Will “Tabletization” Take Over Our Industry?

On January 25, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Over the past few years, we have seen how several chemical manufacturers in the professional cleaning industry are working to promote sustainability. For instance, more cleaning supplies are now delivered in five-gallon containers and in very concentrated form. These products last longer, which means that the amount of fuel and greenhouse gasses necessary to transport […]

Eco-Friendly Strategies Start in The Janitorial Closet

On January 23, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

This article by Stephen Ashkin was published in Industrial Safety Hygiene News   When working with facilities transferring from a conventional to a green-cleaning strategy, there are a number of key steps that must be taken: get the C-suite on board; discuss with building users why the facility is transferring to green cleaning (to help […]

Why Handwashing Alone is Not Enough

On January 23, 2020, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following article was published in Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine   If you could see me at work, you would see my face is resting against the palm of my left hand as I look at the computer screen; that may be the biggest mistake I have made today when it comes to preventing the […]

When it Comes to Sustainability: Age Has Nothing to Do with It

On January 17, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Many park and recreation centers around the country are often used for local sporting events. Like many sports venues around the country, they are also getting much more sustainability-focused if, for no other reason than it helps reduce operating costs. We are talking about not only finding ways to reduce the amount of fuel, water, […]

What Administrators Need to Know as They Begin Their Electric Sustainability Journey

On January 17, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to Energy Star, operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), healthcare organizations in the United States, including long-term and acute care facilities, spend more than $6.5 billion every year on energy. That amount is expected to rise in years to come. There are many reasons for this massive consumption of energy, and at […]

Questions to Ask Manufacturers about Sustainability

On January 6, 2020, in Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following was written by Stephen Ashkin and published in FMLink   Today, articles on sustainability seem to be everywhere, reflecting the increased awareness of the issues that are facing future generations as a result of past and current practices. And while most industries are slowly adopting greener and ultimately more sustainable practices, the professional […]

This Past Decade Has Produced a Sustainability Shift

On January 3, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

More companies now realize that sustainability, cost savings, risk aversion, and business growth, all go hand in hand. Channel Islands Harbor, CA – The past decade is when sustainability came of age, according to Steve Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group. “There has been what I call a ‘sustainability shift.’ More companies now realize that […]

Welcoming 2020

On January 1, 2020, in Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Ultimately our continued success promoting the many values of sustainability –   cost savings, responsible use of natural resources, and a healthier environment – all depends on us working together.   We are making tremendous progress, thanks to you and millions of people just like you.   We wish all of our clients, partners, and […]

Ashkin Library: Three New Articles Authored and Published by Stephen Ashkin

On December 31, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

How to Transform Sustainability Knowledge to Sustainability Action By Stephen Ashkin cmmonline.com — Most (90%) companies around the globe consider a sustainability strategy necessary to remain competitive, according to research published May 2017 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Management Review. Among the leaders in this sustainability movement include well-known firms such as […]

Ashkin on Green: Overcoming Early Challenges

On December 30, 2019, in Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

 The Following Was Originally Published in Contractor’s Profits Magazine   Building service contractors committed to green cleaning are becoming a significant and growing factor in the marketplace. However, they face a unique set of challenges in working with a diverse group of institutional clients. The following guidance for BSCs is excerpted from my new book, […]

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