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Environment

We are changing the way the washroom services sector approaches sustainability. Part of our environmental commitment is to constantly assess the impact of our operations on the planet and build measurable plans to reduce our environmental impact

A Carbon Neutral Service

We understand the need to remove Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from our activities; however, we are aware that this reduction process can take time to implement as processes and technologies adapt to support this endeavour. Whilst we are actively reducing our emissions as much as possible, we are also taking responsibility for what remains by offsetting 100% of our emissions.

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Together For Rivers

We’ve partnered with The Rivers Trust to raise awareness and change behaviour around two key issues: responsible waste disposal and water conservation.

We’re using our reach as a washrooms services provider to:

  1. Encourage best practice approaches for water conservation in commercial businesses and;
  2. Encourage responsible waste disposal of “unflushable” waste through the use of our hygiene bins

We’re doing this through a combination of educational public messaging, corporate volunteering and fundraising.

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Sustainable Supply Chains

We actively seek out partnerships with businesses in our supply chain that share our ethical and sustainable values.

Product Life Cycles

We seek to make our business a force for good and know our products and services can be delivered in an ethical and sustainable way. Where possible, we use raw materials in our products and choose those that can be easily reused or recycled at the end of their life cycle. This approach has led to many industry firsts.

We were the first business in our sector to develop and use feminine hygiene units made from recycled materials – significantly reducing the environmental impact of this service.

Ethical Waste Management

We made a commitment when we started our Simply Washrooms journey that we’d never send any of the hygiene waste we collect to landfill. It’s a promise we’ve kept.

While an essential part of our everyday lives, disposing of hygiene waste products is an environmental and financial burden for businesses. Typically, it’s collected and sent to landfill sites around the country where it takes centuries to decompose.

All the hygiene waste we collect is taken to our transfer station where it’s sorted for recycling and recovery. The waste we collect is never sent to landfill.

From here, its collected and sent to local energy from waste (EfW) plants where it’s turned into a renewable fuel source which is used to power our homes, hospitals, schools, and businesses.

Emission Reduction Programmes

As a service partner, we have unavoidable movement of people and vehicles to our clients’ premises. We’re working hard to minimise the impact this has on the plant by investing in our electric and low carbon fleet.  We also offset our road fuel purchasing through a carbon offsetting initiative that funds climate action programmes.