According to ISSA, about 75 percent of companies on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index reported on their sustainability efforts in 2015. But why is sustainability such a big deal, and how does it affect professional cleaning companies? In this Educational Quick Clip released by ISSA, Steve Ashkin explains the difference between sustainability and green products/services, as well as their importance. Plus, learn how embracing sustainability can improve your bottom line.
Solaris Paper (SPI), in cooperation with its strategic fiber supply partner, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), continues to make sustainability a consistent priority. In 2013, APP developed and launched its Forest Conservation Policy announcing an immediate end to all natural forest clearance throughout its entire supply chain. APP is working in cooperation with environmental groups, such as The Forest Trust, and has completed the first-of-its-kind Forest Conservation Policy assessment by the Rainforest Alliance to ensure constant and transparent progress.
Together, SPI and APP promote responsibly grown and managed rapidly renewable fiber (RRF) plantations. RRF is produced from trees with a significantly shorter life cycle allowing them to be harvested in six to eight years and replenished quickly. RRF has long been a core value of environmental thinkers and is recognized as environmentally preferred raw materials by the U.S. EPA and Green Building Council (USGBC). Zero Deforestation provides a path for innovation and a new way of thinking. Buyers will recognize the product quality and benefits of shifting to plantation-grown fiber for all paper towel & tissue products. As seen in SPI’s virgin RRF based products that are whiter, brighter, softer and greener – making them the smarter paper option.