Brian Sims
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Securitas commits to climate-focused Science-Based Targets Initiative

GLOBAL SECURITY solutions provider Securitas has signed the commitment letter for the Science-Based Targets Initiative and will now begin the process of developing and validating targets to further reduce the Group’s impact on the climate.

The Science-Based Targets Initiative is a collaboration between CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the World Resources Institute, the Worldwide Fund for Nature and the UN Global Compact.

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals that pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

“Committing to the Science-Based Targets Initiative was the correct next step for Securitas,” explained Magnus Ahlqvist, president and CEO. “By reporting emissions to CDP for over ten years and being a signatory to UN Global Compact since 2015, we have already shown that we take climate change seriously. I’m proud that, in line with our purpose to help make the world a safer place, we are demonstrating our industry leadership by committing to the Science-Based Targets Initiative.”

Securitas’ environmental impact is relatively small, as demonstrated by its Net Impact score, and the company is reducing this still further by creating more sustainable future security solutions through an extensive modernisation and digitisation of the business.

Securitas partners with of many of the world’s foremost companies and is looking forward to continuing to work together with its clients, as well as suppliers, in order to reduce emissions and their impact on the climate.

“Doing the right thing isn’t new to us as being a responsible business has been our priority since 1934,” affirmed Cecilia Alenius, Group sustainability officer. “To us, it’s only natural that security and sustainability walk hand-in-hand. It’s why we’re justly proud of our already low environmental impact, but we will never stop looking for ways in which to reduce it even further. This is how we’ll lead the industry in the right direction and realise a different world.”

Management team changes

Securitas’ focus on client centricity, digitalisation and innovation is set to increase with the creation of a new, global function – namely Securitas Digital – specifically designed to focus on the accelerated growth of the Group’s digital products and services.

To continue driving and refining the IT transformation and efficiency agenda throughout the Group, the business is also appointing a new Chief Information Officer (CIO). All other Group management members continue in their current roles. Current Group CIO Martin Althén is taking on the new and essential role of leading this function as president of Securitas Digital. He will continue as a member of Securitas’ Group management team.

Hillevi Agranius, vice-president of performance management for jlobal IT and intelligent services, will take on the role of Group CIO and become a Securitas Group management team member.

Magnus Ahlqvist observed: “I’m excited that we have reached the point where we are ready to accelerate our digitalisation and client experience journey. Martin has been instrumental in building our digital foundation and I’m confident that he will succeed in leading Securitas Digital.”

Ahlqvist added: “At the same time, I couldn’t be more excited to promote one of our successful leaders to CIO. Hillevi has extensive experience, gained both during her years in Securitas and as the CIO at Husqvarna.”

As the president of Securitas Digital, Althén will own Securitas’ digital business strategy, drive innovation and grow the digital business. He will ensure that Securitas’ overarching technology strategy enables the business to perform at an optimum level.

For her part, Hillevi Agranius will continue to drive and refine the IT transformation and efficiency agenda throughout the Securitas Group. She will take on the overall responsibility for global IT, including divisional IT operations, digital security, platform teams and enterprise architecture.

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