Securiguard Services is firmly committed to preserving the environment and operating in a manner that promotes resource sustainability. As such, Securiguard is a listed member of the City of Vancouver’s “Corporate Climate Leaders” strategy.
See details on our commitment, achievements and current targets.
We have integrated several cutting-edge processes and technologies into our day-to-day operations that fulfill this mandate including Energy Consumption Programs, Hybrid Vehicle Purchases, GPS Vehicle Tracking, the largest Bicycle Fleet for security in Vancouver, use of Electric Scooters for patrolling, and Go-Paperless Initiatives as listed below.
On every site we secure, Securiguard promotes energy savings initiatives that ensure lights, computers and other electronic devices are turned off when not in use. In addition, we use these same practices in our own offices.
In our continuing efforts to minimize our environmental impact, Securiguard is currently testing hydrogen-powered vehicles for patrols. In essence, these vehicles combine hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity, which subsequently powers the vehicle’s engine. Based on the results of the trial period, this vehicle could become a staple of our fleet with more zero-emissions hydrogen vehicles being deployed in the coming 12-24 months.
The deployment of our hybrid fleet has significantly contributed to a year-on-year reduction in idling time, resulting in an 13% reduction in our carbon footprint over the past two years.
Securiguard’s commitment to reducing our vehicle emissions resulted in us replacing our entire mobile fleet with low-emission hybrid vehicles, such as Toyota Prius Hybrids. Additionally, we are increasingly turning to electric vehicles and currently utilize electric scooters for parkade patrols.
Our GPS tracking service helps lessen the environmental impact of our vehicles by identifying inefficient driving patterns that are wasting fuel, increasing vehicle wear and tear and causing drivers to be on the road longer than they need to be.
Since implementing our GPS tracking system we have experienced more than a 90% decrease in vehicle idling time, which has provided significant emission reductions for both hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles.
As an example of our long-standing commitment to sustainability, Securiguard was the first company to introduce a bicycle patrol in Vancouver, and today maintains the largest bicycle fleet in the city.
As part of our Go Green initiatives, Securiguard uses electric E-Scooters to patrol large parking environment facilities at many of our coverage locations. This nimble example of sustainable motoring has proven effective in helping our personnel reduce personal threats, theft from vehicles, and vandalism while promoting a visible, safe guest experience.
Some of the primary advantages of this vehicle include its quiet, high maneuverability both indoors and outdoors, its high visibility, and its greater reliability and fewer maintenance hours (no more quarterly oil changes).
Securiguard has also added the Sport E-Bike to its fleet – an electric pedal assist bicycle for use in the Vancouver Downtown Core. This is the second e-bike that has been deployed by Securiguard and allows the rider to cover more ground during their patrols versus a standard model. Additionally, this bicycle is electric and therefore releases zero emissions while in use.
With our fully integrated scheduling and accounting software, Winteam, we electronically provide all accounts payable and accounts receivable documents. This initiative has allowed us to reduce our paper consumption by over 20%. We also encourage our customers to receive their invoices electronically.
95% of our 1600 security officers in BC and Alberta today receive electronic paychecks/paystubs, reducing paper and courier usage.