Foodservice operator 3663 has teamed up with UK ecological chemical maker Delphis Eco, in an exclusive deal to help schools improve their green credentials.
The partnership aims to reduce water pollution by encouraging schools to re-evaluate the way they use chemicals and make a switch to ecological cleaning products.
3663 will use its nationwide distribution network to distribute Delphis Eco’s chemicals to ecologically-minded schools. In turn, the schools using the products will earn points towards Green Flag and Silver Award Eco-Schools accreditation.
Eco-Schools is an internationally recognised award programme that encourages schools to be more ecologically minded. In England, the programme is operated by Keep Britain Tidy and more than 17,000 schools already take part, making Eco-Schools England the largest sustainable schools programme in the world.
Tony Ball, director, 3663, said: “Having introduced the range to nearly 500 schools across Hertfordshire, offering a product rationalisation from 12 to 7, we were able to offer a considerable cost in use savings to our customers. Following this successful trial, we’re delighted to partner with Delphis Eco on a national basis to offer its eco-friendly range to all of our customers. 3663 has an extremely strong background in sustainability and it is a natural fit for us to offer schools a range of products that will help them achieve their own sustainability goals.”
Mark Jankovich, CEO, Delphis Eco, added: “Our range of products are cost neutral, highly effective, simple to use, gentler on the cleaning staff and in many cases have resulted in the rationalisation of the range of chemicals used, which has resulted in saving on administrative costs.”