Cleaning has become a top priority. Across North America, cleaning, disinfection and pathogen mitigation are a top boardroom agenda for all businesses. According to Statista, 82% of business leaders said it was ‘likely’ or ‘very likely’ that they will increase the cleaning frequency within their facilities.

With such a keen focus on workplace safety and compliant practices, it is imperative that a balanced approach that factors environmental implications into the equation is created. In fact, as we move to more intensive cleaning regimes, it is more important than ever that you work with a cleaning provider who understands their products and equally importantly, how to use them correctly.

Kill, not overkill

Using the harshest, strongest products available in the marketplace will give your site the best protection from pathogens, right? The reality is COVID-19 has a lipid shell, which in simple terms, is grease, so it’s actually very fragile to cleaning and disinfection. That means you can work with products that are approved for use against pathogens, but have also earned sustainability certifications – such as Ecologo products – meaning they have been verified safe for human health. Use the wrong products in conjunction with hyper cleaning and you are potentially exposing your employees and guests to associated health risks.

Sustainable Strategy

Taking the time to understand each site’s requirements is crucial to putting a sustainable scope of work into place. Prioritizing high-touch areas or high traffic times of the day can help to realize efficiencies when applied intelligently, avoiding overcleaning or cleaning for cleaning’s sake.

Education is key

Trained, dedicated staff who understand their site, have a thorough understanding of the products they use and the scope of work they are executing will ensure effective outcomes, including efficiencies related to correct chemical and equipment usage.

By implementing a thoughtful, science-based approach to sustainable practice across its sites, CleanMark strives to provide the highest levels of clean and compliance to protect their clients, guests and employees as well as the world in which they live.

CleanMark is EcoLogo certified. EcoLogo is North America’s most widely recognized and respected certification of environmental leadership.