Industry leaders weigh in on how the concept has expanded.
This month’s issue has several articles from industry leaders with the most current thinking on sustainability as it pertains to the business of cleaning. Additional content will be added to our website throughout the month that will lend further insight on how this initiative has evolved over the years. [EasyDNNnewsToken:Left Justify Embed 300 x 250]
The concepts of sustainability and environmental stewardship have been around for over 40 years. Cleaning products claiming to be “Environmentally Friendly” began to pop up in the 1980s. Green Seal was formed in the late 1980s with a charter to establish standards for environmentally-friendly products. In the 1990s Bill Clinton signed legislation requiring government agencies to practice environmental stewardship in a program called “Greening the Government.”
Today, environmentally-friendly cleaning products perform better and are more cost competitive than in the past. New cleaning technologies are eliminating the traditional tradeoff between being environmentally responsible or getting good results. The focus has expanded beyond cleaning in a way that doesn’t harm the environment, to ensuring that we are also protecting human health. Well-managed cleaning companies are taking these trends as an opportunity to create more value for their clients and grow their businesses.
We at CBT encourage you to look for opportunities to improve the environment, human health and company profits through thoughtfully-designed sustainability programs within your business.