Aramark Northern Europe pledges to become Net Zero by 2050

Aramark Northern Europe is among the most first region within Aramark’s global operations to announce its commitment to become net zero carbon organisation by 2050.

The carbon reduction target , predicated on a 2019 assessment baseline, encompasses most of Aramark Northern Europe’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 foodservice, workplace solutions, facilities management, in addition to estate and property management services in the united kingdom and Ireland, and a rigorous group of Scope 3 emissions categories.

Within the Aramark Northern Europe operational business, both commitment and baseline include Aramark Global Offshore coal and oil operations, headquartered in Aberdeen.

Aramark Northern Europe in addition has focused on align with the global business’ commitment to create science-based targets following Science Based Target Initiative’s  new Net-Zero Standard on the next two years.

To provide this ambitious global target, the regional organisation is investing in transform the carbon-intensive regions of operations, in addition to working with suppliers to improve contributing factors within the Scope 3 Supply Chain.

Frank Gleeson, CEO of Aramark Northern Europe commented: “I’m proud to launch the Aramark Northern Europe commitment to Net Zero by 2050. We have been taking a collaborative method of solving this global challenge, we have been attempting to tackle climate change in order that we can change lives across all of the sites and communities where we operate. Aramark Northern Europe, including our UK, Global and ireland offshore business, has worked diligently, to comprehend, interrogate, and improve upon the impact of our operations; even while making certain we improve our services for clients and customers alike also.

“The urgency of the climate crisis has renewed our concentrate on innovation, collaboration, and competition on a scale that people have observed before never. There is absolutely no sustainability practice or effort small too, nor too insignificant, it really is firmly rooted in the intent to accomplish right once. Knowing that, everyone inside our organisation is focused on playing their part in ensuring we meet our Net Zero Roadmap and Commitments for the spot.”

Aramark Northern Europe says its Net Zero commitments are designed around areas where it could have probably the most impact:

  • Transport:  Replacing the prevailing fleet of diesel and petrol owned and leased vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) when is practical. Drivers will undoubtedly be provided training on how best to drive more to lessen emissions efficiently, which is captured and monitored by telematics.
  • Energy Efficiency:  All electricity contracts will be procured from renewable or low carbon sources. Green champions at each site will gather up monthly energy performance data to supply feedback which will be are incorporated into capex decisions. Our Business Excellence, Facilities and Property Management Teams will collaborate and integrate service lines also, where appropriate, to supply multi-faceted reduction solutions across our workplace footprint.
  • Goods and services:  In Northern Europe, Aramark was already moving towards an increased percentage of plant-based meals combined with the development of a science-based climate friendly menu proposition. With this particular, we have been changing recipes, increasing the mixture of delicious, plant-based, and sustainable dishes environmentally, that are predicated on 50 key ingredients.
  • Source locally:  Aramark prides itself on a long-standing commitment to recognize, partner with, and support local producers. The organisation takes care to use with a detailed knowledge of our product, transport logistics, and food waste categories once we manage our effect on the planet. Because the organisation continues to provide with this ambition, a preference for locally sourced will undoubtedly be given in instances where carbon reduction may be accomplished.
  • Minimising waste and maximise recycling:  Aramark will trial software that manages and tracks food wastage, indicating possible changes to portion and menus sizes. Furthermore, staff training programmes will minimise waste and maximise recycling with food waste delivered to anaerobic digestion plants .
  • Travel:  Aramark shall encourage our staff to embrace technology to limit travel. Where travel is necessary, it shall prioritise carbon reducing travel modes, such as for example rail over cars and air.
  • Engage Employees:  Aramark will encourage employees to become listed on its sustainable journey by investing in place and extending initiatives such as for example cycle to work schemes, encouraging carpool arrangements, providing info on public transport alternatives, installing EV charge points and paying favourable mileage reclaim rates to EV vehicles.

This Net Zero milestone is coupled with wider ESG efforts for Northern Europe also, which range from mandatory Sustainability e-learning for several 15,000 employees in your community, alongside operational training and tools on plastic packaging, waste management, energy conservation, and food waste prevention.

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