Innovation in commercial cleaning that will benefit the environment

Innovation in commercial cleaning that will benefit the environment

When we discuss the topic of innovation in cleaning with our clients, the first point of call and one that should be a priority is an exploration of newly introduced cleaning methods and products that can help to deliver cost savings and efficiencies. There are plenty of cleaning innovations available, chemical-free cleaning and quick-dry technologies, even water-saving micro-fibre cloths. The process of innovation and cost saving isn’t the only important factor, having an effective cleaning team and process in place does and will have a positive impact on you brand image and premises. Market research commissioned by Interserve and Sheffield Hallam University suggests that “there has been a shift from a pure cost and service level focus, with 90 per cent of respondents requesting that new ideas be offered by their suppliers during the preparation and management of outsourced contracts.” The report predicts that value for money will be increasingly derived through a greater emphasis on innovation, service quality and customer satisfaction. Innovation in cleaning, which is outsourced in nearly 70 per cent of cases, is linked to wider strategic and business objectives. In the commercial business world there’s been a huge focus on this for the last 10 years although it’s only recently we’re starting to see these innovations come into the industry and be adopted. Why do we need this innovation? Cleaning products are harmful to the environment, so whilst every business looks at improving existing processes or introducing new ways of working for cost savings or efficiency, they are also aware of increasing pressure to meet the demands of the public to be more environmentally friendly. ...