Mitie Group plc

07/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2019 02:35

Mitie boosts new Fife College contract with sustainability credentials

Mitie has secured a five-year contract with Fife College, with the option to extend for a further two years. The contract includes the provision of cleaning and waste management services.

Mitie will undertake a range of cleaning services across five of Fife College's main sites. As part of Mitie and Fife College's sustainability initiatives, environmentally friendly cleaning products will be used on the contract, conducive to 100% biodegradability. Further to this, Mitie will be introducing one if its first electric vehicles to the contract, allowing for zero carbon emissions on travel between the five sites.

As part of the waste management contract, Mitie will agree new recycling targets with Fife College and review avenues for change to increase the amount of material being recycled. Mitie will focus on reducing the amount of single use plastics and packaging at the site by introducing compostable materials at catering facilities and re-evaluating the current recycling facilities to allow for greater capacity. In addition to this, food waste will be captured separately and routed to energy recovery facilities, avoiding landfill.

Together with Mitie's supply partners, the contract will establish community partnerships, designed to support local charities and foodbanks, underpinning the College's commitment to sustainability.

Matthew Thompson, Managing Director, Cleaning & Environmental Services, Mitie, said:

'We are proud to be expanding our long-term partnership with Fife College, to incorporate a range of eco-initiatives which support Fife College's reduce, reuse, and recycle ethos. We are excited to add our waste management expertise to the contract as we continue to support the College in minimising its environmental impact.'

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About Mitie

Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK's leading facilities management and professional services company. It offers a range of specialist services including Security, Engineering Services, Catering, Cleaning Landscaping, Energy and Property Consultancy, and Custody Support Services.

Mitie employs 52,500 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. It takes care of its customers' people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by deploying advanced technology. It is pioneering the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding work environments for customers.