Reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive difference benefits the planet, our business, our employees, our customers, and many other stakeholders associated with helping us with our vision to deliver sustainable value.
EMCOR UK is committed to using our expertise and technical knowledge to help minimise our environmental impact and support our stakeholders.
EMCOR UK is committed to the protection of the environment and will seek to reduce and mitigate any negative environmental impacts and positively influence our relationship with the environment within our sphere of influence.
EMCOR UK has implemented, and will maintain, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management systems (EMS) to help deliver effective and systematic environmental management in the delivery of our services across multiple industry sectors.
EMCOR UK's commitment to enhanced environmental performance is demonstrated though various objectives geared toward increasing our contribution towards sustainability. These objectives are based upon our significant environmental compliance obligations, risks, and opportunities. They include the following:
EMCOR UK is committed to working with our strategic waste service providers to identify and implement best practices regarding waste management to help us and our customers meet, and where possible, exceed, our legal and moral obligations regarding the waste hierarchy requirements.
EMCOR UK is an Ambassador to the right Waste right Place (rWrP) campaign to promote the Duty of Care requirements regarding the safe handling, storage, and disposal of waste. The campaign is run by the Environmental Services Association (ESA), and supported by the Environment Agency (EA), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), and the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET).
To help us deliver our commitment regarding rWrP, EMCOR UK subscribes to the following criteria:
One of our biggest areas of environmental impact is EMCOR UK's vehicle fleet— 90% of our CO2 emissions are from the use of vehicles. To reduce our impact, we are exploring technological and operational solutions.
We have included fleet use in the scope of our ISO 50001:2011 energy management system (EnMS), which is subject to annual external audits.
Ensuring EMCOR UK minimises the use of energy in our own offices and maximises our operational efficiencies whilst further reducing our carbon emissions.
EMCOR UK sets annual targets through our ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS) helping to ensure continual improvement in energy reduction.
EMCOR UK acknowledges that by reducing our use of water, we are saving a valuable resource. We will decrease water pollution, increase energy savings, and create more efficient processes for using our water.
EMCOR UK has exceeded our target of 15%, by reducing water consumption by 45%.
Continue introducing measures to reduce water consumption and enhance resource efficiency at the Surbiton, Eastleigh, and Wilmslow offices.
EMCOR UK recognises that we are in a position to support and influence our key partners. We aim to support our customers and supply chain in minimising their environmental impacts by utilising our technical expertise and knowledge of best practices.
EMCOR UK works with a number of external stakeholders. By showcasing our new EnergyWise model, we have identified energy projects since 2015 that have achieved 26,000 MWh of energy savings for our customers.
We are also actively involved in implementing BS 8903 principles, a framework for procuring sustainably, into a number of our customers’ organisations. This demonstrates our ability to add value and innovation in helping them meet their sustainability agendas.
Continue to support and develop the Supply Chain Sustainability School, a sector-specific school that will consist of workshops, e-learning modules, and training and self-assessments tools for organisations. The school will help address areas of sustainability that are important to our stakeholders.