ISS Facility Services has announced it will once again be a major supporter for Business Clean Up Australia in 2021.
In 2020, ISS became the major supporter for Business Clean Up for the first time. Partnering with its customers, ISS organised 26 business clean-ups across the country involving 400 staff.
Clean Up Australia Day is the largest community mobilisation event in the Asia Pacific Region.
In 2020, more than 661,000 volunteers removed over 15,000 ute loads of rubbish from the 7,175 registered locations across the country.
Clean Up Australia Day focuses the public’s attention on the impact of specific rubbish items and the need for better resource recovery.
ISS is a major business supporter for 2021 Business Clean Up Day on 2 March, which is held during the week prior to the main community day on Sunday 7 March.
More than 500 businesses are expected to take part in Business Clean Ups during 2021 and empower their employees to clean up their local communities.
ISS CEO – Australia and New Zealand, Stuart Rose, said: “ISS is proud to partner again with Clean Up Australia in a program dedicated to tackling Australia’s waste challenges. As one of the country’s largest facility services companies, we help businesses reduce their environmental footprint every day through our sustainable cleaning and waste management practices. This partnership aligns strongly with our CSR values that provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainably, while also making a difference to the communities in which we operate.”
Clean Up Australia CEO Terrie-Ann Johnson said: “Australians create more than 10kg of rubbish per person per week – making us the second largest creators of waste in the world. Not a record to be proud of! But when we stop and look at the amount of single-use packaging an even conscious shopper brings home with the weekly groceries, it’s not hard to see how this all mounts up. So there has never been a better time to Step Up to Clean Up”.
Business Clean Up action is working with your colleagues to make a real difference right on your doorstep. We are delighted that ISS Facility Services has agreed to extend our partnership into 2021.”
As a major supporter of Business Clean Up Day, ISS plans to again harness its sizable national workforce to help make a difference.
“Across Australia, we have over 15,000 employees who are geographically dispersed over a large number of sites in the aviation, health, resources, education and business and industry sectors,” Rose said.
“We hope to leverage the power of our employee numbers and partner with our customers to create multiple Clean-Up events across the country or participate in other COVID-safe means to really make a difference to our local communities.”
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