Category: Environmental Initiatives

Why Green Business is Good Business

I believe business success should be used as a tool to make the world a better place, whether it’s through our charity work or our green initiatives. But even if I didn’t care at all about the fate of this planet, it would be bad business for me not to be pursuing green business initiatives. If your long term plan for your business doesn’t take energy efficiency and sustainability into account, that needs to change today. Recently, human industry reached […]

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Magenta Wins Big Again at the Hounslow Business Awards

Last year, I was very proud to accept the award for Best Business for Customer Service from the Hounslow Business Awards. This year I got to step on stage once again this time to accept the Hounslow Business award for Best Green Business. The Hounslow Business Awards are an annual event run by the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. The 2016 awards were at the same venue as last year – Hilton Hotel Syon Park – and supported by the same […]

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Three Ways You Can Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Business

Magenta Security was the first manned security service in Europe to fully comply to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. Since then, we’ve continued to reduce our carbon footprint and be an industry leader in environmental responsibility and energy efficiency, achieving and maintaining a carbon neutral status for many years. Clients often come to me for advice on how to reduce their impact on the environment, especially now that many businesses won’t work with companies who can’t prove their environmental credentials. […]

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Summer, Sun & Security in the Royal Parks of London

Magenta Security Services has had the honour of providing security services to the Royal Parks for many years having first been awarded the contract to provide guarding solutions to the nine parks by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in 2007, and then again in 2009 and 2011. When appointing a security provider, the park’s managers looked at all areas of the potential suppliers’ business approach. One of the main reasons Magenta’s bid was successful was because alongside […]

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Magenta Security continues to make significant environmental investments

Magenta Security Services continues to make great strides in sustainable development through it’s continued investment in environmental initiatives. Considered one of the most environmentally friendly companies in the security industry, Magenta has installed solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in Hounslow to significantly reduce its energy usage. The solar panels generate 9 kilowatt hour per hour of electricity allowing Magenta to generate 40% of the electricity it needs. The company has also invested in a state-of the art […]

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Why the environment remains a priority

The environment is a growing concern for our customers so we are proud to be well known as the leader in our industry when it comes to green credentials and low energy usage. Corporate social responsibility is something discussed in detail in my whitepaper ‘Managing You Security’. The paper highlights areas companies should look at when deciding on a security company to work with in relation to corpprate social responsibility and highlights initiatives they can introduce themselves. I strongly believe […]

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Environmental credentials important when choosing a security provider

The environmental credentials of a security provider should be front of mind when choosing a company to work with, according to Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security. In his new whitepaper ‘Managing Your Security’, Petkar highlights key criteria that businesses should look at when choosing their security provider. He believes the environment is increasing in importance for customers, with Magenta having successfully won several contracts due to its green credentials. Magenta Security is considered one of the most environmentally […]

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Magenta Continues To Go Green With New Electric Cars

Magenta Security Services invests in electric cars to reduce its carbon footprint. Magenta Security has invested in state-of-the-art electric cars for the company’s fleet of vehicles. The move is a long-term investment which will significantly reduce the company’s carbon footprint as well as vehicle running costs. Magenta Security is considered one of the most environmentally friendly companies in the security industry. It was the first manned guarding company in Europe to be awarded certification to ISO 14001:2004 and was the […]

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The Green Legacy

In the second blog looking at environmental policies, Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security Services, explores how improvements in environmental credentials can be achieved. Instigating and driving green policies and procedures is not something that can be achieved over night. To begin company-wide understanding, commitment and support a top down approach to the objective is of paramount importance. Staff must be involved at all levels of the organisation and given the opportunity to ask questions and provide thoughts and […]

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The Security Industry’s Green Legacy

It was only a few years ago that ‘going green’ was seen as a rather twee idea that being environmentally friendly would somehow save the planet. Most big businesses didn’t see the link between being ‘green’ with economic growth and the maximisation of profitability. However, today being ‘green’ is about demonstrating corporate social responsibility and being part of the ‘solution’ rather than the ‘problem’. The security industry is one of the business sectors that is now having to face up […]

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