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Julius Rutherfoord

Julius Rutherfoord Co is a commercial cleaning company based in Battersea, London, providing professional cleaning services since 1994 across the London area Julius. Julius Rutherfoord utilises sustainability in empowering its local community through its business.
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Certified
4 years

Facilities Management Cleaning

Highlights

Measure

Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Head Office, The Tramshed, 12 Ingate Place Battersea, London, SW8 3NS

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Water, Waste, Fleet, Business Travel, Paper, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

-9.7%

Location-based total carbon footprint

64.8 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.5 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

65.5 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.5 tC0₂e

Total Social Value

£278,596

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDGs.

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Certification story

Julius Rutherfoord & Co, a commercial cleaning company based in Battersea, London, providing professional cleaning services since 1994, has achieved Planet Mark certification.  

Julius Rutherfoord & Co believes its strong commitment to protecting and having a positive impact on the environment is integral to its success as a business. From low-water usage technologies to non-chemical cleaning agents in pre-dosed dispensers; as well as its award-winning contract management app which reduces paper consumption, the company has several initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment.  

The company has also measured its social value contributions which amounted to £278,596. This refers to the net social and environmental benefits generated by its team. Measuring its social value gives a holistic insight into its positive contributions to not only the environment but also to society, demonstrating its commitment to meaningfully contribute to a better planet for all.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“I’m pleased that Julius Rutherfoord & Co has achieved certification to Planet Mark for the fourth year. The company is laying the foundations for positive change, from embracing new technologies to implementing efficiency measures to cut down on waste. Measuring its Social Value contribution is also a promising step, evidencing an all-encompassing approach to sustainability. I look forward to continuing to work with Julius Rutherfoord & Co towards a shared sustainable future.”

Through Planet Mark, the company has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

The cleaning industry is primed for real change in sustainability. By taking close care of its supply chain, and becoming knowledgeable about the impacts of chemicals in cleaning supplies and their correct disposal, the industry and its clients can quickly become much more resilient to the impacts of climate change in the future. As businesses more widely become more aware of the environmental impact of their supply chains, the cleaning industry will have to react accordingly to promote sustainable products and practices. 

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Julius Rutherfoord & Co must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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