Magenta Security Services reaches 75% energy usage reduction milestone

Magenta Security Services, the first security guarding company in the UK to be awarded ISO 14001 back in 2001, has continued its focus on environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices over the course of the last 15 years. Now, and despite significant organisational growth, increased head count and additional need for resources, the company has managed to reduce its energy usage by an impressive 75%.

“This isn’t just a major milestone for us, but also a demonstration to the rest of the business community,” commented Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services. “You can achieve great things if you put your mind to it. We only have one planet and businesses need to appreciate what’s possible. My team has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years to achieve and maintain ISO 14001. Time and again, we have sought new ways in which to reduce our energy consumption and be the industry front-runner when it comes to a commitment to the environment.”

Energy reduction systems at Magenta Security Services’ head office alone have seen the building’s energy efficiency rating go from an F to a C rating, while the use of hybrid and electric vehicles is ensuring that the company’s maximising efficiency while operatives are on the road.

Abbey Petkar

Abbey Petkar

Petkar continued: “From PIR lighting systems, solar panels and new heating systems through to digitisation and recycling, we’re fully committed to protecting the environment at every level of the business. We’re still looking for ways in which to improve the systems we have. Reducing energy usage and increasing efficiency is a long-term process. So far, we have achieved 75%. One day, that figure will be 90% and maybe more. As technology improves, so can we. I look forward to seeing these figures improve year on year in line with the latest trends and opportunities.”

Magenta Security Services’ head office is in Hounslow, with the business also running operations in Swindon, Birmingham, Manchester and Kent. In addition to supplying security officers, mobile patrols and electronic surveillance solutions, the business can provide a variety of additional services to clients.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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