ecoClean program launched
28 June 2012
Queensland’s buildings are set to clean up their environmental footprint following the launch of a new ecoClean accreditation scheme for building cleaners.
ecoClean – an environmental quality assurance program – had been developed in partnership with the Building Service Contractors Association and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP).
EHP Sustainable Industries Director John Quinn said ecoClean was a clear and practical program designed to help cleaning companies improve the way they do business.
“It’s a five step program that leads companies from basic compliance to imbedding sustainability into everyday business and achieving international best practice,” Mr Quinn said.
“By getting on board, companies will reduce their costs and lower their environmental impact.
“Sustainability makes good business sense – and this government is committed to helping business reduce their costs.”
Mr Quinn said Building Service Contractors Association had worked with contract cleaning businesses and property owners to develop the program.
“ecoClean is a clear example of industry, end users and government working together to develop a industry-based program with real benefits,” Mr Quinn said.
“Companies participating in the ecoClean program will move through a framework covering water conservation, environmentally friendly substances, safe disposal of wastewater, energy conservation and recycling”
More information about business sustainability programs is available online at www.ehp.qld.gov.au