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TOMORROW’S CLEANING NOVEMBER 09
Selden’s heart is green
SELDEN RESEARCH TELL US WHY THEY KEEP THE
ENVIRONMENT CLOSE TO THEIR HEART.
Selden Research’s “heart is green” and will maximum biodegradability and minimum toxicity. to be a clean place. Selden feels passionately
remain green. Selden is proud to be a certified
We agree to all industry voluntary agreements
about working hand in hand to preserve the
ethical manufacturer and every single person
to restrict hazardous chemicals.
environment. For this reason Selden has
working in the Selden factory keeps that in developed the Eco Flower range. These
mind. Selden strictly adheres to both the spirit
We adhere to recommendations in the
environmentally friendly products, approved by
and content of the DEFRA and British Cleaning
BACS/UKCPI “Guidance for Responsible
an independent laboratory, deliver effective
Council promoted document Sustainable
Public Procurement of Cleaning Products”.
cleaning, as well as preserving the environment.
Cleaning which is freely available from 5. We don’t expect others to
The Selden Ecoflower range includes:
environmentally certified companies.
clean up after us
• Washroom cleaner
Selden has never promised they can change
We biologically treat effluent on site to release
• Low foam hard surface cleaner
the world – but they do pledge to do what they
only pre-cleaned water into the sewer system.
can. And that means throwing their weight
Unique biodegradation digests process effluent • Neutral detergent
behind the European Ecolabel campaign which
90% biodegradation in 24 hours • Eco-friendly foaming soap
endorses environmentally products.
DTi funded as a demonstration project. • Kitchen cleaner and degreaser
This is why Selden has come up with eight
ways to make the world a greener place:
6. We conserve energy and
• Multipurpose cleaner
preserve resources
1. Industry-leading standards
We are committed to cutting use of water and
• Toilet cleaner
IPPC – the environmental gold standard for
energy through efficient manufacturing.
• Window and glass cleaner
manufacturing
7. We strive to do better
“The Ecoflower range is changing the way
ISO 14001 – the environmental standard
We’re innovative – by improving cleaning
people use chemicals and care for the
performance at lower dosages we reduce
ISO/18001 – health and safety standard
environment. This has to be a positive move and
packaging and transport.
one that we encourage throughout the cleaning
ISO 9001 – the management standard
8. We work in partnership with industry as a whole,” says Mark Woodhead.
2. Minimise waste, packaging and
our clients
transportation
We help train people to use our products to
“Selden management have always embraced
We have an extensive bulk storage farm so we
maximise efficiency without mis-use or
their environmental responsibilities. We
can buy key ingredients in bulk and/or
wastage. We have developed Flagship a multi-
recognise that our business activities have a
concentrated form. In 2008 more than six million
lingual training support package and our
direct and indirect impact on the environment.
litres of chemical raw materials were delivered to
training system COSHH+.
We are constantly reviewing our environmental
system impact, developing products with
the site with no associated packaging.
Selden is also leading the way with
maximum biodegradability,” says Mark.
3. If it can be recycled –
manufacturing top-class concentrated
it will be recycled
cleaners. Sales Director Mark Woodhead says:
www.selden.co.uk
We separate waste packaging and chemicals
“At Selden we are great believers that
and either re-use the materials on-site or
concentrated cleaners are the way to go. The
recycle them offsite.
packaging is drastically reduced, as are
4. Selden Research’s chemical policy
transport and storage requirements.”
exceeds regulatory requirement
Ecoflower
Every ingredient meets our requirement for
The world is a beautiful place – but it also needs
The future of our cleaning industry |TOMORROW’S CLEANING |
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