GOING GREEN: Bringing Nature Into The Workplace
Going green is the new craze in town and as a Cleaning and Wellbeing Company, we’re absolutely here for it. Incorporating green processes and concepts of sustainability into workplace environments not only creates a healthy environment for employees but also creates benefits that lead the way for social change. Our company is committed to best practice and environmentally friendly activities, from sourcing our paper products from renewable resources to offering and encouraging clients to look at their recycling and environmentally friendly waste management. We always consider the wider environment. CCM has a strong community ethos and are active in sponsoring children’s sports, and charitable donations. Working alongside clients, we look at local needs, offering resources and people to achieve the maximum impact for our community and the environment. As recognized thought leaders within our industry, we are always looking to obtain further accreditations to support and evidence that we are living our values.
The cleaning industry is a simple business however the future of the workplace is evolving. Here at CCM we have embraced these changes and built a model that provides facilities managers with a ‘’one-stop shop’’ which allows for the creation and maintenance of work spaces. In order for us to meet the demands of the new generation work spaces, we aim to incorporate well-being and technology to deliver outstanding human experiences. We will continue to build on our solid foundations and through adopting modern innovation and installing systemised management methods; we will constantly improve our service offering.
Go Green or Go Home – Our Services and Products
Providing green options for our clients promotes workplace improvements. Green cleaning supplies can help employees/clients who suffer from respiratory and other health-related conditions as they contain fewer chemicals linked to health problems. Chemical products are one of the worst offenders when we really scrutinise their environmental credentials. The vast majority of chemicals used in the cleaning industry are derived from non-renewable petrochemical sources, and the waste effluent usually finds its way into the watercourse where it can pollute or poison the environment.
Harnessing the power of nature is an extremely important aspect of our business and that is why we have not only chosen to adapt our workplace environment but display our values and principles through the products we use for our clients. As well as installing biophilic elements in our office we also provide green cleaning supplies to our clients. At present we deploy the bio-tech /enzyme based products from Innu Science , we propose using a range of just three products all of which are completely harmless to the environment. The Innu-Science range offers the ultimate in green cleaning, enzyme based cleaning agents that are chemical free, and still deliver optimal levels of cleanliness. These non-toxic products deliver a deeper, more far-reaching clean than traditional chemical based cleaning solutions, performing residual cleaning long after their initial application. Backed by 22 years of scientific research, and far exceeding the requirements of both the Eco-Label and Nordic Swan accreditations, and compliance with EU Green Procurement standards, Innu-Science products represent the very best in cost-effective, eco-friendly cleaning. CCM utilises Innu-Science range on a number of high profile, prestigious contracts with requirements similar to that of Mayer Brown at Finsbury Circus for clients such as CBRE and Booking.com
Biophilic Designs – Better by nature
Biophilic office designs are currently trending all over the world and it looks like it may be here to stay. This trend has grown gradually in recent years, and many signs indicate we’re reaching a point where elements of biophilic design become the norm for the modern workplace. Growing research has shown the positive impact of incorporating elements of nature into our surroundings and more companies have chosen to jump on the bandwagon in order to maximise their workers experiences. The introduction of biophilic office designs is governed by the fact that numerous studies have proven how nature in the workplace can influence staff productivity, creativity, and morale. Research has shown that implementing biophilic features in your workplace can increase the productivity of employees by 8% and well-being by 13%.
Here at CCM we have chosen to take the right steps and have implemented a few wellbeing strategies in order to enhance our employees work experiences, we believe that workplaces shouldn’t solely be regarded as ‘a place of work’ but as mini eco-system in its own right. Our company have recognised the importance of this and have implemented solutions aimed to support the modern flexible workplace. This year we had a bit of a revamp and had new green walls installed and ergonomic furniture placed in our Head Office based in London. These features have not only transformed our office design but have also increased positive reports in workplace satisfaction. By investing in our people and looking to nature for inspiration we create workplaces that are kind to the environment and increase the contentment and productivity of those working within them.
There are various ways to incorporate biophilic designs into your workplace, with an array of options including textures, colours, greenery and more. How you choose to incorporate natural elements is up to you. As a cleaning and well-being company, we proudly support this current biophilic movement and would encourage businesses to implement these strategies into their businesses also. We would love to share our thoughts and ideas on how your workplace could benefit from our approach. If you have any enquiries or questions on how we can help you go green feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org