Sustainable environment with reduced climate impact

Environment is today one of the major social issues. As awareness of environmental risks increases, effective environmental adaptation has also become a necessity in every company's action program - and at the same time an important means of competition.

eco-friendly methods and techniques

The laundry association takes an active part in environmental work through our sustainability policy and we place great importance on internal information and training of the member companies, while also working to raise the awareness of manufacturers, suppliers and customers.

Our member companies have entered the 2010s as environmentally conscious, viable companies with environmentally adapted methods and techniques. The textile service industry offers a more sustainable alternative to disposable items or laundry of work clothes at home or in the workplace. Recycling is included in every step of the services offered by textile service companies.

One example is that damaged garments are very often repaired when handled by professional textile service companies, while 51% of consumers change to new work clothes if they break, according to a survey by ETSA 2014.

In professional textile services, all packaging is also recycled or reused, which is not yet the case in the majority of households.

According to another study from ETSA, the average climate impact from laundry of work clothes has decreased by about 7% during the period 2007 and 2011.

Greenhouse gas emissions now amount to 510 g CO2e / kg for work clothes and 440 g CO2e / kg for linen.

The calculation of the carbon footprint includes the entire process; from the consumption of fuel for transport to the climate impact from the consumption of electricity, fuels, water and chemicals - including upstream processes.

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The Swedish Laundry Association appoints this year's Sustainability Award winner and rewards entrepreneur in purposeful development work. Read more about the winners below.

Two inspirers and leaders receive the Swedish Laundry Association's sustainability award

This year's Sustainability Award in the textile service industry goes to two sustainability managers and environmental inspectors. It's Jonas Olaison, ...

Two entrepreneurs are rewarded with the Swedish Laundry Association's Sustainability Award

This year's Sustainability Award in the textile service industry goes to Schlemon Athoraya, Örebro-Laundry, and Kent Pettersson, KåPI Laundry in Bengtsfors, ...

The Swedish Laundry Association appoints this year's Sustainability Award winner and rewards entrepreneur in purposeful development work

The Swedish Laundry Association appoints this year's Sustainability Award winner and rewards entrepreneur in purposeful development work Under the concept ...

The Swedish Laundry Association awards this year's Sustainability Award

In connection with the annual meeting, the Laundry Association's Sustainability Award was awarded. Read more about this in our press release below ....

our environmental focus

The association works actively to ensure that each member company draws up clear environmental programs by paying attention to the following aspects:

Exterior and interior environment

Environmental issues are an integral part of daily work. Similarly, work environment issues must be integrated.

Machines

When selecting machines, their impact on both the working environment and the external environment must be taken into account. The manufacturer should state the environmental impact of the manufacturing process and the possibility of recycling.

Chemicals and production methods

Chemicals and production methods should be selected that minimize emissions to the external and internal environment. Environmental criteria for professionally used detergents must be taken into account.

energy issues

Consumption of water, solvents, detergents, electricity, oil, gas etc. must be made more efficient. This also applies to various forms of transport. Driving should be minimized.

Source sorting and recycling

Opportunities for source sorting and recycling must be observed. This includes packaging materials, chemicals, paper, plastics and textiles. The amount of disposable items should be reduced.

Knowledge of environmental issues

The staff must have knowledge of environmental issues. Both companies and staff must comply with current and future legislation.

certification

Opportunities for certification and further development in the environmental field must be considered.

business policy

The Swedish Laundry Association's business policy includes environment, quality, work environment and CSR.

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