As a responsible business that embraces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we seek to unlock social value that creates positive economic, environmental and social impacts. This bold ambition ensures that we play our part in delivering the exceptional, every day for our customers, our people, the communities we support and the world in which we live.
We break our social value commitments down into five key pillars: Employment, Responsibility, Communities, Environment and Innovation.
We actively promote skills and employment opportunities for all. Whether we are helping ex-offenders or military veterans find new jobs, offering a wide variety of apprenticeships, supporting our diverse community or collaborating to create employment options for under-represented groups, we constantly seek to offer people life-enriching opportunities. We further commit to employing colleagues from the local community first.
We have a robust and responsible supply chain that is trained in social value and engaged in the creation of positive social impacts across all areas of business. Thanks to our partnership with Social Enterprise UK we also support small to medium sized enterprises and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations whenever we can.
We are an active part of the communities we operate in, helping deliver social value commitments not only for ourselves, but for our customers. We are serious about the commitments we make to those communities; we track the benefits and look to improve wherever we can. We also commit to helping create safer communities for our customers and neighbours.
We buy responsibly, actively protect the environment and create long-term sustainable solutions for ourselves and our customers. Climate change is the biggest challenge to humanity and we believe it is key for all our people to understand our environmental impact. Sustainability is integral to our operations, so we have a Sustainability Management Plan in place that measures us against both our customers’ and our own standards.
Mitie has an industry-leading ‘Plan Zero’ commitment, pledging that we will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025.
Plan Zero is focused around three key pillars, encompassing the key areas of environmental impact for our business, with specific targets to:
Eliminate carbon emissions from power and transport
Eradicate non-sustainable waste
Enhance inefficient buildings to meet the highest environmental standards