Arcus FM launches Net Zero Pathway

The topic of environment and sustainability is nothing new in the facilities management sector and has been a hot topic for many years with companies launching a plethora of initiatives.

The UN are now describing the climate crisis as a “code red for humanity”, and the universal aim to not allow temperatures to rise to more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is being described as “still possible, but we are dangerously close to that threshold” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More concerted and all-encompassing actions are needed by all businesses to answer this call.

Arcus FM has had a strong focus on environment and sustainability for several years, not just in the business’ own practices, but within their customer base. From electrifying their fleet and running internal campaigns to drive down business mileage and reduce waste, to deploying award-winning proprietary technology to uncover and reduce a customer’s energy and carbon usage and impact.

However, as a business and working with the SFMI (Sustainable Facilities Management Index) to benchmark against others, Arcus have recognised that to have a real and lasting impact, they must move beyond individual initiatives and build an all-encompassing plan to have a material impact.
To that end, the business has launched its Pathway to Net Zero strategy – providing a clear, measurable, and data-driven framework to ensure that its operations are net-zero by 2040, and impact is substantially reduced by 2030.

This is not only vital for the planet, but for Arcus FM’s customers too – as all of Arcus’ scope 1 emissions contribute to the scope three emissions of our customers – making actions like these vital across full supply chains in every industry. Arcus is looking to take a leading role in driving sustainability in the FM sector, and have a real and actionable plan covering all business operations that are open and transparent. You can download the Arcus FM Pathway to Net Zero document here.

The Net Zero Pathway shows the targeted positive environmental and sustainability impact Arcus plans to have over the coming years, and each year, progress against that target will be measured and transparently reported through the brand’s Sustainability Impact Report. The report for 2021/22 is now live on ArcusFM.com, and can be found here.

The final area of activity that Arcus are taking, is to ensure that our data and impact are externally verified and fully transparent. To this end, Arcus FM has responded to the Science Based Target initiative’s (SBTi) urgent call for corporate climate action by committing to align with 1.5°C and net-zero through the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign. We have committed to set near-term company-wide emission reductions in line with climate science with the SBTi, and will be submitting baseline and targeted reduction data to them for validation over the coming months.

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