Engie Zeroes in on Gold at the Global FM Awards of Excellence

12th May 2021

ENGIE UK’s ‘Making Zero Carbon Happen’ approach to reducing carbon emissions has won Gold at the 2021 Global FM Awards, which recognise the ‘best of the best’ in the facilities management world. The initiative summarises ENGIE’s actions to drive a net-zero future for businesses and communities, as well as within its own organisation.

Having realigned its whole business model to the zero-carbon goal, ENGIE’s successful submission focused on the importance of cultural change and identified key areas for action including green mobility, transforming buildings, sustainable supply chains and measuring success. The company has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 emissions from offices, sites and travel by more than half since 2012.

The judges commended ENGIE’s submission which illustrated five tangible takeaways for the wider facilities sector. These are cultural embeddedness, considering carbon across the full value chain, providing guarantees to customers to drive innovation, establishing investment criteria to support the transition; and of course measurement and verification.   

ENGIE UK CEO Nicola Lovett said: “We are delighted that ENGIE UK’s approach to Making Zero Carbon Happen has been recognised with a Gold win at the Global FM Awards of Excellence. The climate emergency calls for collective action from across society - and facilities services providers are uniquely placed to help implement carbon-reducing measures within the built environment.

“We’re proud to utilise our expertise in energy and facilities management, not only to reduce our own emissions in-line with ENGIE’s science-based targets: but to assist our customers in businesses and public sector organisations throughout the country on their own journeys towards a net-zero future,” she continued.

IWFM CEO Linda Hausmanis added: “Congratulations to ENGIE UK and Ireland for their global win in this critical year for climate action. Engie’s inspirational story shows the role that the workplace and facilities profession can play in achieving real and lasting change in organisations. Sustainability is one area where it can make a tangible difference and it’s great to have that spot-lit by these Awards.”

Globally, ENGIE has science-based targets in place for climate reduction and over 90% of activities are of low carbon intensity.

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