Going Green´ is a focus for businesses in North America these days. Corporations can benefit from their participation in several ways using the LEED Program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for existing buildings. The benefits range from reduced energy cost, cleaner air in buildings, reduced environ- mental footprint from buildings, improved corporate reputation and showing community environmental leadership.
Many businesses (small and large) are quick to take on LEED initiatives such as waste recycling, energy efficiency and incorporating sustainable materials. However, the very basic initiatives, such as, cleaning are sometimes overlooked.
Corporate Green Cleaning involves using environmentally friendly cleaning products, cleaning techniques and equipment that reduce employee health problems and allergies which result from the air quality in buildings. It also contributes to the reduction of building carbon emissions which impact our environment.
There are many benefits which directly and indirectly impact the environment, such as: good carpet cleaning practices lengthen the life cycle of carpets which reduces the need for energy to produce carpet and the materials in it; improved air quality in buildings helps reduce employee sickness and therefore leads to increased work productivity and less time way from work by employees.
The new LEED Program points, which are awarded for achieving a certain level of cleanliness in corporate buildings, also represent a shift away from thinking about green cleaning as a set of products but more so, towards thinking about it as a set of cleaning practices that includes planning, using less-toxic chemicals, and using energy-efficient equipment.
We can help you to comply with your business´ environmental requirements and will assist with your corporate environmental responsibility which will in turn enhance your company image in the market place.