Sustainability in the Workplace
Sustainability impacts many areas of soft facilities services provision and NJC was delighted to support the recent Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) event in London. A fascinating tour of the Argent King’s Cross development by Sustainability Manager, Steve Kellett, was followed by a short talk by Paul Crilly, Managing Director NJC. Paul talked about the key sustainability themes affecting facilities services companies and how NJC is approaching them and supporting its clients.
Sustainable employment is a key priority for service companies as the UK approaches the threshold of full employment, with the possibility that Brexit will impact labour supply. NJC is a proud supporter of, and contributor to the Living Wage Foundation’s Service Provider Leadership Group, and is also committed to extending the resource pool, for example by bringing ex-offenders into mainstream employment.
Efficient resource use, reducing chemical usage, and developing and implementing waste strategies can all reduce the environmental impact of occupied buildings. NJC has developed the Waste Monitor system to curate, collate and manipulate data, to drive an integrated waste management strategy where the cleaning partner plays a leading role in the internal customer’s behavioural change.
Wellbeing is high on most company agendas and NJC is committed to harm-free environments and putting the Health back into Health and Safety, with an approach that goes far beyond legislative compliance. We are also fortunate to have been at the forefront of the development of cleaning methodologies across standards such as the WELL Building InstituteTM framework.
You can also listen to Amanda Carpenter of the LSA interviewing Paul about sustainable business practices here.