The only official magazine of The Cleaning Show

Social enterprise’s soap introduced into UK washrooms

Published 28th November, 2017 by Neil Nixon

Social enterprise’s soap introduced into UK washrooms

Johnson & Johnson has introduced Clarity hand wash to all staff washrooms across its Pinewood office in Wokingham. The move marks the beginning of a partnership with the social enterprise and Sodexo that will see Clarity hand wash being introduced to other sites across the UK.

The product has been trialled at the Pinewood office and there are plans to assess the potential for a nationwide rollout across all Johnson & Johnson UK offices. It is estimated that the company will create thousands of hours of employment, equivalent to 11 new part-time jobs per year.

This has the potential to be hugely beneficial at Clarity where 80% of the employees are blind or disadvantaged. Founded in 1854, it is the UK’s oldest social enterprise and it currently creates more than 10,000 days of work per annum for the staff. Deals with companies like Johnson & Johnson are vital for helping Clarity support as many people as possible.

Camilla Marcus-Dew, head of commercial at Clarity, said: “We are delighted to be supplying to Johnson & Johnson and look forward to rolling out our products to more of their offices. It is already making an enormous difference. Each new corporate customer we can supply to has the potential to create thousands of hours of employment for our blind and disadvantaged employees so we need more companies to follow Johnson & Johnson’s lead and help us transform lives.”

Article links