Miele ramps up plans to become sector’s ‘most sustainable company’


Miele, the manufacturer of professional appliances, is encouraging staff to become more environmentally friendly, inviting them to pledge to make a change during its recent sustainability immersion day.

Staff pledges ranged from sharing lifts to work; eating less meat; and buying non disposable nappies. Miele has promised to plant trees in support of all the staff pledges made.

During the immersion day, held at Miele’s head office in Oxford, staff from both the domestic and professional team were brought up to speed on Miele’s commitment to become the “the most sustainable company in the industry”.

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Miele’s 2019 Sustainability Report was unveiled to the team and staff were also briefed on all the latest innovations and initiatives from the organisation, including details on how it is working with McDonalds on grease and fat extraction for use as biofuel and its zero waste to landfill initiative, which sees all waste traced and accounted for.

John Pickering, managing director at Miele GB (pictured), said: “Customers are expecting more from their partners and suppliers, and rightly so.

“Since Miele first launched in 1899, the core of its product and business philosophy has been to provide customers with products of exceptionally high quality and with a long lifecycle and minimal environmental impact. Sustainability has always been at the core of everything we do. Our ‘Immer Besser’ (forever better) philosophy means we strive to constantly improve, and our approach to sustainability is no exception.”

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