Brian Sims

SecuriGroup continues commitment to carbon emissions reduction

AWARD-WINNING security business SecuriGroup is continuing to lead by example in its concerted efforts to reduce emissions and protect the environment, with the Glasgow-based Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)-registered company having committed to measure and monitor its carbon footprint through the externally validated Streamlined Carbon Energy Reporting scheme.   

As an organisation ranked in the Top 1% of the SIA’s ACS, SecuriGroup is necessarily focused on continuous improvement and prides itself on setting industry standards.

In order for a business to reduce its carbon emission, understanding those emissions is a vital first step. SecuriGroup’s greenhouse gas emissions have been duly assessed in accordance with Her Majesty’s Government’s Environmental Reporting Guidelines. Figures were calculated for ‘Scope 1’ and ‘Scope 2’ emissions which include direct emissions from company vehicles and building-related energy. The business took the decision to voluntarily include ‘Scope 3’ emissions that lie outside of its direct control.

Paperless processes

SecuriGroup has led the way in the implementation of paperless processes through the digitisation of systems by continuing to invest in the in-house development of its mobile app designated SecuriGo.

Earlier this year, the business transferred its web and cloud-based servers to carbon neutral providers. More efficient heating and lighting systems in its UK and Ireland offices, plus a focus on recycling office furniture and IT equipment, has also contributed to a reduction in the organisation’s impact on the environment. Further, SecuriGroup’s vehicle replacement strategy will see its mobile patrol fleet transitioning to fully-electric vehicles by 2025.

For those emissions that it cannot yet reduce, SecuriGroup researched the carbon offset market and opted to make financial contributions to projects which support the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. These goals include renewable energy and forestry projects, marine preservation and sustaining ecosystems and other projects that contribute to overall global development such as female education and water sanitisation projects across the world. All of SecuriGroup’s carbon offset credits are certified by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

ISO 14001

SecuriGroup continues to demonstrate its long-standing commitment to reduce carbon emissions having held the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems accreditation for over a decade.

The business has underlined its commitment to the environment by becoming one of the first 100 companies in the world to sign-up to The Climate Pledge movement, joining global corporations such as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Coca-Cola and Mercedes. The Climate Pledge is a global initiative designed to encourage signatories to take collective action on working in unison to meet the Paris Agreement ten years early, and also to build a safe and healthy planet for future generations.

Commenting on the company’s work to date, SecuriGroup chair Baroness Ruth Henig CBE said: “This achievement marks a significant milestone for SecuriGroup. We have committed to actively monitor and reduce our energy emissions, improve sustainability measures and mitigate our impact on the environment.”

Doing what it can for the environment contributes towards SecuriGroup’s core purpose of ‘Strengthening Society’ and will remain a key part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy in times ahead.

Security solutions

SecuriGroup’s service offer for customers augments high calibre security officers with the latest electronic security systems, cyber protection measures and risk management solutions.

The company’s in-house software development team helps to equip front line officers with cutting-edge reporting and recording solutions, allowing the business to provide an innovative, data-driven approach for m clients across the UK and Ireland.

As an Investor in People Gold organisation, SecuriGroup’s 3,000-strong team of security professionals embodies the company’s core values of loyalty, integrity and professionalism.

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