Environmental Sustainability

Sustainability and
Environmental Challenges

Developing sustainable infrastructure solutions using water and energy efficiency expertise, environmental science, environmental monitoring and consultancy. 

We work to overcome the environmental challenges of tomorrow with a particular focus on decarbonisation, supporting businesses across the UK to achieve net-zero carbon emissions

Every business has an impact on the environment due to the resources we use and the waste we produce.

Now we have to work together to solve environmental challenges, protecting the climate, managing sustainability and cleaning up pollution.

Guiding you through Sustainability and Environmental Challenges

Our team of experts are on hand to assist businesses in achieving a greener economy, offering a range of solutions to support you at every stage of the journey and ensure a safer, more sustainable future. 

We use innovation to offer expertise in water and energy efficiency, environmental science, environmental monitoring and consultancy. SOCOTEC supports a range of sectors, including commercial property management, insurance, real estate, construction, recycling and waste, rail and transport and leisure and hospitality to ensure the durability and efficiency of infrastructure, equipment and buildings, advising on the management of waste and the re-use of materials.

Our mission is to pave the way for cities of the future, building the safe and sustainable infrastructure of tomorrow. This in turn will reduce our environmental impact and preserve the current environment, creating a net-zero reality

Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction

Improving your organisation's energy efficiency is vital for business productivity. It also has a positive impact on the environment by reducing energy waste and your carbon footprint, thereby enhancing your company's reputation and saving you money. 

Reporting on energy efficiency and carbon ensures that decision-makers are aware of the energy and carbon impacts of businesses, while also keeping your business compliant with energy and carbon-related legislation such as the UK Government's Simplified Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). 

Businesses across the UK can all benefit from our expert advice on improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and compliance with legislation, all of which will accelerate our planet towards a net-zero future. 

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Manage your company's environmental impact

Environmental Monitoring and Consultancy

All organisations, whatever their size or function, will have an impact on the environment. In order to manage your company's environmental impact, you must first analyse, inspect and monitor it to develop a solution. 

 

SOCOTEC’s environmental consultants provide analytical, monitoring and consultancy services to support you with minimising your environmental impact and complying with legislation. 

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All organisations, whatever their size or function, will have an impact on the environment. In order to manage your company's environmental impact, you must first analyse, inspect and monitor it to develop a solution. 

 

SOCOTEC’s environmental consultants provide analytical, monitoring and consultancy services to support you with minimising your environmental impact and complying with legislation. 

Water services

A safe and sustainable water supply

Water Efficiency

Water is a precious resource due to ongoing changes in climate and rising sea levels. It's becoming increasingly important that we understand the impact that we are having on the environment in relation to water management. 

 

SOCOTEC focuses on continuous improvement through innovation and investment in our personnel, methodologies and water equipment, helping to improve the efficiencies of your water systems and provide you with a safe water supply. 

 

From legionella risk assessments to water treatment equipment and products, SOCOTEC provides the solutions to ensure a sustainable and safe water supply for your business. 

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Water is a precious resource due to ongoing changes in climate and rising sea levels. It's becoming increasingly important that we understand the impact that we are having on the environment in relation to water management. 

 

SOCOTEC focuses on continuous improvement through innovation and investment in our personnel, methodologies and water equipment, helping to improve the efficiencies of your water systems and provide you with a safe water supply. 

 

From legionella risk assessments to water treatment equipment and products, SOCOTEC provides the solutions to ensure a sustainable and safe water supply for your business. 

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Protecting natural resources with science

Environmental Science

SOCOTEC's Environmental Science division works to protect the earth's natural resources with a range of expertise in renewables, environmental chemistry, advanced chemistry and research, marine, forensics, oils, nuclear, asbestos and water analysis. 

 

With SOCOTEC's accredited environmental science testing services, you can expect unrivalled turnaround times, technical expertise and data integrity. 

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SOCOTEC's Environmental Science division works to protect the earth's natural resources with a range of expertise in renewables, environmental chemistry, advanced chemistry and research, marine, forensics, oils, nuclear, asbestos and water analysis. 

 

With SOCOTEC's accredited environmental science testing services, you can expect unrivalled turnaround times, technical expertise and data integrity. 

Sustainability at SOCOTEC

Our carbon management plan

Along with our commitment to help businesses in achieving a sustainable future, we are also focused on reducing our own environmental impact.

Our Carbon Management Plan underpins our own commitment to reducing our environmental impact by achieving Carbon ‘Net Zero’ by 2050 at the latest.

SOCOTEC UK is committed to achieving the UK Government target of ‘Net zero’ by 2050 and is actively taking steps to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions. We aim to work towards this by reducing annual scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 16.7% by 2024, and 53.3% by 2035 from a 2019 base year.

Read our carbon management plan here

Environmental Policy Statement

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Improving our environmental performance

In our day-to-day operations, we recognise that we inevitably impact the environment in a number of ways. We are committed to reducing this impact through continual improvement in our environmental performance.

From preventing our pollution to measuring our carbon footprint, we work hard to ensure that all of our employees are environmentally aware.

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We work across a range of sectors, helping you to achieve more sustainable solutions.

Real estate and property

Adopting greener energy solutions, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and sustainability are at the top of the agenda for many real estate and property management companies. Find out how SOCOTEC can help you achieve a green economy.

Facilities management

The decisions we make today have a long term impact on our planet. The facilities management sector plays an important part in overcoming environmental challenges and increasing a company's sustainability.

Construction

Environmental challenges such as emissions monitoring, environmental impact and waste management need to be considered on construction sites to ensure sustainability and reduce your carbon footprint.

Rail and transport

SOCOTEC offers a range of solutions for the rail and transport industry to support green travel. We also host the annual Railway Environmental Forum, which continues to be one of the leading industry events for environment, health and safety and facilities management in the rail and transport sector.

Recycling and waste management

From using waste to generate energy to landfill monitoring, there are many environmental and sustainability considerations within the recycling and waste management industry.

Retail, leisure and hospitality

SOCOTEC provides a variety of testing, inspection and compliance services to support you with a host of environmental-related issues in the retail, leisure and hospitality industries, including environmental due diligence, effluent monitoring and air quality testing.

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