Mitie is supporting Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual insurance, pensions and investment company, with its sustainability strategy, having installed the first ten electric vehicle (EV) charge points at its office in Alderley Park. This is a landmark moment for Mitie in its objective to help public and private sector organisations reach net zero, with over 850 EV charge points installed for customers across the UK and Ireland.
In addition to the initial installation, Mitie is ensuring that Royal London’s charge points are working correctly and carrying-out any necessary maintenance. Mitie is also helping Royal London with the ongoing monitoring of charge point usage, to track trends and determine the pace and focus of its charging infrastructure investment.
Mitie has installed chargers for customers across the length and breadth of Britain as well as in Ireland, covering a broad range of sites including offices and manufacturing facilities. This is in addition to over 1,000 charge points Mitie has already installed at its own sites and at its employees’ homes in support of its commitment to switch its entire fleet of 7,100 vehicles to electric by 2025.
All these efforts are part of Mitie’s Plan Zero commitment to use its sustainability, as well as energy and fleet management, expertise to support public and private sector organisations reach their own decarbonisation targets. In July 2020, Mitie launched its Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service to help customers transition to electric and manage their charge point infrastructure.
In addition to this, Mitie launched a whitepaper on EV charge point infrastructure, outlining key factors businesses should consider when designing their charge point programme. This includes an explanation of the different ownership and billing models for charge points as well as grants available for businesses to fund their fleet decarbonisation plans.
Pradyumna Pandit, Managing Director, Sustainability and Energy Services, Mitie, said:
“Climate change is a fight we cannot win alone, so we’re using our energy management and zero emission fleet expertise to support our customers in reaching their own sustainability goals. From the design and installation of charge points to engineering maintenance and optimisation, we’re supporting our customers throughout their entire fleet electrification journey to help accelerate the decarbonisation of Britain and Ireland.”
Darren Smith, Head of Group Procurement & Estates, Royal London, said:
“We’re committed to playing our part in the fight against climate change. To help reach our climate pledges and reduce our operational emissions, we’ve worked with Mitie to install electric vehicle charging points in our Alderley Park office. We’re encouraging all of our people to help play their part in reducing emissions in any way they can.”
Notes to editors
Founded in 1987, Mitie’s job is to look after places where Britain works and is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence customers; Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms and increasingly to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management) division serves both the public and private sector in these niche businesses.
Mitie acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020 and now employs 75,000 people we are the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, through the ‘Science of Service’, delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.
The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.
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About Royal London
Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £148 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 4,412 employees. Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2020.