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Corporate responsibility

Case Studies

The Zero Waste Challenge

In May 2017, ISS launched the Zero Waste Challenge for World Environment Day. People signed up in the month leading up to the challenge to say they were taking part from around our global operations. On the day, 5th June 2017, people shared their experiences, photos and stories across social media.

In total, 12,566 people (from ISS and beyond), took part in the challenge to reduce their waste and these participants were from 65 different nations across the globe. The top 5 participating countries were the UK, Indonesia, India, Australia and the USA.

Approximately 62,830 items were saved from going to waste on World Environment Day and 100% of survey respondents said they were likely or very likely to reduce their waste in the future following the challenge.

The most common waste reducing activities were avoiding disposable coffee cups, plastic bottles, food packaging and paper hand towels. Participants replaced these items with reusable or zero waste versions.

There was unprecedented support for the event from all corners of the globe and the initiative demonstrated the power of such a large organisation in bringing about positive environmental change.

 

Peckover School’s Sustainable Wildlife Garden

ISS Landscaping is supporting Peckover Primary School’s wildlife and environmental education area. The area sits directly behind the school and has been leased from the National Trust. The school is located in Wisbech, a welcoming and diverse community however one that has seen above national average levels of deprivation in recent years.

Wildlife gardens are proven to enhance physical and mental health and wellbeing; and increase the biodiversity of school grounds, especially within an urban landscape. This project has given ISS Landscaping a unique opportunity to support the school and community.

The wildlife garden will be created using waste materials from ISS Landscaping projects. The materials will be used to create bug houses for wildlife, a series of compost bins and a vegetable patch to encourage children and the community to be sustainable and reduce waste.

Collaborating on food waste

In May 2017, ISS proudly signed up to WRAP’s Courtauld 2025 Commitment. This is an ambitious voluntary agreement that will bring together organisations across the food system – from producer to consumer – to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable. The targeted overall outcomes for signatories collectively from 2015 to 2025, calculated as a relative reduction per head of population, are:

• 20% reduction in food & drink waste arising in the UK (initially post farm gate)
• 20% reduction in the GHG intensity of food & drink consumed in the UK (farm to fork).

The catering businesses within ISS have come together to agree three clear projects that will form our own contribution to the UK goals:

• Relaunching our Wise Up on Waste App and finding ways to link this with management tools and processes in our catering businesses.
• Focusing on consumer food waste at our client sites and launching awareness campaigns to change mindsets among their employees.
• Piloting new approaches to food surplus redistribution from client sites through digital platforms.

As signatories, we will also be responsible for providing data on the annual tonnage and fate of food waste, surpluses and by-products arising in operations under our direct control. We look forward to collaborating with a range of partners across the food system to share good practice and new innovations that will help us drive down food waste.