Amey’s Secure Infrastructure division is introducing a fully sustainable cleaning solution for eventual roll-out across all its FM operations.
The new model focuses on environmentally friendly practices and cleaning products that use renewable sources to reduce waste and harm to the environment, employees and building users – while still providing full sanitisation and Covid-19 mitigation.
The FM provider has worked with its supply chain partners to source environmentally friendly chemicals to guarantee that employees and building users are not exposed to harmful substances. Waste going to landfill is also reduced by reusing and refiling existing containers, and water pollution is mitigated, with no harsh chemicals poured down drains.
Amey will also invest in new equipment that will cut water use and train its employees on the latest sustainable cleaning model.
The model is being trialled across Amey’s operations at Bradford and Barnsley schools and with Highways England before being rolled out across all contracts by the end of the year. Environmental educational packs will be provided for pupils at the schools maintained by Amey.
Andy Voase, director of FM at Amey Secure Infrastructure, said: “Across our facilities management business, we want to build real social value and sustainability into all our operations. Protecting the environment is very much at the forefront of Amey’s and our clients’ objectives. As an industry, we need to adapt and innovate to find more sustainable ways of delivering our service. Over the next year, we are transforming the way we clean the buildings we maintain. Our goal is to move to a delivery model that focuses on quality, safety and sustainability – reducing harm to our people, building users and the environment.”
Stephanie Quinnin, director of soft services at the company, added: “The protection of our planet is a key driver to our solutions. Changing the way we clean buildings is the first of many steps we are making to transform the soft services we deliver. We aim to be a leader in providing sustainable solutions to our clients.”
Amey’s Secure Infrastructure portfolio includes assets at the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, councils and government agencies across the UK.
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