Integrated facilities management (FM) provider Emrill said it has launched ‘Together for Sustainability’ - a holistic approach to reducing the environmental impact of Emrill’s operations through targeted sustainability programmes.
'Together for Sustainability' also promises to improve efficiencies for clients, enhance overall performance of buildings and facilities within the built environment, and encourage Emrill’s employees to strengthen their dedication to sustainable practices, said the company in a statement.
As part of Emrill’s latest initiative, the organisation has introduced an advanced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform to track, analyse, and consolidate environmental, energy, water, waste, social and Greenhouse gases (GHG) data utilising a centralised system.
Using the latest industry standards, methodologies, and conversion factors, Emrill’s ESG platform will improve decision-making through focused insights measured by data-based indicators, allowing the organisation to enhance strategies, benchmark performance, and communicate more effectively with clients and key stakeholders.
Using data output from the ESG platform, Emrill will recommend actions and improvements that will enable its clients to enhance the overall sustainability of projects.
The organisation has implemented energy conservation solutions across multiple client sites to increase energy and water savings, including solar flood lights and power banks, solar-powered portable appliance charging stations and mist fans, a solar-supported hot-water calorifier system, waterless cleaning systems, irrigation pump panel timer installations and optimised chilled water systems and networks.
In residential communities, Emrill has replaced halogen lights with LED lights, resulting in an 80 per cent energy reduction and significant cost savings to clients.
By switching to water aerators, Emrill has reduced water consumption by 50 per cent for its clients, further demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to providing more sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
David Nice, Emrill’s associate director, said: "We have always understood the importance of identifying and implementing strategies that aid in the UAE’s efforts to create a more sustainable future. We believe sustainability should start at the source and we restructured our Integrated Management System (IMS) team to enhance its focus on developing and executing sustainability initiatives."
"Our Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) team is now our Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ) team. Under its new moniker, this team has further enabled Emrill to succeed in our sustainability journey and help us lead the way in encouraging a more maintainable, sufficient, environmentally-aware FM landscape,' he added.
Operations Director Gopalakrishnan said: “Our sustainability solutions resulted in over 4 million kWh of energy savings and 16 million litres of water savings across our contracts last year."
"Emrill will always focus on providing the most viable and sustainability-focused solutions for every client, and with our innovative ESG platform, we are now in the position to set higher sustainability targets, track our progress and measure our performance across several metrics and industry parameters to continue to go above and beyond in our strive for sustainability," he added.-TradeArabia News Service