Amey’s Secure Infrastructure business has embarked on a journey to introduce a fully sustainable cleaning model across its FM operations, which will focus on environmentally friendly practices and cleaning products that use renewable sources to reduce waste and harm to the environment, employees and building users – while still providing high-quality sanitisation and Covid mitigation.
Amey says it has worked with its supply chain partners to source environmentally friendly chemicals that ensure employees and building users are not exposed to harmful chemicals. It added waste going to landfill is reduced by reusing and refiling existing containers, and water pollution mitigated from the harsh chemical poured down the drain.
Amey also said it will invest in new and innovative equipment that will reduce water usage and train employees on the latest sustainable cleaning model. Environmental educational packs will be provided for pupils at the schools maintained by Amey.
The new model is initially being trialled across the Amey’s Bradford and Barnsley Schools operations and its FM contract with Highways England before being rolled out across all contracts by the end of the year.
Andy Voase, Director of FM, Amey Secure Infrastructure, said: “Across our facilities management business, we want to build real social value and sustainability into all our operations. Protecting the environment is very much at the forefront of Amey’s and our clients’ objectives. As an industry, we need to adapt and innovate to find more sustainable ways of delivering our service. Over the next year, we are transforming the way we clean the buildings we maintain. Our goal is to move to a delivery model that focuses on quality, safety and sustainability – reducing harm to our people, building users and the environment.”
Stephanie Quinnin, Director of Soft Services, Amey Secure Infrastructure, added: “The protection of our planet is a key driver to our solutions. Changing the way we clean buildings is the first of many steps we are making to transform the soft services we deliver. We aim to be a leader in providing sustainable solutions to our clients, where we work together with our people and supply chain partners to embed practical, safe and environmentally friendly ways of working across all our operations.”
Amey delivers facilities and estate management across the critical infrastructure and public services. Amey’s Secure Infrastructure portfolio is responsible for looking after thousands of assets on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, councils and government agencies across the UK.