Sustainability & Green Solutions
Protecting People and the Planet
Today’s health-conscious consumers have a heightened sense of personal responsibility toward protecting the environment, and they are more acutely aware of their impact on its longevity.
By and large, people want to know that how they live, work and play is not causing harm to themselves, others, or the environment. And consequently, research shows that they are now willing to pay more for that peace of mind…Even in a down economy.
The green movement, like most business trends, had its initial shift at the consumer level, but has since permeated into the commercial markets, impacting the way building owners and facility managers are responding to this ripple effect of new demands being placed on them by governmental agencies, third-party certifiers and eco-friendly companies.
And despite the myriad of tree, flower and waterfall images that have surfaced in recent years, greening our industry is not just about saving the environment. It’s about Sustainability—Social, Economic and Environmental.
And the best approach is a holistic one. A facility’s focus should be on protecting the health of its workers and patrons, generating revenue to remain a viable business, and doing so without compromising the ability of future generations to prosper.
Contrary to what was feasible in years past, sustainable development can be an effective solution for facilities today. The effectiveness of green products has improved, the price gap has narrowed, and certifications are now in place to help customers determine what ‘green’ truly means.
All customers want choices; it’s up to you to give them a sustainable one.
- All-purpose cleaner
- Glass cleaners
- Neutral disinfectants
- Restroom cleaners
- Carpet chemicals
- Industrial cleaners
Tools and Equipment:
- HEPA?ULPA filtered vacuums
- Low-moisture carpet extractors
- Burnishers that capture dust
- Microfiber mops, brooms, wipes
- Dispensing systems
- Industrial cleaners
Paper & Packaging:
- High-recycled content
- Processed cholorine free
- Packaging materials
- Live-cycle impact
- Ice Melter
- Recycling programs/devices
- Water and energy conservation
- Entry Matting
Leading Research and Sales Tools:
- Site analysis
- Audit forms
- End-user training module
- Product bundle suggestions
- Cost analysis tools
- Media Campaign - Advertising & PR
- End-user marketing tools
- Sustainable Choices
- Continuing Education courses
- Web ordering capabilities
- LEED assistance
- Advisory Boards and Speaking Engagements
- Leverage Affiliations
- Global Accounts Continuous Improvement Projects: Improved Productivity, Enhanced Facility Image & Creating the Safest Working Environment