What Is GPS?
Green Partner Support (GPS®) is…
a comprehensive approach to helping our customers clean to protect health without harming the environment
GPS encompasses all aspects of the cleaning process and seeks to have a positive effect on the health of building occupants and cleaning personnel, while also striving to minimize any negative effects on the environment
GPS is ongoing support from WAXIE that consists of a combination of proper cleaning procedures, processes and planning to safely and effectively clean buildings, as well as the cleaning chemicals, equipment, and accessories required to perform the cleaning function
GPS is a blueprint for best practices, is continually seeking improvements, and adopts from Executive Order 13101 the definition of environmentally preferable as “products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products and services that serve the same purpose”
GPS identifies third party certifications whenever available to substantiate environmentally preferable claims (such as EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines, EPA DfE, EcoLogo, Green Seal, SCS Certified (Green Cross), Carpet & Rug Institute Green Label, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), etc.) and includes the demonstrated knowledge of ten (10) LEED® Accredited Professionals employed by WAXIE
What is a green cleaning program?
A green cleaning program is one that combines environmentally preferred products with good sound cleaning procedures, training and expertise to create an effective and safe cleaning program.
GPS also addresses worker safety, worker training, building occupant recycling programs, preventative maintenance, and internal and external communication of cleaning policy
GPS is a collaboration and partnership between WAXIE and its green-committed end-user customers
GPS focuses on people
GPS considers the building as a whole
GPS cleans for health and appearance
GPS uses safer products and processes