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In an era where global warming and rapid urbanisation are changing our world, the role of hygiene has taken on paramount importance. These shifts have inadvertently made it easier for harmful bacteria to thrive, posing significant threats to both public health and business continuity.
At Initial, we're not just responding to these challenges; we're leading the charge. Dedicated to creating hygienic spaces that prioritise both human well-being and environmental preservation, we are passionately leveraging our position as a global hygiene leader to usher in a new age of sustainable and effective solutions for businesses worldwide.
We're innovating to offer greener hygiene solutions to businesses worldwide. By cutting 237.5 tonnes of plastic in our packaging and products, and aiming for net-zero emissions by 2040, we help customers reduce their environmental footprint. This is our Mission Sustainable, and we plan to achieve it with four key pledges.
We’ve got sustainability firmly in mind in our product development process. That’s why we’re using more sustainable materials from the very beginning of product life and across entire product life cycles.
From consumables containing no harmful chemicals or microplastics to products with sustainability accreditation, we’re doing our bit to create hygiene solutions that benefit the environment as well as our customers.
We’re analysing all aspects of our operations, workplaces and supply chain, working with our people to build a culture of sustainability throughout the company and ensure we’re proactively taking measures to reduce our environmental impact.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s transitioning to electric vehicles across our fleet, switching to green energy tariffs across our properties or choosing to source from sustainable suppliers, we’re taking steps to deliver on our net-zero commitments.
Our aim is to measure and reduce the waste we generate as a business to zero landfill and incineration while increasing the use of recycled materials in our products and across our operations.
We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of our waste. Our goal is for 100% of our waste material to be reused, recycled or repurposed for conversion into energy by 2035.
We build long-term partnerships that support greater biodiversity and benefit the environment for future generations.
As leaders in global hygiene facilities, we recognise the importance of acting responsibly and consider the ethical, environmental and social impact of our ongoing partnerships. Moving forward, we’ve pledged to only work with suppliers that align with our environmental values and will continue to establish strong relationships with environmental charities and communities across the world to support their work in fighting the climate crisis.
We seek accreditation and certification by independent organisations covering a wide range of our business operations so we can verify our efforts at sustainability. These include: