Being environmentally friendly should be a key component for every contract cleaning company but on the surface, contact cleaning is about keeping the client’s environment free from litter, germs and visible dirt regardless of the type of business, throw in a couple of recycling bins and many will think they are being sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The truth of the matter is that cleaning businesses have a much greater opportunity than some to make a difference to their client’s environmental and sustainable credentials.
Whether it be using hybrid vehicles, energy efficient lightbulbs or ‘green’ cleaning products which are chemical free, the list of things we can do as an industry goes on.
Setting clear targets for staff, working towards them and providing training on environmental initiatives is also a key element in being successfully sustainable and as with all environmental initiatives, what starts out being good for the environment, also turns out to be good for business too.
USS are constantly reviewing our approach to the environment and looking at ways in which we can improve our sustainable approach, the latest copy of our Environmental & Sustainability Policy can be viewed here