SM Cleaning Support achieves gold award for recycling standards

Written by SM Cleaning

Gold award

We recycled 89% of our waste in 2022

We’re delighted to announce that SM Cleaning Support has received First Mile’s gold award for recycling standards in 2022 by recycling 89% of our waste. Here’s how we did it and why it’s so important to us.

The First Mile gold award

First Mile are our waste management and recycling partners. With the support of our friends at First Mile we strive to minimise our emissions, avoid landfill and recycle as much as possible. Achieving the gold award in 2022 is a huge milestone for us as a company. To achieve the gold award we had to hit a minimum recycling target of 80%, and use at least three different recycling services, such as food, paper and plastics.

Our recycling statistics for 2022

Our performance in 2022 went way beyond what was needed to achieve the gold award, hitting an amazing 89% recycling rate for our business. In total, we saved 44.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to charging your phone 5 473 929 times! We avoided sending 3.9 tonnes of waste to landfill, in fact we sent absolutely nothing to landfill. We couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve achieved. Take a look at our certificate below.

Recycling certificate 2023

Our commitment to sustainability

At the core of our company values is our commitment to sustainability. For the benefit of both our own future and that of our customers, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to minimise our environmental impact. We have company-wide policies in place that ensure that we keep pushing towards our goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

If you’re interested in finding out more, you can take a look at our full Green Route net zero roadmap.

Read more about our commitment to sustainability and visit the First Mile website.

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