Meet the businesses leading the sustainable cleaning revolution

Commercial cleaning has been hugely impacted by Covid-19, with an increase in the use of processes and products that have a detrimental environmental impact by contributing to single use plastic waste, increasing carbon emissions and chemical waste.

But there is a more sustainable way to clean at a commercial scale…

Hive Cleaning, a commercial cleaning company based in London, is one such business that is on a mission to clean sustainably and aims to be the first carbon neutral cleaning company in the industry.

Join us for a new installment of our lunchtime webinar series, hosted by Steve Courtney from Robert Scott. Steve will be joined by Louis Beaumont, managing director at Hive Cleaning and Marc Kemp from cleaning distributor, Futures Supplies.

The panel will discuss the changes faced by cleaning companies, and how innovation and sustainable technology can reduce your carbon footprint and support business development as more companies examine the sustainability of their supply chains.

Date: Thursday 12th August

Time:  12:15pm – 1pm

Order your free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-businesses-leading-the-sustainable-cleaning-revolution-tickets-163509410047

The session will cover:

  • Hive Cleaning’s approach to sustainability
  • A shift in product demand and buying behaviours
  • Introducing Toucan Eco, HOCl and how it works
  • How Hive Cleaning is using Toucan Eco at a commercial scale
  • Audience Q&A

Guests are invited to submit their questions during the session where the panel will aim to provide insight and guidance on Toucan Eco and sustainable cleaning alternatives.

Submit your questions via email or on social using #AsktheCleanTeam.

26 Years of Service Excellence!

As we celebrate 26 years in business, we thought it would be fun to share a few interesting facts and milestones with you.

We are a family business that was started in the original owner’s garage back in 1995! After renting premises for 10 years in 2005 we decided we were here to stay so we purchased and moved into our very own self-contained, purpose-built offices and warehouse in South London.

Members of the CHSA, the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association since 1997, Futures Supplies successfully achieved 100% compliance to the Distributor Accreditation Scheme.

To ensuring that our customers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of our services, we have been independently certified since 1997 for our Quality Management System to British Standard ISO 9001

The company’s Manging Director, Marc started working in the business in 1998. Working through all aspects of the business, and following 20 years’ experience at the sharp end, he became the natural successor to drive the company forward and lead the young dynamic team when in 2018 his Mum retired.

After surviving the dreaded Millennium Bug our premises survived a substantial fire in 2000 which started at a neighbouring National Tyres site. Continuing to trade without any break in service, we went on to achieve our first £1million in annual sales.

In 2004 the company ethos, to effectively tackle and improve its environmental, social and economic impact on the community, saw it provide its first work experience placements to disadvantaged young care leavers.

We won our first business award in 2005 for ‘Best Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility’ and have gone on to be recognised with over 30 accolades including numerous sustainability awards as well as Best SME!

Pioneering the use of Eco-Friendly products and sustainable business practices we became CarbonNeutral certified in 2006. Delivering carbon neutral supplies to our customers we are proud to say the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with our business are ZERO.

Since 2007 we have successfully achieved certification for our Environmental Management System to British Standard ISO 14001. This illustrates that Sustainability is at the heart of our business. We are passionate and committed to ensuring that we meet the needs of today without compromising those of future generations, through minimising negative impacts on our planet and our people. We purchased our first fully electric van in 2008!

Early adopters of social media and our first tweet went out on Twitter in 2009!

One of the few independent family business in our industry, we genuinely care about our customers. Our growth has been organic and as a result of consistently delivering high levels of Service, Quality, Value and Reliability with Environmental Consideration through Innovation and Technology.

We still supply our very first customer and have been since 1995! We believe in working in partnership with suppliers and customers, taking into account their individual needs, to deliver the best possible customer experience.

Dan, our operations Manager, and Andy our Office Manager, are brothers and have worked in the business for over 20 years. We think our team are our heroes, operating throughout the Covid Pandemic since March 2020, they are key workers supplying essential services and products to valued customers ensuring they could continue to open and run their businesses.

Be Good and Do Good – The Soap Co.

Futures Supplies are delighted to launch a range of luxury products from a company who are aligned with our beliefs in supporting not just the environment but the disadvantaged, the community and the economy.

Believing products should ‘be good and do good’ The Soap Co. is an ethical luxury brand that creates sophisticated body care products to nurture and care for your skin.

