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ESS delivers safety and sustainability benefits

Published 18th August, 2022 by Neil Nixon

ESS delivers safety and sustainability benefits

ESS, the defence, energy and government services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has completed the roll out of chemical free cleaning across its defence and government services estate, providing safety benefits for colleagues and clients and decreasing the environmental impact of the service.

The company has partnered with suppliers Toucan Eco and Tersano to deliver the project. The selected systems create powerful cleaning agents from tap water - Toucan Eco using table salt and Tersano using oxygen. Both produce fast-acting antibacterial multi-surface cleaners that kill more than 99.99% of bacteria and microorganisms, including enveloped viruses like COVID-19. The cleaning solutions generated are non-toxic, non-hazardous and non-allergenic to humans and animals. They cut exposure to chemicals for cleaning operatives and building users and reduce the need to store hazardous substances on site.

Mark Webster, managing director – ESS Defence, Energy and Government Services, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to partner with Tersano and Toucan Eco to deliver chemical free cleaning across our estate. This is a great example of innovation that delivers multiple benefits - the systems are highly effective for our clients and customers, safer for our people to use and support us in reducing the environmental impact of our services in our drive towards Net Zero.”

Steve Courtney, Toucan Eco sat Robert Scott, said: “Working with ESS to introduce a robust chemical free cleaning system across its defence and government estate has been a privilege and we’re delighted with the feedback from the business so far.

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