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GROSVENOR SERVICES SHOW COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY WITH ENERGY MANAGEMENT STANDARD ACCREDITATION


Facilities services provider Grosvenor Services has achieved the prestigious energy management standard, ISO 50001. This demonstrates its on- going commitment to reducing its impact on the environment and to supporting the sustainability goals of its growing customer base in the UK and Ireland.


The international standard outlines energy management practices that help organisations reduce energy consumption, cut costs and meet environmental requirements. The accolade is a natural addition to ISO 14001, linked to reducing resource usage, waste and costs, which Grosvenor Services achieved in 2010.


Grosvenor Services is using these standards as a framework to support its clients’ environmental goals. Staff on client sites are rewarded for ideas that reduce their carbon footprint and ‘building champions’ have been appointed in each of Grosvenor Service’s offices to encourage green thinking that can be applied both internally and externally.


A number of measures have been implemented recently which are audited electronically, to manage contracts more sustainably. In 2015, Grosvenor Services’ cleaning division moved to a new range of EU Ecolabel accredited products. Water is added to the super-concentrates at the point of use, reducing transport costs and waste. The projected annual reductions in plastic and cardboard waste are 57% and 45% respectively. Consumable products are also sourced from one of a small number of companies whose paper products are Ecolabel accredited.


Data from its vehicle monitoring system indicates a reduction in carbon emissions per driver per month in 2015 compared to 2014. Low CO2


and fuel


efficient cars have been introduced to the fleet.


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A major project by the Grosvenor Services team to install LED lighting on a client site has a projected energy saving of 58%. In just three months, Grosvenor Services reduced its own energy usage in its London office by approximately one third through energy saving schemes and improvements to the lighting systems.


George Parish, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Director at


RIGHT UP OUR STREET – ‘CLEANER TO THE STARS’ ADOPTS REVOLUTIONARY


TECHNOLOGY One of the best known launderers and dry cleaners in Manchester has adopted Xeros Bead Cleaning, which will mean using less soap when cleaning celebrity soap stars’ costumes.


Granada Dry Cleaners in Bridge Street, Deansgate, has been in business for more than 60 years, and specialises in cleaning theatrical costumes including those used by the stars of Coronation Street, as well as costumers from the nearby Royal Exchange Theatre, the Opera House Manchester and other theatres across the city.


Grosvenor Services, said: “We are committed to helping our customers to achieve their green aims based on research, testing and close monitoring of performance. We are also firmly committed to becoming a greener company ourselves and hope to inspire everyone, both clients and staff, to think and act more sustainably.”


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Attiyah Mirza, who owns Granada Dry Cleaners heard about Xeros Bead Cleaning and decided to find out more. She said: “When we heard about Xeros machines we decided to take a closer look and after seeing the results, and the savings we could make on energy, water and detergent, we had a machine installed.


“In the five months we’ve been using the machine the results have been excellent, with theatrical costumes as well as general garments, and as a business the savings we’ll make will be very welcome.”


The reusable beads have a lifespan of hundreds of washes before being collected and recycled. The patented system uses up to 80% less water, and approximately 50% less energy and detergent than traditional systems.


The Xeros Bead Cleaning technology is already well established in the


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