Environmental Responsibility

Hygiene Systems is a privately owned group that provides advanced controlled dispensing systems and associated services to businesses worldwide. We are constantly challenging convention and tradition, and use state of the art technology and expertise to reduce the impact of hygiene consumables and services on the environment.

 

Hygiene Systems is committed to continuing its design and manufacture of environmentally responsible products and systems which optimise consumable usage and reduce wastage of business consumables.

 

Reducing use of materials and resources is both a financial and environmental focus for Hygiene Systems. Environmental responsibility with regard to consumable usage can be managed by both the supplier and the user. As a supplier we actively promote and focus on equipment that discourages wasteful usage by controlling the dispensing of the product. We adjust our equipment settings such as time delays and dispensing volumes to reduce overuse of consumables.

 

Our goal is to increase the education and promotion of responsible consumable usage by encouraging users to ‘take less’. As a general rule, hygiene facilities and provisions are almost universally provided free of charge to staff, customers, and the public.  All “free” and un-metered offerings, be it a buffet dinner or paper towels, place the onus on the customer to use responsibly – encouraging good, but environmentally responsible hygiene practices is an essential part of the Hygiene Systems offering.

 

Environmental Policy (reviewed annually).

Paper or Air?

Hand Drying methods are the undisputed champion of disagreement in the Hygiene Industry. Pros and cons are hotly debated, sometimes very publicly and with aggressive traditional and social media tactics employed. Almost every month a ‘sponsored’ lengthy LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) study is conducted to ‘prove’ that Electric Air Dryers  are the most environmentally efficient method of hand drying. In rebuttal, another ‘sponsored’ study will be produced which argues the opposite, whilst attacking the omission of considerations for hygiene efficacy.

 

We believe that our paper product offerings provide the best balance of efficiency and efficacy. We supply both free-flow and controlled feed paper towels, and rigorously specify each system based on the historical requirements of the type of installation. Controlled feed dispensing is almost never included in Jet Dryer LCA studies. We also promote the use of waterless hand sanitisers where appropriate. Our extensive experience and feedback from a customer standpoint supports our belief that users overwhelmingly prefer paper towel for convenience and effectiveness.

 

User adoption of good hygiene practices is our primary objective, and our promise is to deliver this in the most efficient way possible.

Certification

Many of our products are certified for various applications and sources. If you are concerned about product certification or have a specific requirement please contact us. Our team includes experts in all areas of sourcing and supply, and we are in regular discussion and co-operation with our supply partners – if you have a question chances are we can answer it!

 

Please see the resources section of our Product Pages to see if we have uploaded Certificates for the product that interests you.

Product Development & Manufacturing

Hygiene Systems runs both internal and partner product development programmes to ensure we deliver the most effective products. Product development focuses on optimisation of technologies and methods for delivering high quality hygiene.

 

Many of the products supplied through our distributor network are installed free-on-loan agreements meaning that the Service Provider retains ownership and maintenance of the dispensing equipment. As a result it is in our best interest to create sustainable and efficient equipment to minimise operating expenses and ensure an optimised product lifecycle.

 

Hygiene Systems is a direct manufacturer. We regularly visit our manufacturing partners to ensure production quality and compliance with the same high standards of social and environmental responsibility we expect of our own facilities.

 

Innovation

Our current projects which involve considerable investment including development of consumable delivery technology. This ongoing  project is based around advanced digital technology to increase efficiency by 2-3 times the industry standard, whilst delivering a near identical consumable delivery result for the end user.

 

Inhouse we are also developing a reuse and refurbishment programme for our products. A significant part of effective hygiene systems is the provision of clean, modern and attractive equipment – both to encourage staff usage and create a lasting impression with customers or visitors. Washroom, industrial and processing environments can be particularly tough on the external appearance of equipment, however much of the hardware inside our dispensing and delivery systems outlive the style or condition of the casing.  Our development involves production of components and parts which enable the refurbishment of existing equipment to extend the lifespan of the hardware.

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