The Net-Zero Business Podcast: A deeper dive into Mitie’s 2025 net-zero strategy

In response to the accelerated pace at which corporates are examining and setting net-zero targets to help alleviate the climate crisis, edie has launched a new spin-off of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. First up on the Net-Zero Business podcast is an exclusive interview with facilities management giant Mitie.

The Net-Zero Business Podcast: A deeper dive into Mitie’s 2025 net-zero strategy

edie’s senior reporter Sarah George interviews Mitie's director of sustainability

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Following on from the UK Government’s world-leading net-zero carbon commitment, edie’s new spinoff podcast series, Net-Zero Business, will hear from the trendsetters and trailblazers of responsible businesses.

Since the UK Government set it’s 2050 net-zero target into law, more and more businesses are attempting to get ahead of the political curve by strengthening carbon and energy strategies and pledging to become net-zero businesses well before the 2050 deadline.

The Net-Zero Business podcast is a monthly digest of episodes that are 30 minutes or less in length. It features an in-depth interview with a sustainability lead at a business that has set a net-zero target in the last three months.

For the second episode, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George interviews Mitie’s director of sustainability, social value and fleet Simon King to explore the firm’s plan to become a net-zero business within five years. Mitie claims the strategy – called Plan Zero – is the most ambitious in the UK’s facilities management sector.

Sarah also rounds up some key net-zero announcements that have taken place this month, including O2’s ambition to become the UK’s first net-zero mobile network provider; Cornwall and Scilly’s drive to become the first net-zero NHS region in the UK; and a key milestone on the development of the EU’s updated 2030 emissions target, to support the bloc’s 2050 Green Deal target.

This episode additionally references edie’s recent webinar: ‘Pathways to net-zero: decarbonising your business in the 2020s’. Hosted in association with Inspired Energy, this event is now available to watch on-demand.  

The edie podcast is available to listen to on Spotify. You can also subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and bookmark this page to see the full list of podcast episodes as they appear. Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Email us at [email protected].


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