With a traditional workshop in the Lake District, the products are handcrafted in the UK by disadvantaged people who are blind and disabled, generating over 10,000 employment days a year.

The Soap Co. take pride in paying attention where it matters, from their award-winning minimalist design to locally sourced bottles and compostable soap wrappers.

All the products are paraben free and are never tested on animals. There is a selection of two luxurious fragrances in the new eco-friendly collection, Geranium & Rhubarb and Wild Nettle & Sage, which are also available as a hand wash or hand lotion.

Vegan, biodegradable and not harmful to aquatic life, the hand and body washes are free from SLS/SLES, PEGs, parabens, triclosan, synthetic colour, DEA, petrochemicals, silicones, EDTA. The hand and body lotions are also free from these nasties, plus mineral oils and TEA and they are enriched with organic cocoa butter and antioxidants to nourish and hydrate your skin.

For more information on The Soap Co. or the products available please call us 020 8689 2072 or visit the website.

www.futures-supplies.co.uk/product.asp?p_part_code=013.001

Scott Control Toilet Tissue System

Recognising that innovation and sustainable products remain high on the agenda, Futures Supplies are delighted to bring you the new Scott Control Toilet Tissue System by Kimberly-Clark.

The range offers a total washroom solution for maximum efficiency, value and washroom hygiene.

Scott Control Toilet Tissue System

  • High capacity 314m rolls of soft 2ply tissue which has been designed to minimise pipe blockages.
  • The innovative durable & lockable centrefeed dispensing system helps to reduce consumption.
  • One-wipe-clean dispenser with no dirt traps for improved hygiene.
  • EU Flower Ecolabel and FSC accredited.

Scott Control Rolled Hand Towel System

  • Soft absorbent rolled hand towel for improved cleanliness.
  • High capacity system uses Airflex technology to give a more compact roll, offering more hand dries per roll and less refilling.
  • One-wipe-clean’ dispenser with no dirt traps for improved hygiene.
  • EU Flower Ecolabel and FSC accredited.

Scott Control Foam Hand Cleanser System

  • Gentle, fragrance-free and colour-free foam soap for frequent use.
  • High capacity 1litre cassette delivers 2500 shots, reducing waste and preventing overuse.
  • One-wipe-clean’ dispenser with no dirt traps for improved hygiene.
  • EU Flower Ecolabel accredited.

 

Making a Clear and Credible Commitment – Celebrating Ten Years of Certification!

Futures Supplies is delighted to have its green credentials independently endorsed for the tenth year running achieving the credible and sought after Carbon Neutral certification.

This is a highly sought after accolade and recognises the company as an industry leader in its field for its environmental commitment and for delivering carbon neutral supplies to its customers.

We are proud to be taking a net zero position on emissions by measuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with our business, reducing them at source and then offsetting any unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits.

Supporting the Andipatti Wind Power Project located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, this 49.5MW wind power project delivers zero-emissions renewable electricity to the Southern regional grid. The project is validated and ‘Verified Carbon Standard’ (VCS).

This wind farm consists of 30 Vestas turbines, each of capacity of 1.65 MW, generating approximately 100,000 MWh of clean renewable electricity annually. This reduces CO2 emissions by displacing electricity which would have otherwise been drawn primarily from fossil fuel power stations; subsequently, the Andipatti Wind Power Project generates 90,000 tonnes of emissions reductions on average per year.

Demonstrating our commitment to reducing CO2 in accordance with leading edge quality assurance standards, the CarbonNeutral trademark is one of the worlds most recognised and robust brand marks for greenhouse gas emission reduction.

As a result of this reduction process coupled with offering the unavoidable emissions associated with our business, our carbon footprint is reduced to net zero.

You can read more about our environmental approach here http://www.futures-supplies.co.uk/environment.asp

CarbonNeutral Certificate 2016

InnuScience NU-Cycle Revolutionary Microfibre Detergent

InnuScience_LogoBacked by 23 years of research, InnuScience has established itself as a leader in biotechnology based cleaning products recently launching the innovative Nu-Cycle N Microfibre detergent.

Nu-Cycle N is a low temperature concentrated detergent that removes grease and regenerates the absorption capacity of microfibre mops and cloths, as well as other textiles.

Extending the life of microfibre products by up to 5 times, the NU-Cycle N does not break down the microfibre nor will the detergent impregnate or coat the fibres.

