evans green tick products available at system hygiene

  

Evans Vanodine have reviewed and expanded their range of low environmental impact products. The GreenTick system, previously know as WEIR, is an innovative system for classifying Evans Vanodine's products according to their overall environmental impact, which scores each product based on eight different criteria. The criteria selected are used to create a holistic lifecycle view of the processes and product and now align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Every chemical has some impact on the environment, even water. One advantage of scoring Evans' products against GreenTick methodology is that it enables the manufacturer to highlight the lowest impact product within each product category. This helps users to choose the lowest impact products suitable for their cleaning tasks. Using a low impact product to carry out a cleaning task in the wrong circumstance does not serve the best interest of the environment, therefore it is important to: ‘select the right product for the job, use the recommended dilution rate, dispose of the chemical responsibly.’ This applies whether using one of our GreenTick products or any other Evans Vanodine product.

The GreenTick system scores every Evans product across their entire range - the lower the impact, the lower the score. Products which achieve the lowest score within their category are identified with a GreenTick logo on the label.

As a company that formed over 100 years ago, Evans Vanodine can in some ways say that they have been sustainable. However, until this past year, the manufacturer has not looked at sustainability as a completely separate topic. As the manufacturer has extended and improved, so too has their knowledge on how they can improve the environmental management systems within the company and how to fit sustainability into this officially.

Evans Vanodine took the decision to monitor their carbon footprint in 2018. To focus efforts, and drive improvements, they teamed up with ‘Planet Mark’ and are now in our second year of certification. Improvements in Evans Vanodine's practices have so far produced a 15% reduction in their carbon footprint and that number is on target to reduce noticeably further.

The manufacturer has now implemented its 5-year sustainability strategy, with targets set for various categories such as waste, carbon reduction, plastic and social responsibility. These are then broken down into specific subcategories with ongoing projects — for example, looking at reducing electricity usage by 5% and decreasing effluents discharged to drain by 10%. Their plastic category is looking at Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) content and where Evans Vanodine can add this safely into their range. And with social responsibility, the manufacturer want to not only be looking after their staff but also reaching out into the wider community with sponsorships and support for local charities.

Please also visit Evans Vanodine's dedicated environment website to find out more www.evansgreentick.com


Ready to go green?

At System Hygiene, we're proud to support Evans Vanodine's GreenTick initiative and other sustainable practices that support a healthy planet and help ensure your business thrives for years to come. Ask us about making greener choices for all your cleaning, hygiene, janitorial and catering products today on 01282 777999. Thank you for going green with us.  

evans green tick products available at system hygiene