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CO2 emissions reduction of 16%* as Olive switches to Plant-based cleaning products

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Olive is proud to announce that we will be moving to plant-based cleaning products for all of our sites this year. The decision to switch from traditional chemical-based cleaning products forms part of Olive’s sustainability pledge to reduce our carbon footprint.

The SURE range is a comprehensive offering of plant-based, 100% biodegradable cleaning products designed to deliver superior professional results whilst being safe for our team’s and kind to the environment. With environmentally-friendly ingredients

from renewable resources it became the obvious choice for Olive’s Green Scene team when working on a project to reduce the use of potentially harmful cleaning materials and reducing our carbon footprint.

The plant-based ingredients contained in SURE products are typically derived

from by-products of the agro-food industry, originating from sugar beet, maize,

straw bran, wheat bran and coconut. The products contain no artificial dyes,

perfumes, quats, chlorine, phosphates or oxide compounds, and are formulated

to achieve the lowest hazard classification reducing the need for gloves and

goggles during cleaning.

Olive’s Operations and Compliance Director, Mark Tilbury says "The SURE range allows us to remove harmful chemicals from our business whilst retaining the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene that we operate to. We are also delighted to be bringing in a change that can benefit the health, and remove chemical risks for our Team Members"

*Average reduction once fully introduced within the business.

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