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Corporate & Social Responsibility Policy

Abridge Cleaning Services corporate social responsibility strategy is fully embraced and supported by management and staff throughout the company.

We view our corporate social responsibility as follows: how we manage our environmental responsibility, how we ourselves behave in the workplace, how we work with our clients and suppliers.


Abridge Cleaning Services places great emphasis on caring for the environment.  The object of this Policy is to provide the framework around which we can promote an environmentally responsible approach to the provision of our cleaning services whereby a safe and healthy working environment can be developed.

As an employer we recognise that the nature of our business has potential to impact detrimentally on the environment, particularly where we use cleaning materials.  Use of such materials is under our direct control, and it is our policy therefore to minimise the use of harmful products and to use environmentally friendly products and procedures wherever possible.

It is our policy to liaise and co-operate with our clients to ensure that cleaning services provided and requested are assessed for environmental impact. Where appropriate we will recommend and endeavour to have accepted cleaning and waste removal practice, which involves recycling.

Abridge Cleaning Services recognises and accepts its obligations to ensure that the environment is not adversely affected by our activities.  We are committed to non-harm in the environment and are open to processes or practices that might actually have a positive environmental effect.

We will take steps, so far as is reasonably practicable, to meet our environmental responsibilities, paying particular attention to:

We will incorporate environmental issues in communication to all employees.  We will encourage employees to bring environmental issues to the attention of management and/or colleagues.

All employees will be required to comply with this policy.  Non-compliance with this policy will be considered a disciplinary issue.


Internally, we set standards about how we behave as individuals. We work safely, we develop our staff, we give everyone the opportunity to contribute to a learning environment, share ideas and concerns and take personal ownership of their goals. We respect the rights of employees and recognise and reward achievement.

We intend to progressively lessen our environmental impact by cutting our energy use, reducing waste, sharing experience and working closely with both our clients and our suppliers.

Each year Abridge Cleaning Services sets itself a number of corporate social responsibility targets and objectives. Progress is reviewed throughout the year, and the company's achievements measured and reported at the end of the period, when new targets are set.

Our responsibilities in 2012/2013

The environment

  1. We will continue expanding our recycling and reuse commitment with the aim of recycling.

The community

  1. We will encourage and develop local initiatives that support the local communities in which we work.

    The workplace

  1. We will conduct an annual staff survey and act on the results.
  2. We will measure ourselves against our peers by seeking further awards and accreditation for our green initiatives.