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LPM shows commitment to environment and service with introduction of new range
LPM Cleaning & Support Services is further demonstrating its commitment to minimising the impact that its business has on the environment, with the introduction of a number of new market-leading products, including a range of super-concentrate chemicals as well as improved cleaning equipment.
The nationwide contract cleaning and maintenance company, which continues to increase its presence within the retail, office, public sector, food and industrial markets, will be reducing the cost of transporting lots of water around the country since water can be added to the super-concentrates on site. It will also no longer be sending thousands of plastic five-litre and ready mixed spray bottles to landfill.
In addition, as the name implies, only a small amount of the high quality super-concentrate chemical is required for each cleaning job. And, with just a couple of products needed in most cases - washroom cleaner and general purpose cleaner - it is quite clear which products are required for each job, helping to make the working environment much safer.
"We are constantly seeking ways in which to strengthen the standards that we provide to our customers, and help reduce the impact of their activities on the environment," explains Joe Read, Sales & Operations Director at LPM Cleaning. "This latest initiative, which has been well received by staff and customers alike, will have a positive effect on carbon footprint and will also make further improvements to the already high levels of cleanliness and hygiene that we currently deliver."
Having already significantly reduced its chemical usage from over 200 different products to just six for most sites, LPM will also be extending its use of microfibre cloths, which are far more effective than other cleaning cloths, as well as improving and standardising its equipment range.
This means that microfibre cloths, colour coded aluminium stales, non-scratch scourers, magic sponges and spun lace mops will gradually replace any other equipment that is currently in use by its cleaning teams across the UK.
LPM is a large and rapidly expanding organisation, which benefits from ongoing investment from Sovereign Capital. The company's Head Office is in Kent, with a further 11 offices in locations as far and wide as Livingston in Scotland, Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland and Chipping Sodbury, Bristol. It employs more than 2500 staff across the UK and has an established client portfolio of more than 1200 customer locations, which are serviced every day.
The company has been conducting business in Manchester for more than 20 years, in Leeds for more than 50 years and the original London Property Maintenance business (LPM) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010.
LPM is a member of BICSc, The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology, Contractor Plus, CSSA, CHAS and The Green Organisation, and is Safe Contractor Approved.
12th April 2012