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Why you should choose a sustainable contract cleaning service

Why you should choose a sustainable contract cleaning service

While there are many contract cleaning companies in South Africa, not all of them place an emphasis on sustainability or environmentally-friendly practises. IWESCO helps clients to minimise their environmental impact and actively strives for better sustainability through the use of green cleaning products and eco-friendly cleaning methods.

This holds benefits for clients that need to adhere to environmental regulations. When looking to hire a professional contract cleaning company, there are several questions that you need to ask; one of them being the sustainability of the service provider. The following points outline the importance of working with a sustainable cleaning provider.

Preserve the environment

This is the most obvious point, but many businesses do not consider the effects of their cleaning products and techniques on the planet. The use of harsh cleaning chemicals could lead to water pollution, poisoning of plants and animals, increased plastic waste in landfills and other detrimental consequences. It is the responsibility of the cleaning provider and the customer to preserve the environment and minimise their impact as much as possible.

IWESCO uses eco-friendly cleaning products and techniques that reduce our impact on the environment. In turn, this also minimises the impact of our customers. The cleaning agents that we use are effective at killing bacteria and removing dirt, but they do not pose a threat to plants and animals. Our cleaning staff work hard to dispose of cleaning waste properly and we ensure that any by-products and waste from a job are dealt with in accordance with ISO 14001 guidelines.

Protect your customers and staff members

Sustainable cleaning contractors not only try to minimise environmental impact but they also try to preserve the health and safety of your employees and customers. A clean and sanitised office or work premises will make your staff, clients and guests feel comfortable and safe when they enter your workplace.

An environmentally-friendly cleaning service will also make your employees feel more proud to work for a company that cares about the environment. Sustainability is a massive topic at the moment and potential employees and customers place a huge emphasis on supporting companies that do their bit for the planet.

IWESCO offers fogging and disinfection services that are safe for the environment and ensure the complete protection of your staff and customers during the pandemic. These services offer better protection from viruses and bacteria that pose a health risk to any person inside your workplace. This is a superior disinfection that does not harm the environment or human health.

Bolster your business reputation

Companies that position themselves as eco-friendly and sustainable are more desirable to clients and partners. However, it is important that a company be transparent about their business practices when they claim to be environmentally-responsible. When done properly, it can bolster the reputation of the business and improve customer loyalty and public trust.

Society can be quick to point out the failings and inconsistencies of a brand that claims to be sustainable but, in reality, makes no effort to minimise its impact on the planet. When a business highlights it’s green credentials, it needs to ensure that all aspects of its operations are indeed sustainable. This includes using the right contract cleaning company.

Being sustainable does not impact the quality of the cleaning services provided. IWESCO can help your business to improve its environmental credentials and minimise its impact on the planet. Our high-quality cleaning and waste control services will improve your company’s reputation and keep your employees and customers safe in a clean office environment. For more information about our eco-friendly cleaning services, contact us today to get a quote or to set up an assessment.


IWESCO offers specialised cleaning and waste control services to industrial and commercial customers in South Africa. These services are aimed at minimising our customers’ impact on the environment. Our services also include pest control, garden maintenance, fogging and disinfecting. Our staff are highly trained to offer the most professional services. IWESCO is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

We are a one-stop shop for all your contract cleaning and waste control needs and have a national footprint. Our head office is located in Tshwane but we can provide services to any industrial and commercial client in the major metropolitan areas around South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Mbombela and more.

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