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
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
"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,"
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
"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."