Securitas is a service company with a relatively small environmental impact compared, for example, with the manufacturing industry.
The Group's operations do not require a permit under Irish environmental legislation. Our main environmental responsibility is to reduce the level of emissions generated from our transportation activities.
Focus on reducing emissions
The Securitas Group emissions policy, which is updated every year, stipulates that new company cars and minivans purchased after December 1, 2015 may generate a maximum of 135 and 175 grams, respectively, of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometer. The goal is to gradually, on an annual basis, reduce the emissions generated by the company cars and minivans owned and leased by Securitas around the world. Since 2008, the average emissions from these vehicles have declined from 173 grams of CO2 per kilometer to 144 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Emissions policy with three goals
Securitas also has an emissions policy for its operations, which focuses on three overall goals:
- Reduce the company's negative climate impact, particularly with respect to energy and transportation
- Avoid using environmentally hazardous substances and work to replace such substances with more environmentally friendly alternatives, even if this results in a higher cost for the company
- Contribute to recycling processes and ensure waste is handled in a safe, environmentally friendly manner
A basic requirement is that we follow all prevailing laws, international agreements and other regulations that impact our operations.
Securitas Ireland environmental initiatives
Securitas Security Services Ireland also implements local initiatives to improve its environmental performance. For example, we recycle paper, sort our rubbish in to recycle bins, recycle our print toner cartridges and other materials, use web-based manuals, process descriptions and training documents rather than printed materials, and opt for video conferences rather than business travel, whenever possible.