To be able to address the needs of environmentally aware customers and make things easier for everyone that wants climate-friendly alternatives, Coor has developed a unique labelling system for environmentally friendly FM services—Coor Green Services.
Unique and comprehensive environmental labelling
The environmental work conducted to date in the FM sector has been highly fragmented, limited to single services or products. Coor is the first FM provider in the world to take an overall grasp of environmental issues and offer its customers environmental labelling that covers complete service provision and all FM services.
A dynamic tool
Achieving the gold standard is difficult but not impossible. The evaluation tool is dynamic, enabling criteria to be tailored to progress over time. By adjusting the criteria and levels yearly, environmental labelling will be a genuine guarantee for a high level of environmental ambition.
Two standards reflecting different levels of ambition
Environmental labelling is awarded in two standards: silver and gold. To achieve either, all the constituent services of a provision are evaluated from relevant environmental criteria, some of which are mandatory. To achieve the gold standard, operations must satisfy basically all criteria, while for silver, operations must satisfy all the mandatory criteria and over half of the others.
Roche has achieved platinum standard in Green Services
Roche is now one of three offices to have achieved platinum standard in the Coor Green Services environmental labelling system. Mahdi Adawi, Facility and Site Security Partner with Roche, talks about their sustainability work and success in being awarded the Green Services label.
Congratulations on achieving platinum standard in Green Services! How does it feel?
“It feels just insane! It really isn’t something that has simply dropped into our lap: it’s involved some hard work. Here at Roche, we have very high ambitions for sustainability, and I hope we inspire other companies to work in a more sustainable way.”
How has Green Services helped you in your work on sustainability?
“It would be easy to brag and say “I think sustainably”, but Green Services helps you see that there are always areas that can be improved. For instance, we have introduced foam wash in the toilets, as we realised that by doing so we could avoid using a whole lot of chemicals. It’s very valuable to be able to get help in identifying little things that can be improved,” says Mahdi.
“We have also moved to providing eco-friendly coffee and have purchased more source-sorting containers. Although we have been working on sustainability issues for a long time, it’s useful to get down to the small details. This is where Green Services has been a great help.”
What’s the next step for you?
“We can’t simply sit back and claim that we’ve done our bit. We have to keep challenging ourselves all the time. We will carry on reviewing the chemicals we use and the kinds of materials we have in the office, so as to minimise our carbon footprint. Of course, we will continue working with Green Services too.”
Want to find out more?
Existing Coor customers are always welcome to contact anyone who works for us. You can also contact Group Sustainability Manager Maria Ekman, +46 (0)10 559 51 69. Questions from people who aren't Coor customers yet are also welcome.