Innu-Science Nu-CycleNTests show that after washing with Nu-Cycle N keep the same absorbency as when new, extending the life of your microfibre products and providing considerable cost savings.

Why not give it a try.

Innovative Biotech Toilet Roll Delivers Savings

BIOTECHBiotech is the innovative biological toilet paper that saves time, money and the environment.

Thanks to BATP technology, for which Papernet currently has exclusive European rights, Biotech reduces blockages and helps maintain pipes and sewerage systems

Biotech contains five different types of good microorganisms, which are totally harmless for us and the environment but remove incrustations and smelly substances from the pipes. You don’t have to wait long to see results in just four weeks the cleaning action of Biotech toilet paper helps eliminates blockages, nasty odours and other dirt from the pipes.

Constant use of Biotech reduces the need for the mechanical cleaning of sewerage systems, hence reducing maintenance costs. Sample studies carried out on tourism/accommodation premises with an average of 100 visitors daily demonstrated that the exclusive use of Biotech radically reduces the need to unblock the sewerage system and makes for some considerable savings – up to 40% as compared to using standard toilet paper.

One of our own customer trials clearly demonstrates how effective the product is in large office complexes where plumbing can be an issue call us if you would like to see the results.

As well as cleaning pipes, the good microorganisms in Biotech toilet paper contribute to eliminating surfactants emitted by cleaning products, and once the active action is complete, they biodegrade without leaving any residue.

Thanks to BATP technology, which forms the basis of the Biotech product, the simple action of throwing toilet paper into the water is transformed into an action of respect for the environment.

To find out more follow the link or if you would like a trial call us now on 020 8689 2072 https://www.futures-supplies.co.uk/product.asp?p_part_code=001%2E080

 

 

 

Ecover are Changing!

Ecover NewWe’re really excited at Futures Supplies to unveil Ecover’s brand new look!

As part of our company ethos to encourage and offer ecologically responsible cleaning solutions as a chioce to our customers, Ecover products are made from natural, sustainable plant-based ingredients and the company is constantly working to ensure they leave fewer unnecessary residues, biodegrade even more quickly and have less impact on aquatic life.

Ecover has spent the past 30 years making powerful, efficient products that clean with care and now with bright colours and a new shape. Ecover has also introduced icons which will make the usage and benefits of the products really clear, so that they are even easier to use than ever before.

We hope that the Ecover products offer a way to introduce ecological cleaning to those companies out there who may not have considered it before. If you would like to help save the planet, contact us for further details or visit the website now www.futures-supplies.co.uk

Knowledge is power!

Evans Training 1Much like Futures Supplies Evans Vanodine is a family owned company which strives to ensure that the customer benefits from the security and confidence of dealing with a dependable business who are experts in their field.  As one of our key supply partners, Evans Vanodine manufacture a wide range of janitorial and cleaning chemicals for both the home and overseas market and realises the importance of fulfilling customer expectations and requirements through regular training.

The company runs training courses for its distributors and recently Daniel Rendall, Business Development Manager and Leiann Kemp, Customer Service Manager attended a two day course at the Evans Vanodine training facilities at the Head Office near Preston supported by Pat Worsop, Area Sales Manager-South of England.

Evans Training 2Leiann said, “We found the course extremely useful and worthwhile and I am positive that it has helped further improve our product and industry knowledge, ensuring an even more efficient service to our customers. Pat was great, he really looked after us and it was good to learn about Evans family values as well as the products.”

Mops Just Got More Sustainable!

Big White MopBeing certified to BS EN ISO 14001:2004 endorses our commitment to researching innovative and environmentally friendly cleaning systems to offer to our customers.

The Big White Refill Mop System from Robert Scott & Sons Ltd does just that and is a new eco-friendly mopping system which is available from Futures Supplies.

The patented, simple and easy to use system has a detachable socket and clip and a replaceable mop refill so that it can be disposed of in a paper recycling bin and a brand new one fitted.

The plastic socket and clip can be washed and reused many times and whilst it is colour coded for ease, it can also prevent cross contamination in environmentally sensitive areas.

With over 700 tonnes of plastic mop sockets being bought and sold by the UK cleaning industry and most of which ends up in landfill, this system is more hygienic, more environmentally friendly but most importantly less costly for your business.