This written policy details the purchase and use of sustainable cleaning products and equipment and addresses chemical and pollution control, pest management, solid waste management/recycling and resource conservation.
The policy should also include detailed information on how green processes will be followed, managed and measured.
2. Reduced chemical and water usage
Managers can help identify opportunities to reduce chemical and water consumption with equipment and dispensers designed to use less and/or precise amounts of each.Additionally, the right products and equipment will avoid the need to redo areas, which results in all kinds of savings. If restroom fixtures are part of the cleaning scope, managers can choose low-flow options. Finally, engineers can help facility managers come up with options for using storm water or nearby ponds as sources of water for irrigation of landscaping.
3. Decreased energy use
Day cleaning eliminates the need for lights and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to be left on at night, reducing heating, cooling and lighting loads. Cleaning workers also can help reduce energy use by ensuring various pieces of office equipment are powered down at the end of the workday.
4. Waste reduction
Recycling and waste reduction programs are the most successful when they are shared broadly. Recycling “cheat sheets” help educate building occupants on proper recycling procedures. Other ways to reduce waste include partnering with facilities teams to implement a composting program, eliminate disposable cups and require workers to use two-sided printing.
5. Social responsibility
Depending on the type and size of the cleaning organization, social responsibility initiatives can include anything from management training programs for workers to volunteer programs.
Social responsibility also means complying with local and federal laws and enhancing the communities in which the organization works.
6. Commitment to continuous improvement
Sustainability does not have an end; it requires a never-ending commitment to reducing environmental impact for future generations.Cleaning managers must make sure to measure progress, communicate accomplishments and set new goals. Sustainability is a course of action for businesses today and cleaning organizations have an important role to play in reaching sustainability goals. While green cleaning is a big part of this, cleaning managers need to see – and communicate – the impact cleaning has on overall sustainability.
Regardless of the type or size of the organization, having a comprehensive cleaning program that stems from its overall sustainability goals is essential to helping the organization meet them.
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