ICS Magazine

JohnsonDiversey presents inaugural Sustainable Cleaning Award

November 3, 2008

STURTEVANT, Wis. – [October 29, 2008] – JohnsonDiversey President and CEO Ed Lonergan awarded OCS Cleaning and Environmental Services with the first ever JohnsonDiversey Sustainable Cleaning Award this week at the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) Congress. OCS, which is based in the U.K., was honored for demonstrating its commitment to cleaning for health, safety and the environment.

"JohnsonDiversey is committed to sustainable cleaning systems and solutions, and we know many BSCs share this commitment," Lonergan said. "This award recognizes the best of the best. It recognizes a BSC that has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability by performing services that meet the highest standards of health, safety and environmental responsibility in facility care."

JohnsonDiversey created the Sustainable Cleaning Award program to commend BSCs that reduce the environmental impact of facilities and improve human health through green cleaning practices and other sustainable initiatives.

"OCS Cleaning and Environmental Services, through its CleanSmart™ program, is a leader in the contract cleaning industry, and we are honored to present them with the very first JohnsonDiversey Sustainable Cleaning Award," Lonergan said.

The WFBSC Board of Directors chose OCS Cleaning and Environmental Services/CleanSmart™ among BSC nominees from around the world. CleanSmart™ is based on Toyota's lean manufacturing processes and Six Sigma principles. The program covers each aspect of the cleaning process, plotting the most efficient and effective cleaning methods and eliminating waste. CleanSmart™ includes green cleaning chemicals and tools, such as microfiber cloths and flat mops, and the CleanSmart™ Academy training program.

"OCS stood out from an impressive slate of nominees for its deep, long-term commitment to sustainability," said WFBSC President Norberto Peluso. "As OCS demonstrates, sustainability is about measurable outcomes in reduced environmental impact, increased health and safety for workers and building occupants, and solid economic returns on investments for BSC companies."