Tips for Sustainability: Upgrading Cleaning Products

Sustainable Business Practices > Using Green Products

In this series of posts, we’ve covered how businesses of all types can reduce their environmental impact. Reducing bathroom waste is a great place to start, now we’ll cover using green cleaning products to not only boost your reputation, but minimize your Environmental Liability.

Improve reputation.

Businesses might wonder why they should invest in green products throughout their operation. The short answer is customers notice and appreciate it. Through a rigorous data collection process, a national marketing survey by Cone LLC indicates that consumers are mindful of green business options.  The results showed that individual consumers are personally focusing pro-environmental actions in three areas:

  • Conserving Energy (93%)
  • Conserving Water (86%)
  • Recycling (89%)

Set goals.

It’s easy to buy a few green products and hope for the best. Instead, setting attainable goals that can be measured is the best way to improve your cleaning products and environmental impact.

Start with a clear vision of what “green” means for your business and then set specific and measurable goals that maximize value.  Use this to provide focus and motivation for your business team during the implementation process.  Green Cleaning Products recommends that you measure first and know what is material to your business: is it energy use, raw materials, or supply costs?

The following types of products can be purchased to improve your carbon footprint:

  • Janitorial supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Recycled paper
  • Energy efficient equipment
  • Bathroom supplies

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