Diversey, a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, today awarded the company’s Sustainability Innovation Award to UGL Services at the eighth World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC).
UGL Services was recognized for its commitment to green cleaning and for instilling a strong sustainability culture among its employees and customers through its UGL Services GreenClean® program.
“UGL Services has shown a deep and longstanding commitment to sustainable facility management,” said Diversey President and CEO Ed Lonergan. “The UGL team is demonstrating the integration of sustainable business practices into everyday operations, improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact while enhancing overall health and human hygiene.”
Diversey established the Sustainability Innovation Award to encourage and promote green cleaning practices and sustainable innovation among building service contractors and professionals working in the cleaning, sanitation and hygiene industry.
UGL Services-Unicco Operations first introduced its GreenClean program in 2004, establishing a complete set of sustainability-focused standard operating procedures (SOPs) to guide frontline employees in sustainable cleaning techniques as well as approved green-certified chemicals and equipment. UGL Services North America was the first building service contractor to introduce these SOPs for its cleaners and has since expanded the green cleaning program to encompass virtually every aspect of sustainability for commercial, government and education customers. Green cleaning is now the primary service package that is offered by UGL Services to all customers, without incremental cost. Its GreenClean program is delivering measurable improvements to sustainable facility maintenance and management processes and is helping customers achieve certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Nominations for the Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award were accepted from companies around the world and UGL Services was chosen as the winner by a review panel comprised of WFBSC members. Criteria for the award include a demonstrated commitment to sustainable business practices, emphasis on industry innovation and measurable results of their impact.
“UGL Services stood out from an impressive collection of nominees to receive the Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award,” said WFBSC President Bob King. “Through instilling some of the most advanced green cleaning practices into its operations and encouraging other organizations to follow their lead, they are helping to guide the building services industry toward a more sustainable path.”
Unicco Operations Chief Executive George Keches added: “It is an honor to receive this award from Diversey because of our shared commitment to the sustainable operations of properties worldwide. From the beginning, when we introduced the UGL Services GreenClean program, Diversey has been a partner in enabling us to accomplish our sustainability goals with its innovative products. This award recognizes our mutual accomplishments and promises additional progress through innovative products and sustainable procedures.”
The Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award was presented on the opening day of the eighth World Congress of the WFBSC. In his remarks during the opening plenary session, Lonergan issued a challenge to the delegates to reduce the impact of their businesses on the world. He announced that Diversey would fund the work of a panel of experts across the building services industry to establish quantifiable measures to track the WFBSC’s progress toward its sustainability commitments.
“What we do for the world as a building services industry is a noble cause,” said Lonergan. “By working together, and helping our customers achieve meaningful sustainability improvements, we can attract new talent and improve the performance and profitability of our industry.”
Diversey, Inc. is committed to a cleaner, healthier future. Its products, systems and expertise make food, drink and facilities safer and more hygienic for consumers and for building occupants. With sales into more than 175 countries, Diversey is a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions. The company serves customers in the building management, lodging, food service, retail, health care, and food and beverage sectors. Diversey is headquartered in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, USA. Diversey, Inc. is formerly JohnsonDiversey, Inc. To learn more, visit www.diversey.com.
About UGL Services
UGL Services is a division of UGL Limited that provides outsourcing services to property users worldwide. The business has an end-to-end model that includes corporate real-estate advisory, integrated facilities management and project management services. The comprehensive service platform enables UGL Services customers to delegate key facilities and real estate functions to a single entity to realize operational and strategic benefits. For further information about UGL Services in North America, call 888-751-9100 or visit www.ugl-unicco.com.
About UGL Limited
UGL (ASX: UGL) is an engineering, maintenance and facilities management company operating in the rail, water, power, transport, resources and property sectors. It consists of four divisions – UGL Infrastructure, UGL Rail, UGL Resources and UGL Services. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and the Middle East employing approximately 43,000 people. For more information, visit: www.ugllimited.com.