A green-cleaning policy includes the goal of using less toxic cleaning products and the steps to achieve that goal. Green-cleaning policies reduce both employee and environmental exposure to potentially hazardous substances found in some cleaning products. Additionally, a green-cleaning policy may include the goal that not only the substances be green, but also the manufacture, packaging, and distribution of the cleaning products be green as well.
A written green-cleaning policy articulates clear and achievable standards and goals for a building or property. The policy may require both regular reporting to determine changes in toxic exposure and demonstrated progress toward achieving healthier work conditions. A policy can also serve as a communication tool for both the employers and the employees to monitor and evaluate their green-cleaning practices.
Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice
- Beacon Capital Partners
- Sheraton Hotel
- TD Garden
Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates
Examples of Workplaces in Boston with Green-Cleaning Policies
In The News
- “Harvard Custodial Services, First to be Green Seal™ Certified” Harvard News, May 2011