Devising an Environmentally Responsible Cleaning Program
Looking for Greener Solutions
As consumers are becoming more socially aware and active, businesses are becoming increasingly responsive to their demands. A 2019 survey showed that 90% of business leaders believed their customers would hold them accountable for the company’s environmental decisions. To respond to these demands, more companies are looking for greener solutions to their business needs. This includes their cleaning operations. The common complaint against green cleaning is that it’s expensive. However, firms with sustainability strategies are actually helping their bottom line according to a study of S&P 500 companies. By following these tips, companies can devise an environmentally responsible cleaning program, increasing profits and meeting consumer demand.
Assess Your Situation
Examine the cleaning program you currently have in place and look for areas of improvement. For example, how much plastic are you currently using? How much of this can be reduced? Are there ecologically sensitive products you could be using in their place? Looking at your program through a lens of sustainability will give you your first steps towards a green cleaning program.
Establish Some Targets
Once you know where you can improve, set some measurable goals and establish a timeline for achieving them. Furthermore, make sure your team understands the steps they can be taking to help meet these targets. For example, if you’re looking to start a recycling program, put signage up in the restrooms and cafeteria, along with receptacles for recyclable waste.
Make the Shift to Sustainable Products
On the topic of recyclables, consider switching to cleaning products made from recycled material. Mop and broom heads made from 100% recycled textile waste are available. The same goes for 100% recycled plastic handles and buckets.
Take a Look at Your Cleaning Chemicals
Are you using separate cleaners and disinfectants? Are these products full of harsh, toxic chemicals? Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a 2-in-1 cleaner and disinfectant that is botanically derived, free of bleach, chlorine, and ammonia.
What Going Green Can Do for You
Devising an environmentally responsible cleaning program assures your consumers that you’re doing your part to protect the planet. It demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and community, and by reducing waste, it can also help your bottom line. In short, everyone wins.