As one of the UK’s leading facilities management providers with a reputation for environmentally-focused cleaning solutions, BAM FM were keen to investigate Arrow’s innovative ‘Quick & Easy®’ range. Arrow’s dedicated ‘Sustainability Program’ provided the perfect opportunity to explore the potential benefits of this system and, following close working between our innovation team and BAM FM site managers, a joint trial was launched in June 2018.
About Quick & Easy
Cradle-to-Cradle GOLD certified and waste-free, our Quick & Easy® system represents a new standard of environmental sustainability. With four powerful and highly sustainable concentrates available, the system also delivers the following user benefits:
The products were independently trialled over an eight-week period at the BAM FM managed Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council buildings – two sites of equal size, with identical shift patterns and cleaning teams. All cleaning products at one site were replaced with the Quick & Easy® range. The other site, unaware of the trial taking place, continued to use their standard cleaning products. Product usage and performance was monitored weekly at each site, and the final analysis showed improvements including:
- Saving the equivalent of 1.9kg fossil resources per kg plastics used – tracked via our unique, accredited green saving calculator.
- 80% reduction to chemical products, saving space on-site and reducing the number of deliveries required.
- 39% cost reductions, with less than one bottle of the Apesin Kitchen, concentrate needed over the 8 weeks.
- Multipurpose products reduced time on task and encouraged efficient cleaning.