We are committed to providing sustainable cleaning services. Our aim is to lessen the impact our business has on the environment, and consequently lessen the impact our clients have.
We were winners of the Crawley Green Business Awards in 2006 and since then we have continually worked at improving our sustainability.
We work with customers to minimise the use of chemicals and help reduce all forms of waste in the office environment, from water to electricity.
We use micro-fibre technology, which avoids the use of chemicals.
On site we use refillable spray bottles, these reduce the amount of packaging that is wasted. All of our consumables come from recycled fibres and sustainable forestry.
Our staff are trained in the use of new technologies and raise awareness with us of any environmental concerns.
We are constantly researching new developments in our sector that are of benefit to the environment.
We work and encourage our customers with their sustability issues, from recycling to ensuring all electrical equipment is switched off in the evening.
Tips for a Green Office
- Being sustainable is no longer an optional extra for companies, it is an area that needs to be addressed. Here are a few tips and ideas to help your office become more sustainable:
- You need to get the buy-in of all staff from top to bottom.
- Separate bins for different types of waste.
- Reduce bins to have one for several desks.
- Turn lights off when offices are empty and at the end of the day.
- Turn monitors off at the end of the day.
- Turn down air conditioning and lower the heat – wear more jumpers!
- Car sharing schemes.
- Bike to work facilities to encourage cycling.
- Green office supplies.
- Use suppliers with sound environmental policies.
- Re-use packaging cartons.
- Have an eco suggestion box.
- Provide staff with regular communication on sustainability issues; signage, intranet.
- An award scheme for staff to recognise achievements in seeking solutions to green problems.
Soap That Changes Lives
Greenstar Cleaners are delighted to be supporting Clarity, the UK’s oldest social enterprise, which creates jobs for blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged people through the manufacture of soap and cleaning products.
Based in East London, Clarity is the UK’s oldest social enterprise and has employed people who are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged since 1854. They create and manufacture high quality soap and cleaning products. There soaps are colour and paraben free and no products are tested on animals. They strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Using their products creates opportunities for people with disabilities who create, pack, sell and distributed their products with care. Their mission is to provide a stepping stone into other employment for those who can achieve it, whilst providing a real, long-term job for those whom this goal is less likely. They currently employ more than 100 people across the country and aim to generate 60 new job opportunities for disabled or disadvantaged people every year.
More information can be found on their website clarityproducts.org