Sustainability

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Ameristar Facility Solutions began its sustainable cleaning program to address concerns for worker safety and the desire to increase efficiencies. A major step was the installation of better manage chemical use, minimize packaging waste, reducing carbon footprint, lower the chances of chemical related injuries, and meeting our customers cleanliness goals.

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” 

Program Highlights

Sustainable Purchasing: Ameristar follows a sustainable purchasing policy that is aligned with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy to protect human health and reduce the environmental impact of materials used in the operations and maintenance of buildings.

High-performance Cleaning Program: Ameristar follows guidelines to ensure our program includes appropriate staffing plan and work load management; training of maintenance personnel; and mandates the use of sustainable cleaning products, equipment, and material. 

Sustainable & Green Cleaning Products and Materials: Ameristar purchases only the Carpet and Rug Institute Sustainable Label, Green Seal and Eco Logo-certified cleaning products and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper products. In addition, micro-fiber technology is used for mops and dust rags as they are more efficient, require less water, and last longer.

Sustainable Cleaning Equipment: All equipment used will limit or eliminate the use of hazardous materials, improve indoor air quality, minimize environmental impact and allow for the healthy reuse of space and materials.

Hand Hygiene: Ameristar promotes hand washing for all building occupants and alcohol-based waterless hand sanitizers in buildings and facilities.

Staff Training: Ameristar provides training for maintenance personnel appropriate to the needs of each facility to address the hazards of use, disposal and recycling of cleaning chemicals, dispensing equipment, and packaging.
 
Continuous Improvement: Ameristar supports building occupants and custodians who provide feedback on maintenance effectiveness and assess new sustainable cleaning technologies, procedures, and processes to assure continuous improvement.

*As part of the program, we actively work with our clients on green cleaning procedures.

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