Science Based Targets
A Pledge for a Sustainable Future
As we start 2024 Peartree are embracing a year of significant importance in our journey towards sustainability. We are excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with one of our clients and a leading management consultancy business to embark on our journey with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This alliance represents a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.
This global movement echoes the urgent call of COP15 and the Paris Agreement, aiming to reduce carbon emissions significantly and limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with the aspiration to cap it at 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Our ESG Journey
Our dedicated ESG team is focused on tangibly enhancing the sustainability of our workflows. Through consistent efforts, we have made considerable progress, and to build upon our achievements, the SBTi will guide us in aligning our emission reduction targets with the latest in climate science.
Transparency in Action
We track service data meticulously, including the impact of our partnerships and contributions towards sustainability:
- The number of trees planted through Metsa paper pulp consumption.
- The avoidance of single-use bottles.
- The number of Fare Share meals donated.
- Ensuring staff salaries meet or exceed the Citizens Living Wage.
This data is readily accessible via our management app, Peartree 360, supporting both our and our clients' ESG targets.
Our Sustainable Milestones
Our operational commitments to sustainability are robust and ongoing:
- An 88% reduction in plastic consumption and a 75% average saving in CO2 emissions and transportation costs through the removal of single-use plastics.
- Introduction of sustainable washroom consumables from responsibly managed forests.
- Use of waste refuse sacks made from 100% recycled British farm plastic.
- Transition to biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products with sustainable packaging.
- Movement towards an all-electric vehicle fleet supported by hybrid vehicles in areas without the necessary infrastructure.
- Commitment to sourcing exclusively from sustainable UK businesses, bolstering local economies.
Making a Global Impact
The adoption of the Science Based Targets initiative is a testament to our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility. It marks a milestone in our operations, ensuring that every aspect of our business is contributing to a more sustainable and resilient planet.
We invite you to learn more about our sustainability journey and the SBTi by visiting Science Based Targets.
Join us as we pledge to make 2024 a landmark year for Peartree Cleaning Services, where sustainability becomes not just a goal but a reality.
You can find out more about the Science Based Targets initiative by visiting: www.sciencebasedtargets.org