Environmental activities and results
On the whole, Securitas is a service company with a relatively low environmental impact compared with a manufacturing or utility company.
Our most important environmental responsibility is to minimize emissions from transports. We also purchase products thereby creating an environmental impact from a lifecycle perspective. One large category of products we purchase is security uniforms.
The operations of the Group do not require a permit under the Swedish Environmental Code.
Decreasing emissions is our focus
In 2008, an analysis of the major environmental and climate aspects of our business was undertaken by Group Management. The analysis led to the conclusion that exhaust emissions from company cars was to be a prioritized area for improvement.
We have since adopted and implemented an Emissions Policy, which is annually updated, stipulating that no new company cars, which are intended for the transport of a maximum of five people, and no new minivans, which are intended for six to seven people, may emit more than 150 or 200 grams of CO2 per km, respectively, as of December 2012. Trucks, buses and specialist vehicles are not defined as company cars or minivans. Our environmental target is to decrease our exhaust emissions on a yearly basis. Securitas emitted an average of approximately 173 CO2 grams per km in 2008 for the 10,000 company cars and minivans that Securitas owns or leases worldwide. In 2012, the average emission for more than 12,000 vehicles was 155 CO2 grams per km.
Carbon Disclosure Project
Read more about Securitas' participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2012, by clicking here.
Local environmental initiatives
Although we have implemented local initiatives to improve our environmental performance - such as recycling of paper and materials, using on-line manuals, procedures and training instead of printing, and printing magazines on certified papers - these efforts are miniscule in relation to the benefits of focusing on transport issues. Accordingly, we are focusing on this to the best of our ability.