A practical guide for Sunshine Cleaning Systems “Green Clean Program”
Sunshine Cleaning Systems, primary concern is the safety of all our employees and our customer’s employees and for the visitors and occupants of the facilities we serve. Sunshine delivers custodial services that provide exceptionally clean and sanitary environments for all our customers. Green Cleaning is cleaning to protect health without harming the environment. We strive to conduct business in a manner that is earth and human friendly. We affirm our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability in our Green Cleaning Policy. But “Green Cleaning” comprises an entire program affecting our choice of cleaning solutions, equipment, training, and our commitment to practicing environmentally conscious cleaning and sanitation procedures.
Why Green Clean?
Proper sanitation and cleaning are important for a healthy building environment. Some cleaning products, however, can contain harmful chemicals that contaminate the environment and endanger human health. Implementing “Green Cleaning” practices can reduce these health, safety, and environment risks. Green Cleaning involves selecting alternative products, using those products properly, and taking other steps to reduce risks while maintaining a satisfactory level of cleanliness and disinfection.
Sunshine established this policy to reduce exposure of building occupants and custodial personnel to potentially hazardous chemical contaminants that adversely impact air quality or impede occupants’ wellbeing. In short, we want to control the health-negative components within the indoor as well as the outdoor environment.
A “GREEN” Concept
The concept of “GREEN,” especially in regards to “CLEANING” is an overall philosophy, mindset, or objective to move away from toxic and “hazardous” petrochemical products and towards natural, bio-based ones which provide health and safety benefits to indoor environments while enhancing air quality. “DISTILLATE BIO-BASED” means a product which is derived from a renewable source such as the extracts or oils from fruits, vegetables, plant matter, seeds, or nuts. “GREEN” is NOT just purchasing a handful of cleaning products which are “Environmentally-responsible.” This GREEN concept can also apply to purchasing and use of adhesives, carpeting, copying machine fluids, flooring, furniture, office supplies, paint, stationery supplies, just to name a few, in the workplace or at home.