Servicon Forms Sustainability Council

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Introducing the Sustainability Council: Servicon, the foremost provider of hospital environmental services (EVS) and commercial cleaning solutions in Southern California, has officially unveiled its latest endeavour.

Maritza Aguilar, the Director of ESG at Servicon, is the driving force behind this initiative, representing a crucial step in Servicon's ongoing commitment to Environmental Social Governance (ESG).

Meet the Pioneers

At the helm of the Sustainability Council is Greg Mahdesian, who serves not only as the Chair but also contributes his expertise to the advisory board of Climate Resolve, a prominent sustainability organisation in Los Angeles that collaborates with governments, nonprofits, businesses, and communities to tackle the global challenge of climate change through localised action.

Pioneering Sustainable Objectives

The central objective of the Sustainability Council is to dramatically amplify Servicon's sustainability endeavours while assisting Servicon's clients in their pursuit of heightened sustainability, ultimately reducing their carbon footprint.

Servicon stands as a trailblazer in eco-friendly cleaning practices, having earned the Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) With Honors certification and boasting a corporate headquarters with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification.

Taking Purposeful Measures

The initiatives the Sustainability Council is embarking upon encompass plans to transition the entire Servicon vehicle fleet to 100% electric by 2030. In addition, Servicon is committed to aiding its clients in adopting more sustainable practices, including installing and maintaining eco-friendly equipment, embracing green energy technologies, optimising HVAC systems, and establishing electric charging stations. The council will also work alongside clients to enhance waste diversion efforts and select greener equipment and supplies.

Furthermore, the council will be instrumental in ensuring clients are well-informed about and can take advantage of various U.S. government incentives, including tax credits, rebates, and direct research and development (R&D) funding.

These incentives, such as those offered under the Inflation Reduction Act, represent a historic investment in green technology. They encompass support for the adoption of sustainable programmes, technologies, energy sources, and products, spanning solar and wind power, electric batteries, heat pumps, electric vehicles, and carbon capture.

This endeavour is timely, aligned with the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act recently enacted by U.S. President Joe Biden, which allocates approximately $280 billion to bolster U.S. R&D and semiconductor manufacturing.

The council has already initiated contact with Servicon's accounting firm to compile an exhaustive list of available tax credits, rebates, and economic incentives.

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