Sustainability Archive

  • A large high-tech company in the United States has set a goal of becoming one of the most sustainable companies in the world. To help them accomplish this, the company leaders asked their cleaning contractor […]

    What Makes a Sustainable Cleaning Contractor?

    A large high-tech company in the United States has set a goal of becoming one of the most sustainable companies in the world. To help them accomplish this, the company leaders asked their cleaning contractor […]
  • Published in the Harvard Business Review, December 2017 The year 2017 has been a long, strange trip. The definition of sustainability in business evolved quickly — the topic in executive suites now covers a wide […]

    The Top Ten Sustainablity Stories of 2017

    Published in the Harvard Business Review, December 2017 The year 2017 has been a long, strange trip. The definition of sustainability in business evolved quickly — the topic in executive suites now covers a wide […]
  • In the late 1990s, a major university that had already adopted Green Cleaning initiatives decided it wanted to go a step further.  The Green Cleaning products they had been selecting were all designed to help […]

    Bringing Sustainability and “Eco-Efficiency” into Professional Cleaning

    In the late 1990s, a major university that had already adopted Green Cleaning initiatives decided it wanted to go a step further.  The Green Cleaning products they had been selecting were all designed to help […]
  • “Sustainability begins in the demolition phase” Thanks to a vibrant economy, many building developers, owners, and managers are investing funds into new construction projects as well as renovations. This makes this a perfect time for […]

    Five Sustainability Pre-Construction Tips

    “Sustainability begins in the demolition phase” Thanks to a vibrant economy, many building developers, owners, and managers are investing funds into new construction projects as well as renovations. This makes this a perfect time for […]
  • John Atkins, Director of Market Research for ISSA, announced in June 2017, that 20 ISSA members involved in the Association’s DEAL program had “collectively achieved $400,000 in savings.” This was the equivalent of $20,000 per […]

    Steps to Sustainability and Savings

    John Atkins, Director of Market Research for ISSA, announced in June 2017, that 20 ISSA members involved in the Association’s DEAL program had “collectively achieved $400,000 in savings.” This was the equivalent of $20,000 per […]
  • “We don’t get credit for the things we do,” the CEO of a major jansan organization told me, regarding his company’s sustainability efforts. This company has taken several steps to help their communities; provide benefits […]

    How Can Jansan Companies Show They Are Sustainability Focused?

    “We don’t get credit for the things we do,” the CEO of a major jansan organization told me, regarding his company’s sustainability efforts. This company has taken several steps to help their communities; provide benefits […]
  • It’s interesting how the meanings of some words in the English language have evolved. For instance, in the 1600s, the word cheater referred to someone appointed by the Crown to take title to land and […]

    What Sustainability Means Today

    It’s interesting how the meanings of some words in the English language have evolved. For instance, in the 1600s, the word cheater referred to someone appointed by the Crown to take title to land and […]