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Our progress on sustainability

At Churchill, sustainability is a fundamental aspect in all of our business decisions and a key part of the Churchill culture. In 2020 we continued with a clear focus on driving sustainable practices.

As part of our sustainability efforts to date, we have:

  • Launched #makeONEchange, a campaign to encourage employees and clients to make simple changes to help our planet
  • Switched our top five cleaning products to recyclable packaging. We anticipate that we will have saved over 24 metric tonnes of plastic waste over the past 12 months
  • Significantly reduced the amount of paper used in our offices and are aiming for paperless site files by the end of 2021
  • Signed new energy contracts which means that over 70% of electricity used in our offices now comes from renewable energy sources
  • Invited a host of key clients to our specialist roundtable events during which we shared best practice on sustainability in FM
  • Found 22 sustainability champions across the business who are passionate about the environment and want to drive a positive sustainability culture within Churchill

In addition to that, we also developed and published the Churchill Sustainability Charter, a commitment to continuously reduce our environmental impacts, to improve the well-being of our employees, to benefit the communities we work and live in, and to be at the forefront of innovation. We set four key priority areas to define our goals and guide us on the road to a sustainable future: Environment, Social, Governance and Innovation.

One of the commitments we made under the Sustainability Charter was to make an active contribution to tackling climate change by reducing both the direct and indirect impact of our activities on the environment. We are doing this by monitoring our own business operations and working with our suppliers to improve Churchill’s sustainable procurement. We are also actively seeking out solutions that reduce our impact on the planet and allow us to be at the forefront of our industry.

We’re really proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but there is more to do. In 2021, we are aiming to calculate our carbon footprint and set science-based targets on our road towards net zero, improve on our environmental monitoring, and continue purchasing a significant proportion of our energy supply from renewable sources. We look forward to updating you as we work towards those goals.