Commercial cleaning firms keen to improve their environmental credentials

By August 16, 2010Articles

Commercial cleaning firms

A new survey reveals that Commercial Cleaning companies are keen to improve their environmental credentials but are at a loss as to where to begin.

According to the Business Cleaning Sustainability Study, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Procter & Gamble Professional, nine in ten respondents believe sustainability and environmental responsibility is important for their business, but only 42 per cent said they are well informed about the topic.

The survey, which questioned cleaning product decision makers in lodging, food service, healthcare and commercial cleaning industries, found that half (51 per cent) of respondents find it hard to differentiate between which products are sensitive to the environment.

Despite the enthusiasm for eco-friendly products, half (52 per cent) of respondents said price is the top consideration affecting their selection of cleaning products, while almost two-thirds (61 per cent) prioritise product performance.

Chris Vuturo, external relations manager, P&G Professional, said: “When sustainability guidelines are not in place at a business, decision makers behave in similar ways to the typical consumer, where a personal sense of responsibility is the main driver.”

He added that countless green labels and differing definitions regarding what it means to be eco-conscious makes the process very confusing for purchasing managers.

Posted by Ivan Rancic

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