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People, Planet And Profit Diversey Care explain why embracing sustainability is easier than you think.


Sustainability has been on the agenda for some years, but how many businesses have truly embraced it by changing their processes to deliver the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit?


Businesses must, quite rightly, set their own priorities. When it comes to sustainability, some will be content to switch to products they consider to be more ‘environmentally friendly’. Products in this category include those which have been independently tested against industry standards, such as the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan certifications, but some suppliers add further credentials by manufacturing products in compliance with the AISE Chartermark.


All of these internationally- recognised schemes prove that products meet very demanding standards, but for a variety of reasons, many suppliers still choose not to subject their products to such rigorous analysis, or are unable to back up their claims with


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credible documentation. Cleaning teams who are committed to being more sustainable may care to ask them: “why not?”


Sustainability is such an all- embracing subject that simply switching formulations can only ever deliver some of the potential benefits. Many cleaning teams will want to go much further, and embed sustainability into their business by changing the way they work and integrating more of their processes.


Adopting super concentrated cleaning products is a good example. Water is added at the point of use rather than at the factory, which means the amount of product required for a specific number of cleaning tasks is less than corresponding bulk and ready-to-use alternatives. More chemicals and less water are carried on vehicles, reducing the total road miles and carbon footprint of deliveries, while another benefit is that less packaging is required,


meaning fewer raw materials are consumed and less waste is generated – both of which are good sustainability objectives. Ideally, the packaging will be fully recyclable.


Super concentrates deliver the biggest sustainability benefits when used with dilution or dosing control equipment, which removes the guesswork when preparing solutions to deliver consistency and eliminate waste. This in itself helps to cut costs, but further gains are made when solutions are prepared consistently to the manufacturer’s specification, reducing the need for expensive and time- consuming rewashes. Incidentally, Diversey Care meets the dual demand for eco-certified cleaning products and super concentrated formulations, with its Pur Eco range of EU Ecolabel, Nordic Swan and AISE Chartermarked ranges for building care, room care and kitchen hygiene.


Progressive suppliers will be able to provide evidence, ideally audited by independent sources, to back


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