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Chairman Appointed For B&ES Ventilation Hygiene Branch


Richard Norman, Managing Director of Indepth Hygiene, has been appointed Chairman of the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Ventilation Hygiene branch.


Norman, who has been Managing Director of the specialist ventilation cleaning services provider for over 10 years, will hold the post for two years. He commented: “My focus will be on raising awareness of the imminent TR19 launch, to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are fully aware of the changes and what they mean for the industry. In addition, I will be concentrating on ventilation hygiene related issues, whether new cleaning techniques and equipment or duct cleaning specific, health and safety issues.”


Norman holds qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and the Chartered


Institute of Marketing, and has already done much to refine standards and guidelines and raise awareness of key issues within the industry. In 2005, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the B&ES Ventilation Hygiene branch, and was a part of the subcommittee who re-wrote the industry standard TR/17 document, to create TR/19 – this set out a guide to good practice around the internal cleanliness of ventilation systems. Six years later, he joined the working party which created the first industry-wide training programme for ductwork cleaning – the Greenbook Training Scheme – in 2011.


Norman is currently part of the team undertaking a revamp of TR/19, and, on behalf of the UK industry, he has been appointed to the CEN Committee which is now adding grease extract cleaning to the European ISO BS EN 15780 standard.


Kimberly-Clark Professional Mill Scoops Top Sustainability Prize


A Kimberly-Clark Professional paper mill has won a prestigious sustainability award, for an innovative project that has significantly reduced chemical discharges. The mill, situated in Villey Saint Etienne in north-eastern France, received first prize in the Eco-Management category of the ‘Enviro Trophy’ – a competition organised by the French regulatory authorities.


The mill manufactures tissue products from virgin fibre, recycled fibre and ‘broke’, which is a raw material created from waste and offcuts. The facility was recognised by judges for the implementation of Project Genesis, an initiative that cut discharges of absorbable organic halogens (AOx) – compounds that result from the re-pulping of broke.


Kimberly-Clark Professional subsequently installed a new broke pulper equipped with an additional refiner, which breaks down wet-


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strength resin mechanically. Tom Berry, Head of Sustainability Europe at Kimberly-Clark Professional, explained: “Broke is a really important material, as it helps us to reduce waste and maximise the efficiency of our operations. The new process will have a really positive effect on the environment and our surrounding communities.”


Meanwhile, Kimberly-Clark Corporation – the parent company of Kimberly-Clark Professional – has been named in the first ‘Natural Capital Leaders Index’ of global companies that have successfully reported growing revenues in recent years, while reducing environmental impacts.


The Natural Capital Leaders Index was published by GreenBiz Group, in association with Trucost plc, as part of its seventh annual report, ‘State of Green Business 2014’. The Index names Kimberly-Clark among 34 “decoupling leaders” from


10 countries that have increased their revenues for the 2008‒2012 period, disclosed greenhouse gas emissions and also reduced other environmental impacts, such as air emissions, water use and energy use. Kimberly-Clark has made substantial progress in these areas as it strives to meet its sustainability targets under the key pillars of People, Planet and Products.


Lisa Morden, Senior Director of Global Sustainability for Kimberly- Clark, said: “We’re proud that our efforts to continuously improve our sustainability practices are being recognised by such well-respected organisations as the GreenBiz Group and Trucost plc. Leaders across Kimberly-Clark are committed to realising more sustainable operations, and we understand that consumers, customers, employees and all of our business partners expect us to be wise and prudent stewards of the resources that are essential to our business.”


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