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Mitie awarded gold certification for CO2 reduction

Mitie awarded gold status

Mitie has been awarded gold certification for its CO2 reduction by Masternaut

The fleet operator was recognised by the telematics company after cutting 770 tonnes of CO2 - the equivalent of planting almost 800 trees - across its fleet in 2018. 

The introduction of a new driver risk management framework and the installation of speed limiters across its commercial vehicles helped Mitie achieve the reduction.

Simon King, fleet and procurement director, Mitie, said: “It’s gratifying to see our holistic view to CO2 reduction, ranging from the vehicles we choose to how we train our drivers, recognised by Masternaut with this Gold certification."

Mitie has also moved to more fuel-efficient models in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, subsequently announcing a commitment to move 20% of its car and small van fleet to 100% electric models by 2020.

This commitment alone will see Mitie cut its CO2 emissions by a further 4,000 tonnes a year.

Kind continued: “With our commitment to switch 20% of our car and small van fleet to electric by 2020, I’m excited to be building on these already impressive carbon savings in 2019.”

Independently verified by the Energy Savings Trust, Masternaut’s Fleet CO2 Certification is calculated by analysing telematics data from each vehicle in the Mitie Fleet.

It then tracks fuel consumption and how much CO2 is emitted over the year, and compares it to the previous 12 months.

To gain this Masternaut accreditation, a business must have a minimum of a 5% reduction in its fleet CO2 emissions each year.

King concluded: “It’s gratifying to see our holistic view to CO2 reduction, ranging from the vehicles we choose to how we train our drivers, recognised by Masternaut with this Gold certification. 

"With our commitment to switch 20% of our car and small van fleet to electric by 2020, I’m excited to be building on these already impressive carbon savings in 2019.”



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