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Part Two: Selecting sustainably focused business partners How to go green


In part two of ‘how to go green,’ Mark Jankovich, managing director of Delphis Eco, discusses the importance of choosing the right partners in order to establish sustainable solutions for your business.


friendly but are also cost effective and actually work just as well, if not better, than traditional cleaning products. We pass on savings from manufacturing to our customers, making our cleaning range just as competitively priced as other products on the market.


To explain this process, I will use the Delphis Eco supply chain:


TRANSPORT (upstream) We use independent hauliers selected for their efficiency record and environmental fleet.


If you would like to improve your company’s carbon footprint and reduce your impact on the environment it’s important to select business partners that share these beliefs. Initially it may be time consuming to select green partners who you can successfully work with, but once the business relationship has been established it is a process that does not need to be repeated too often and it will have long lasting benefits on your business.


Another priority to consider is how harmful substances entering the environment can be reduced by working closely with suppliers and business partners.


Green products should no longer be a more expensive option. The introduction of innovative green technologies has for example enabled Delphis Eco to manufacture cleaning products that are not only environmentally


We encourage back hauling as far as possible.


Supply of super concentrates reduces the carbon footprint of individual products. In fact, each lorry load of concentrate equates to 25 lorry loads of ready to use products. The savings here are very clear as are the benefits to the environment.


PACKAGING (upstream) We have found a printer who uses a waterless, chemical free printing process (vegetable based ink) on our labels and the quality is brilliant. These are fully biodegradable and can be made at no extra cost. Even the glue used is biodegradable.


Delphis bottles are all recyclable and have 100% plastic trigger heads which means no added human intervention at the recycling stage.


Super concentrated products reduce all packaging. For every concentrated lorry load we save 402,500 trigger bottles which equates to 32 tonnes of plastic waste.


CUSTOMER (downstream) Recent wins include Office and General (700 sites) following on from the Iceland Food Stores (800 stores) who have both shifted their entire cleaning portfolio to Delphis Eco products. This move was in some part generated by their customer base who were actively seeking green alternatives, demonstrating the need for sustainable solutions in today’s business environment.


We allow customers visibility of our sustainable supply chain so they can be assured that we really do live up to our ethos of being green at every stage.


In the long run if you consider working with businesses that employ sustainable ethics it can be very cost effective and will reduce your businesses impact on the environment at the same time. Here at Delphis we are always happy to offer advice, product training and to share our knowledge with clients. To learn more about our green cleaning product range please visit www.delphiseco.com


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