Green cleaning — cleaning to protect health without harming the environment — is in the best interests of the eco-system, your business and your employees. Green business ideas and green business initiatives are quickly becoming a normal part of everyday business, making it imperative that businesses develop and implement their own green policies and start doing their part to create a "carbon-neutral" business.
One easy eco-friendly measure that can have a significant impact is using green cleaning products that eliminate harmful and toxic chemicals. There are now many eco-friendly solutions available for use with laundry, on specific needs like grease and stains, and other heavy-duty industrial cleaning jobs. Whether you are just cleaning your office, your restaurant kitchen facility or a manufacturing plant, using natural cleaning products not only allows your business to do its part in helping to improve the environment, it allows your building management team to make a statement that they care first and foremost about their customers and staff.
Survey Says Green Cleaning is Best
A recent survey* showed that seven out of 10 consumers prefer to patronize a business that demonstrates a commitment to the environment. When it comes to cleaning, 68 percent of business owners would prefer for their business to be cleaned with green products, and 78 percent of office workers agree that, when possible, businesses should use green cleaners instead of conventional ones.
"Today's business owners want green cleaning that's also effective," added Grabowski. "And when it comes to powerful clean, the brands they trust are Green Works and Clorox."
The survey also showed:
  • 67% of office employees prefer their office to be cleaned with Green Works® products over conventional cleaners
  • 58% of business owners would feel better if their janitors/housekeepers were working with Green Works® products instead of conventional cleaners
  • 58% of cleaning professionals prefer to clean with Green Works® products over conventional cleaners.
Going green does work for the planet and for your business. By providing all-natural cleaning products for your employees, you improve their health, productivity, retention and morale. That translates into real financial savings over time.

A recent survey* showed that guests prefer hotels that care about environmental sustainability and practice green cleaning, as well. The survey reported that:
  • 70% consumers prefer to patronize businesses that demonstrate commitment to the environment
  • 84% of travelers agree that it would be better if hotels used green cleaners instead of harsh chemicals
  • 57% said they prefer to stay in a hotel that uses green cleaners over one that doesn't
  • 71% of hotel guests would prefer to stay in a hotel cleaned with Green Works natural products

*Vatoca Partners Survey, February 2009. 
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