Company has cut water usage by 55.5% and reduced its carbon footprint by 26.4%
Berendsen, the UK’s leading provider of outsourced textiles services, has won the award for Best Sustainability Policy at the inaugural Laundry & Cleaning News Awards. This recognises the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Berendsen has invested significantly in recent years in environmental practices to minimise its impact to the environment. Among the many water saving measures introduced, it has altered its washing procedures by introducing new systems that reduce rinse water volumes and invested in water recovery equipment.
These efforts have been complemented with a range of energy saving measures. This includes implementing equipment that recovers heat from boiler exhaust gases and uses the recovered heat back in the boiler, switching to LED energy-saving lighting, using efficient vehicles to cut emissions, and adopting environmentally responsible ways of disposing of detergents.
Through these measures, Berendsen has cut its water usage by 55.5% – which equates to more than one billion litres of water per year – and reduced its carbon footprint by 26.4%, which is equivalent to the emissions of 4,500 households. These impressive figures have been validated by the Carbon Trust, earning Berendsen the Carbon Trust Standard for Water and Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon Dioxide.
'We’re delighted to have our extensive sustainability practices recognised by the laundry industry,' said Paul Swift, Business Development Manager at Berendsen. 'We’ve made great strides in recent years and will continue to ensure sustainable practices are an integral part of our future strategy and decisions.'