Textile and laundry service provider Berendsen has been awarded a Silver Award for Environmental Best Practice at the recent Green Apple Awards 2014.
The awards held recently at the Houses of Parliament recognise, reward and promote environmental best practise around the world. Berendsen was recognised for its accomplishments in reducing the environmental impacts associated with its operations.
This was achieved thanks to a strong investment by the company in energy and water saving equipment and processes, as well as efforts to improve transport efficiency and to reduce the use and disposal of detergents across its linen and laundry operations. As a result of its actions, Berendsen has significantly reduced its energy consumption and carbon emissions since 2008, as well as cutting its water usage by almost 30%.
Peter Woolstenholmes, energy manager at Berendsen, commented: "We're proud and delighted to be recognised for our continuing efforts to reduce our environmental impacts. The nature of our service means that inevitably, water and energy consumption has historically been high. However, the process changes that we have put in place are already providing significant reductions in energy use, with the additional benefits of generating cost savings.
"This award is a welcome validation that our programme is making a difference to us as a business, our customers and the communities in which we operate."