Net Zero - a continuation of our commitment in the UK
The commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2045 covers all our emissions, including direct emissions from our operations, indirect emissions linked to the energy used and all other emissions linked to our activities.
This major commitment is the next step on our sustainability journey and will profoundly transform the way we operate from product materials sourcing to our operations and deliveries. Our customers will also benefit from this journey with an even lower carbon footprint service over the years and until we reach our ultimate target.
Focus on UK achievements and initiatives
What does net zero mean for Elis in the United Kingdom?
Working towards Net Zero for Elis UK will require profound transformation in the way we operate and our relations with our stakeholders, for example by:
Continuing to improve energy efficiency in our operations
By using innovative detergent technologies and transforming our processes to reduce water and energy consumptions, investigating alternative sources such as biogas or biomass, solar panels installations or use of renewable electricity.
Continually improving our fleet and delivery channels
Transitioning our fleet towards alternative vehicles, reducing fuel consumption by densifying our delivery channels and optimising our delivery routes and loads; Deploying a unique fleet management tool; Promoting eco-driving.
Working on our products longevity and materials
We will work to extend them when possible, select the best materials and work to reduce product losses.
Working with our suppliers
We will work closely with our suppliers to identify lower carbon alternatives.
Further developing reusing and recycling to valorizs our textile at the end of their life
Rags, insulating materials for automotive parts and investigating textile to textile recycling schemes.
Developing new partnerships with our customers, suppliers and eco-system
To reduce emissions along the value chain and identify innovative approaches.
Circular Economy is at the heart of our business model
Our business model is based on circular economy and emphasizes services over products ownership and rentals over purchases.
Designing waste out and keeping material in circulation, reduce resource consumption and have already allowed us to provide our customers with a lower carbon footprint option. We want to go a step further.
2025 Elis Group objectives
Elis Group announced in 2019 its new 2025 CSR Commitment program, around 3 main pillars. Commitments include:
Reduction of CO2 emissions in the operation by 20% in intensity compared to 2010.
Improve thermal energy efficiency in our European factories by 35% compared to 2010.
Improve the carbon footprint of our vehicle fleet.
To recycle 80% of our textiles.
In the coming months, Elis UK will further specify its full carbon footprint, work on new emission reduction goals and define a clear plan to reach its target.