Chemical-free. Keeping it clean. Making it green.

INTRODUCTION

Since 1986, Emprise has been delivering state-of-the-art cleaning solutions. Over the last 31 years we’ve moved with the times to satisfy the needs of our customers. This article explores the growing demand for chemical-free cleaning solutions and the move towards a more sustainable approach.

THE WAY IT USED TO BE

Decades ago, eco-friendly cleaning products were more expensive and less effective than their chemical-based equivalents.

Add to this the fact that generally, previous generations were less concerned with environmental issues and it’s clear to see why green cleaning products were widely regarded as niche or specialist.

In short, the market wasn’t ready and the solutions just weren’t there.

WIPING THE SLATE CLEAN

But in recent years, both customers and corporations have become more concerned with environmental issues and employee welfare.

Like many other industries, in cleaning there has been a noticeable focus on creating new, greener solutions that are more accessible and affordable.

As a result, cost-neutral, chemical-free products offering an equal or superior performance to their chemical equivalents are now readily available.

At Emprise, we separate these products into four main categories.

4. GREEN TICK

Green Tick products might not always be chemical-free, but they do offer an affordable and low environmental impact alternative to standard products.

We consider these products as the basic tier of eco-friendly cleaning solutions. In today’s environmentally aware business world, it is the lowest green standard we would consider recommending to our customers.

3. GREEN

Green or ‘single green’ products represent the most basic form of chemical-free cleaning solutions. They are made without using any harmful chemicals.

Over the last three to five years these products have become both more economical and more effective. They are now able to equal, or in some cases exceed, the performance and value of their chemical equivalents.

2. DOUBLE GREEN

Double Green cleaning solutions are also 100% chemical-free, but unlike Green products they are not manufactured using plant-based materials.

Double Green products are instead made from microbes and fermented enzymes. They are both free from chemicals and manufactured without the use of arable (food production) land – hence the term Double Green.

DOUBLE GREEN AT EMPRISE

At Emprise we provide double green solutions for a range of businesses in the private corporate and public sectors; retail, healthcare, education, hospitality and transport.

All the products we offer in this category are 100% chemical free, 100% non-allergenic and can be accompanied by a mains-water-supplied dosing system, which reduces water and ensures that the correct ratios are used in every dilution.

1. AQUEOUS OZONE

Aqueous Ozone is our gold standard of chemical-free cleaning.  Created by adding an extra electron to the oxygen molecule in water, it is a highly effective sanitiser and cleaning agent, which leaves no smell, causes no allergic reactions and has no unpleasant by-products or waste.

Incredibly, the innovative cleaning solution has been proven to be 7,000 times stronger than chlorine-based bleach, and yet it’s completely non-toxic – so much so that drinking it causes no harm!

AQUEOUS OZONE AT EMPRISE

The state-of-the-art equipment we use at Emprise takes water through two processes to create Stabilised Aqueous Ozone (SAO).

First, ordinary water (H2O) enters a small chamber where it goes through an ultra-filtering process. It then enters a second, larger chamber, where an electric charge is passed through it, effectively creating lightening.

This changes the molecular structure of the water from H2O to H2O3 (SAO). Following treatment, the solution reverts back to ordinary water in four hours. It is active for long enough to carry out core cleaning and can be produced on-demand as required. As it is produced on site, the environmental impact of packaging and logistics is also much reduced.

WHY GO CHEMICAL-FREE?

We see chemical-free as a real no brainer. It’s better for us, better for our clients, and of course, better for the future of the planet. That’s why we haven’t used chemical bleach in over 12 years and why all of our products are manufactured without any form of animal testing.

It’s about making small changes today, to create a better industry tomorrow. But what are the specific benefits of our eco-friendly approach to cleaning?

Here we’ve broken down the main advantages into three key areas.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & SUSTAINABILITY

No matter what solution you choose, going chemical-free will dramatically reduce the environmental impact of your cleaning operations. It’s now affordable too. In fact, modern businesses have the opportunity to go green and save money, keeping everybody happy.

Not only that, but with innovative solutions like Aqueous Ozone, effective cleaning solutions can be made with nothing but water and specialist equipment. This streamlines efficiencies and cuts packaging waste.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELFARE

At Emprise we take the welfare of our employees very seriously. All of our operatives are provided with the necessary protective clothing, and are fully trained and compliant with the legal requirements of COSHH (Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health).

With the latest chemical-free innovations, the risk of inhaling harmful fumes, skin irritation and other health hazards associated with harmful chemicals are either drastically reduced or removed altogether.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

It may be seen by some as less important than sustainability and employee welfare, but nonetheless, going chemical-free will also enhance your brand’s green reputation. By reducing the carbon footprint of your cleaning operations and prioritising the health of your team, you’ll future-proof your organisation.

It’s about adopting best practice today to create a better world tomorrow. With the majority of businesses becoming increasingly focused on environmental issues, chemical-free makes complete commercial sense too.

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