There are many considerations to make when choosing environmental cleaning products for a specific application. The W.E.I.R. system is designed to help the user take into account environmental impact issues in their selection process, including raw materials, the manufacturing process and even packaging.
Metsä Group paper manufacturer has been awarded an FSC group certificate that covers the forests in Finland owned by the Group companies. At present, the FSC group certificate granted to Metsä Group covers around 35,000 hectares.
Most people accept the importance of ensuring products comply with eco-friendly procedures and standards. Customers today are more sensitive to the protection of the environment – four out of five European consumers would like to buy more environmentally friendly products, provided they are properly certified by an independent organisation. Having the EU Ecolabel on Rubbermaid’s products answers customer’s high expectations, guaranteeing a high level of transparency, reliability and scientific credibility.
Recently WWF has published the results of its second WWF Environmental Paper Company Index, a rating of paper producers on their global ecological footprint. WWF ranked Metsä Tissue (Katrin) as the best in the category of public Corporate Responsibility reporting and Environmental Management Systems. Metsä Tissue achieved an impressive result of 86% of the maximum score in this category. The second best tissue producer scored 78%. These results go hand in hand with Katrin’s hygiene spreads success philosophy and emphasize the importance of sustainability issues in our company.
Guest Blogger Dave Thompson, President of the Green Clean Institute specialising in "Face to Face" certification and instruction. Dave's goal is to lead the Green Clean Institute toward becoming the premier educational resource for Green Cleaning in the world. Dave has very kindly agreed to be our second Guest Blogger and we are very proud to have someone of his vast experience, just prior to his first visit to the UK.
We have used and abused the environment through the industrial revolution and employed bad working habits for centuries. Today we pay the price with large areas of land unsuitable for habitation by crops or human life. Thousands of acres of land need total cleansing. Rivers had become dumping grounds, waste chemicals and oil have poured down the sink and only in the last couple of decade have we taken action to stop this industrial vandalism.