Planet Mark ertififed

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We’re proud to announce that together with Planet Mark, we are a Carbon Neutral Business.

In line with internationally recognised PAS 2060 specifications, achieving a Carbon Neutral status demonstrates our ongoing commitment to reducing our impact on the planet and society. This is done through continuous carbon reduction and investment in accredited carbon offset programmes to mitigate our carbon footprint.

Planet Mark is an internationally recognised sustainability certification provider for all organisations and real estate acknowledging continuous progress, encouraging action and building an empowered community of like-minded individuals.

Through Planet Mark we have protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Our pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

We want to continue to have a positive impact through our business and hope that we can empower our community to take climate action. We encourage you to get in touch if you would like further details on our journey.

Local Workforce

LOCAL WORKFORCE

We look to enhance our localised hiring policy to help employ those living within the districts and boroughs where are client’s premises are situated. This will be achieved by not only increasing awareness through the usual employment channels but also encouraging existing local staff to refer and recommend new staff to us. We also encourage all our staff to use public transport on all journeys to and from work.

LOCAL SUPPLIERS

We also look to enhance our localised procurement policy by engaging and partnering with independent local suppliers. We have a commitment to purchase core products (at least 50% of non-labour expenses) from independent suppliers local to where the product will be used or where the company operates.

Net zero

NET ZERO BY 2025

We have set a milestone to reach net zero by 2025. Setting an ambitious emissions target, we look to be net zero 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s 2050 target.
The key areas of environmental impact that we are focusing on are; Eliminate carbon emissions from transport and power. Eradicate non-sustainable waste. Enhance buildings to meet the highest environmental standards. Eradicate all single-use materials from our business. Use natural, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products. Use ‘Last mile’ deliveries to reduce carbon footprint and emissions at all stages.

Sustainable Innovations

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS

We display unique QR codes within our cleaning storerooms that are clearly visible and easy to use. Once scanned by any smart phone, the information provided includes the cleaning specification for each location, COSHH data, Product Safety Data Sheets for each product on site, Risk Assessments and Method Statements for all tasks, as well as ‘how to’ manuals. Each QR code gives an option to translate into multiple languages. Our commitment for a paperless world is further enhanced by the use of our specialist software, provided by CleanLink, where all data is cloud based and easily accessed by our operational staff for site management, quality control audits, machinery and stock management, time and attendance payroll and performance reporting. We have also partnered with Mustang washrooms to offer a fully integrated barcode monitoring system, that informs you in real time when your soap dispenser has been filled, sanitary bins emptied and air freshener units replaced.

Cleaning Products

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

We only use environmentally friendly enzyme and plant-based cleaning products that don’t cause damage to the environment, supplied by Jangro. The paper products we use are from sustainable forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or 100% recycled. Our staff uniforms, supplied by workwear express, are created from natural or recycled materials. Each piece is a testament to our dedication to reducing water usage and pollution, while still delivering high-quality, durable workwear.

Electric Vehicle Charging

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

We have moved 80% of our current vehicles over to electric. These vehicles are used by our specialist cleaning divisions, such as window cleaning and estate cleaning. This will soon rise to 100%. We also insist that our partners adopt the same policy.

Rainforest

PROTECTING RAINFORESTS

Through Planet Mark we have protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Our pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

As a recognised Carbon Neutral company, we are proud to have offset more than our location-based footprint of 0.2tCO2e, through Fenix Carbon, which has been independently verified by Planet Mark.

The REDD + project is located in the collective territories of Sivirú, San Andrés de Usaragá, Pizarro, ando Piliza in the Pacific coastal municipality of Bajo Baudó, in the Department of Choco, Colombia. The project, beyond protecting local forests and biodiversity, contribute to social and economic development in one of the poorest areas of Colombia.

Discover the Difference

Find out why our clients stay with us.

Savills

I would have no hesitation in recommending Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services to anyone.

Shaftesbury

We have used Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services since 1994. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

We seek excellent service from all our suppliers, and that’s exactly what we get from Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services, day in and day out.

Hawkey’s operations, quality, commitment and responsiveness have exceeded Camden Market’s high expectations.

Shaftesbury

We have used Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services since 1994. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

Hawkey’s operations, quality, commitment and responsiveness have exceeded Camden Market’s high expectations.

Savills

I would have no hesitation in recommending Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services to anyone.

We seek excellent service from all our suppliers, and that’s exactly what we get from Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services, day in and day out.