Congratulations to Ashdown Phillips & Partners for their Green Apple award!
We’re absolutely thrilled on behalf of our client, Ashdown Phillips & Partners, for receiving a Green Apple Award for one of their prestigious management instructions, The Bower.
The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation to help others to help the environment, and to recognise and reward environmental best practice around the world.
Featuring 320,000 square feet of beautifully designed, contemporary space, The Bower is a landmark destination on Old Street. The building includes restaurant and retail space, and has been managed by Ashdown Phillips & Partners since 2013.
Making a commitment to sustainability and social value, the team at Ashdown Phillips & Partners were able to re-appoint us as their cleaning company in 2020, with the aim of achieving new benchmarks in sustainability, inspiring behaviour change, and minimising the environmental impact of cleaning operations.
The Bower received their award for their measured and audited reduction of plastic & CO2, as well as removing hazardous substances and toxicity and delivering fast biodegradability. As their provider of on-site cleaning services, we worked closely with their team to significantly reduce plastic by more than 50% and CO2 by a massive 90%, across the site.
Our BioHygiene approach to cleaning means that all products we use are formulated to be low toxic and as quickly biodegradable as possible. We aim to replace undesirable raw materials with a combination of biology, plant extracts, natural thickeners and naturally derived sustainable surfactants. Other benefits to BioHygiene cleaning include a reduction in: plastic pollution, hazardous materials, product spend, storage requirements, transportation weight and delivery frequency. Products used are 100% biodegradable and this approach reduces the overall output of CO2.
Not only does BioHygiene have a positive impact on the environment, it also outperforms traditional cleaning methods with excellent results on porous surfaces, removing odours, and continuous cleaning action.
We’re delighted that, by working in conjunction with us, the team at The Bower adopted this approach and have been awarded a Green Apple – very well-deserved for the incredible positive impact they’ve made in the last year!