Reducing our organisational carbon footprintEach day, phs employees undertake 20,000 service visits at our customers’ sites. Naturally, getting to and from these customers to perform the essential services they require is our primary operational challenge.The fuel used in our vehicles is currently responsible for 75% of our organisational carbon footprint and is one of our most significant environmental impacts.We are working hard to control this and our efforts are focused on 3 areas: choosing efficient vehicles that are the best-fit for our needs, taking practical steps to reduce the fuel we use and looking to the future to understand how we can transition to low carbon transport solutions.So far, our ongoing investment in fleet replacement and driver behaviour training has enabled us to improve our average driver mpg by over 15%.Last year we invested over £16 million in new vehicles, enabling us to both downsize vehicles and consolidate routes to reduce the number of waste vehicles on the road.
This winter, the measures you need to create a safe environment for employees are different than ever before. Not only do you need to consider the usual winter issues of maintenance and risks of slips and falls, there’s the real and serious risk of COVID-19. And as more people return back into the workplaces, the pressure is on to make sure employees stay safe.
Reducing airborne risk of COVID-19 is critical By Astley Shields, Air Specialist of facilities services provider phs Group
Over the course of the last 12 months, life as we know it has completely changed. Nobody could have predicted a global pandemic of a scale that would lead to the mass closures of businesses and strict limitations on interactions. Yet here we stand in the midst of yet another lockdown, battling against the risk of COVID-19 and assessing how businesses can reopen safely once restrictions start to ease.
LifeCycle: A new journey for hygiene waste By Clare Noble, Head of Healthcare and Waste at phs Group
Waste creation is an inevitable part of day-to-day life within any care home. Consequently, so is waste management. But do you ever stop to think about where this waste goes when it leaves your premises and the impact it could be making on the planet?
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