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Three years of Planet Mark certification for Jangro
Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, is celebrating its third consecutive year of being Planet Mark certified, strengthening its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint.
Planet Mark is a sustainability certification that verifies and measures carbon and social value data to reduce emissions and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Through this ongoing accreditation, Jangro is committed to reducing its footprint by at least 5% year-on-year.
Its work to maintain Planet Mark certification illustrates just one aspect of Jangro's sustainability efforts to realise a brighter, more environmentally responsible future. It has recently started compiling sustainability data on depots and suppliers so that it can better understand the collective impacts and take action to minimise them.
Similarly, prospective Jangro suppliers are now being assessed on the sustainability credentials of their products to ensure the supply chain can be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Other initiatives are aimed at encouraging a circular economy, including the Jangro Circular scheme, in which products such as used mop buckets, can be recycled.
Jangro's 'Return, Reuse, Recycle' boxes also promote circularity. They are designed to not only use less ink consumption when printing designs on them, but when no longer required, they can be returned by customers to their local distributor, repurposed, and, at the end of their life, recycled into something new.
Jangro has also recently introduced a 'bike-to-work' scheme and is currently looking at solar and electric vehicle options at depots to support and encourage the switch to renewable energy.
"At Jangro, we are committed to realising a greener cleaning industry and are proud to achieve the Planet Mark stamp of approval for the third year in a row," says Jo Gilliard, CEO of Jangro. "This certification highlights the efforts and measurable steps taken by everyone in the Jangro team to reduce emissions. Every decision we make is considered from a sustainable angle, how it can help minimise our own impact, as well as enable our customers to make more responsible decisions and meet their own green goals".
21st September 2023