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related absences before the annual cost
of eco-friendly products pales into
Improving the air quality improves
workplace productivity too, so the
benefits continue to stack up.
Is your contract cleaner green?
If they are, they will be more than happy
to tell you! In fact, they will probably be
very enthusiastic to share their
knowledge and experience with you to
help you improve your CSR. Depending
on the size of the company, they may be
able to provide many of the recycling
services you need, within their contract.
From providing the appropriate
recycling receptacles to waste accredited
IT asset disposal, ask if removal of
recyclable waste can be added.
Talk to your contract manager about
the chemicals used in your regular
cleans and whether changes could be
made to protect the environment
further. Ask whether you can
incorporate relevant sections of their
CSR policy with yours, even if it’s just an
A good contract cleaner and facilities
management provider should be part of
an organisation’s team but is often
unnoticed as they work in the
background. Their good practices and
additional services can contribute to
improving businesses’ environmental
What difference can I make?
It doesn’t matter what the size or nature
of your business is, we all have a
responsibility to do what we can to
protect our planet. If you think you are
already doing everything you can, you
may be able to help other local
businesses to improve their CSR. If you
are a contract cleaning or facilities
management provider, then talk to your
clients and potential customers to find
out how you can help them. Don’t forget
to regularly review your own
environmental policy and those of your
suppliers to make sure you are doing
everything you can.