Mitie has been selected to manage waste operations delivery across the entirety of the portfolio managed by JLL Property Asset Management (PAM). The appointment aims to provide an efficient and economic method of ensuring sustainable waste services across what is a very diverse and geographically challenging portfolio.
Sustainability featured prominently in the tender for waste management, with weighting rising from 5 per cent to 30 per cent of the process, compared to previous tenders. Within the approach, JLL identified the need to procure a flexible and scalable service that aligned with JLL’s sustainability targets in the UK, using data to measure and evidence progress. In tackling the climate and nature emergency, JLL is working towards reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent per sq ft across all properties it manages for clients by 2030.
Mitie’s sustainability and waste management expertise will include using its ‘resource not waste’ approach to turn circular economy concepts into practical action, as well as reducing waste creation and increasing JLL’s recycling rate. Mitie will also be using local depots and facilities designed to reuse and repurpose, to further reduce JLL’s waste miles and will use on site weighing technology for better, more accurate data to help JLL with their service charges.
Richard Curnow, Head of Partner Performance & Optimisation – Property & Asset Management at JLL, said: “This appointment demonstrates JLL’s commitment to tackling the climate and nature emergency through addressing changes that can be made in the supply chain to reduce carbon emissions. The tender process was very competitive but Mitie stood out as one of the best suppliers from a sustainability operational delivery perspective, with an ESG position that was very well aligned with JLL’s.”
Michael Taylor, Managing Director, Mitie Waste, added: “At Mitie we send over 90 per cent of waste material for reuse, recycling or recovery and strive for our clients to achieve zero waste as part of our resource not waste philosophy. Our waste operations are designed to draw on all the benefits brought by a circular economy, helping our clients to reduce their carbon footprint and support the drive to decarbonise Britain.”