Aramark Commits to Cutting CarbonJanuary 17, 2022
Aramark’s Northern Europe division has announced its commitment to become a net zero carbon organization by 2050.
The business segment’s carbon reduction target is based on a 2019 assessment baseline, which encompasses all of Aramark Northern Europe’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 foodservice, workplace solutions, facilities management, as well as property and estate management services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The benchmark also incorporates a rigorous set of Scope 3 emissions categories, according to Facilities Management Journal.
Aramark hopes to achieve net zero carbon emissions by transforming the carbon-intensive areas of operations, as well as working with suppliers to change contributing factors within the Scope 3 supply chain. The company will also require all new electricity contracts be procured from renewable or low carbon sources and will replace its existing fleet of diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles with electric vehicles.
“I’m proud to launch the Aramark Northern Europe commitment to Net Zero by 2050. We are taking a collaborative approach to solving this global challenge, we are working to tackle climate change so that we can make a difference across all the sites and communities in which we operate. Aramark Northern Europe has worked diligently, to understand, interrogate, and improve upon the impact of our operations, all the while ensuring that we also improve our services for clients and customers alike,” said Frank Gleeson, Aramark Northern Europe CEO.
Aramark provides food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.aramark.com.