In its most recent Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report released today, leading engineering services provider Edwin James Group reported a 10% reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions and reaffirmed its long-term commitment to its ESG ambitions.
In line with its aim to source all energy needs from renewable sources, more than 90% of Edwin James’s office electricity requirements have come from renewables in the last financial year. Energy reduction efforts across multiple sites have removed 55 tonnes of CO2e through reduced gas and electricity consumption, representing an 18% decrease from the previous year.
Outside of the office environment, over 35% of company cars are now fully electric. To accelerate the move to a greener fleet, the company recently ran a pilot programme to start the replacement of around 70 diesel vans with eco-friendly alternatives – this was the initial step towards electrifying the entire vehicle fleet.
Christopher Kehoe, chief executive officer of Edwin James Group, said: “As a group, we believe that our success should not only be measured by financial achievements but also by the positive impact we make on the world around us.
“Our path towards 2030 continues to drive our efforts to become a more responsible company and to work with suppliers and customers who share our vision. Our commitment to our environmental goals and advancement towards net zero remains a key driver for the entire business. As does the promotion of safe and healthy work practices coupled with providing development opportunities at every level.”
At the heart of the Edwin James Group is the development of people and the strategy to nurture home-grown talent from “apprentice to boardroom”. In 2023, the group opened its third purpose-built EJ Academy training facility focussed on developing digital skills.