Caring for people, places and our planet

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a UK government department which is responsible for business; industrial strategy; science, research & innovation; energy & clean growth; monitoring climate change.

In 2020, BEIS turned its sustainability remit inward, challenging itself to achieve a Net-Zero target across its property portfolio and operations. The starting point was the head office in Westminster.

Whilst BEIS fully understand their energy consumption and relative scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the scope 3 emissions are less well defined. Setting a true Net-Zero emission target required all three scopes to be understood, have a pathway to reduction and actions to reduce emissions.

ISS provided us with an excellent service from start to finish. They
conducted clear and thorough reports and recommendations which will be extremely valuable to BEIS in mapping out our pathway to Net-Zero. As well applying their expertise and experience, I was impressed by their high level of engagement with us throughout the project.

Ursula Sparrow, Head of Sustainability- Commercial and Operations Directorate, BEIS 

Next steps in our sustainable partnership

The planned next steps are to continue to support BEIS and their Partner Organisations to identify and deliver opportunities and plans across the client’s estate. 

Our Account team continues to support BEIS with the delivery of expert projects, which include a key estate LED installation. This saw 3,595 LEDs replacing 5,263 standard bulbs across 1 Victoria Street (BEIS head office in Westminster) alongside remodelling of an innovative lighting controls system which is projected to reduce site electricity by 14% - or just under 200 tCO2e per year.