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Championing sustainability in the workplace

Jonny Mobbs, UK Environmental Business Partner looks at the environment and how we campaign to protect it within ISS

My name is Jonny Mobbs and I have been the ISS UK Environmental Business Partner for just under two years. jonny-mobbs-464

I work within the HSEQ & CR team, supporting the overarching ThinkForward@ISS CR Strategy. Within the strategy, there is a pillar which focuses on Sustainable Service Performance that gives us a great opportunity to focus on the important areas of sustainability and the environment, often supporting key environmental campaigns such as #Earth Hour, #ZeroWasteChallenge, #WorldEnvironmentDay and other events for raising awareness throughout the year.

Right now we’re up against the biggest environmental threats that our generation, or any generation, has ever faced. Building a strong culture of environmental awareness is crucial to understanding what impact we have on the environment as a business and, importantly, what we can do to reduce that impact.

rhino-464This year we supported #EarthHour with colleagues and clients from over 2000 buildings – it was amazing to see so many people participating and supporting the cause – it really highlights the level of awareness within ISS as well as how many people feel committed to reducing our combined impact on the planet. Our efforts were acknowledged by the influential Gareth Redmond-King, Head of Climate & Energy WWF UK – thanking us for our participation and support. We have a huge technical network in ISS across our clients’ buildings and our own so we were able to ensure everyone switched off appliances for the hour to support the global campaign.

Similarly, the Zero Waste Challenge for World Environment Day saw over 10,000 people across ISS, our clients, as well as individual’s families and friends pledge to #BeatPlasticPollution and go zero waste for the day. It was estimated that if each of the 10,000 people saved just one plastic bottle going into the general waste stream we could save more than 46tonnes of waste every year.

Together we are striving to reduce our environmental impact as a business, this includes our use of compostable Vegware products across our Food Services business and our UK ban on microbead products and other microplastics. We are also working on some exciting projects with clients to reduce their impact too. Through ThinkForward@ISS we are constantly working on more opportunities to collaborate and inspire colleagues and clients to get involved to support sustainability across ISS.

I personally love the buzz around the campaigns and the feeling that we’re all helping to reduce negative impact on the world around us.

If you too are championing sustainability in your workplace and want to share ideas about building a culture of environmental awareness and getting people to care – let me know jonathan.mobbs@uk.issworld.com. We are looking to make a difference and think about the environment in everything we do, it’s a challenge worth pursuing – Thinking Forward to a sustainable future ThinkForward@ISS.

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