in reducing their impact on the planet and combining these measures with a robust carbon reduction strategy was a natural next step. It’s exciting to work with a team who are so unanimously dedicated to sustainability at the senior management level, and this will undoubtedly pay dividends for the company’s sustainability journey. I look forward to seeing future results and continuing to work together to create a more sustainable business.”
“Xenon has taken a holistic approach to doing what we can to reduce our impact on the environment. We recognise that we have a moral obligation to provide the most environmentally sound service possible, and our clients demand that we do whatever possible to ensure we are giving them the best service combined with sustainability. The Planet Mark has been invaluable in helping us establish a strategy to measure and improve our performance in several ways.”
Xenon is committed to conservation of the environment. The company continually seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of products and services and to reduce waste by using material resources in the most efficient manner. The products Xenon uses at all their sites are 100 per cent biodegradable and environmentally friendly. They also bear the European Eco-Label, a recognised standard which guarantees a product has been tested for reduced impact on the environment throughout its life-cycle. Their fleet run on LPG or electric dual fuel and they have extended their sustainability policy to their network of contractors, who are required to avoid sending waste to landfill.
Companies working in the cleaning industry should be able to embrace sustainability. Through taking close care of its supply chain, 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 clients increasingly demand sustainable supply chains, pioneering companies in the cleaning industry will find sustainable credentials that will also become a welcome addition to client retention and acquisition.