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The Green Light
bpi supports major green cleaning event
In line with its commitment to both the environment increased commercial ensure green products are exactly that - and not
and its customers, Europe’s largest supplier of success. something that has been subjected to ‘greenwashing’.
refuse sacks is set to speak at a major green event
With sustainability “I think the seminar will prove invaluable in equipping
for the UK’s cleaning industry.
continuing to top the CHSA members with the knowledge to meet these
Alongside fellow advocates of greener products and social, political and evolving demands. It will also provide insight into the
greener working practices, JohnsonDiversey and corporate agenda, the current and future sustainability issues facing the
Kimberly-Clark, bpi.recycled products - which
need for the seminar is
janitorial industry, helping attending companies to
recycles over 70,000 tonnes of waste polythene
obvious. Commenting,
make the right choices for their customers.”
each year, using much of it to produce 12 million
Shaun Chatterton, CEO of
Meanwhile, Guy Coates, Marketing Director from
refuse sacks a week - will take to the floor at a
CPD plc, one of the UK’s
bpi.recycled products adds: “As the Europe’s
special Sustainability Seminar being held on
largest cleaning, hygiene
largest reprocessor of waste polythene and a major
November 3rd 2009.
and catering suppliers and an organisation that will
supplier of refuse sacks, bpi.recycled products has
Taking place at JohnsonDiversey customer care
be sending a number of delegates to the seminar,
acquired considerable experience of providing
centre in Northampton, the event has been
said: “Protecting the environment remains as much
greener solutions to the needs of today’s cleaning
organised by the CHSA.
of a key driver for our customers and resellers
industry. We look forward to sharing some of that
as ever.
On the day, the various speakers will outline how
experience with CHSA members at what promises to
sustainable thinking is applied at different phases of
“Now however, not only are we being asked for
be an informative and highly beneficial event. Our
the product life-cycle from product design and
more recycled, recyclable, bio-degradable and eco-
involvement is part and parcel of our desire to
manufacturing through to subsequent use and
label items, but people are also increasingly looking
support our customers in any way that we can.”
disposal. They will also explain how a greener for extra information on features such as carbon
approach can not only reduce environmental impact footprints and chain of custody. At the same time,
but also protect the health and well-being of they want these extra green advantages without
customers and consumers whilst contributing to paying a high premium for them. They also want to
Double sustainability coup for SCA
Tork washroom systems manufacturer SCA has
This is the latest in a series of environmental
again been included in two prestigious Dow Jones
and sustainability accolades for SCA. In
sustainability indexes.
April the company was named one of the
The company has retained its place in both the Dow
most ethical companies in the world for the
Jones STOXX Sustainability Index and the Dow
second year running by the Ethisphere
Jones Sustainability WORLD Index.
Institute in New York. In January SCA
featured in the Corporate Knights and
SCA received outstanding scores in a number of areas
Innovest Global 100 list of the world’s
including brand management, environmental
most sustainable corporations for the fifth
management systems and human capital development.
year running.
Patrik Isaksson, SCA’s vice-president for
specific economic, environmental and social And last year SCA was highly placed in a survey on
environmental affairs, said: “It is, of course,
parameters. Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Swedish companies and human rights in a poll by
encouraging that SCA has been recognised
Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes Amnesty Business Group, part of Amnesty
internationally for its broad commitment to
tracking the financial performance of sustainability- International in Sweden.
promoting long-term, sustainable development.
driven companies worldwide.
“Our sustainability work comprises an essential
Sustainability and the environment are an integral
building block in our global operations, and it
part of SCA’s operations. The company uses Life
represents an important part of our strategies for
Cycle Assessment for monitoring environmental
growth, brand-building and value creation.”
impact and sets itself strict targets for sustainability
Companies included in the Dow Jones relating to carbon dioxide, water, raw materials
Sustainability Indexes are assessed according to sourcing and social considerations.
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