phs provides washroom, healthcare and floorcare hygiene services, and a range of specialist services, to more than 90,000 customers at 300,000 locations. In doing so, we meet the needs of a population of more than 100 million people. Our products and services play a vital role in making our customers’ premises safer and healthier places that meet the changing needs of society.
We are a business that helps our customers to better deal with the fundamental challenges of being human. We expect high standards of hygiene and live in a society where more people are spending longer in the workplace. The amount of waste we are producing as human beings is increasing every year as the population grows and ages. Given this increasing need for the products and services we provide, it’s our responsibility to find more sustainable and innovative solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
As the leading hygiene services provider in the UK and Ireland, our team of more than 3,000 expert personnel provide a service at more than 300,000 locations. Our network gives full coverage to a population of more than 100 million. We are Next door. Everywhere. We take our responsibility to be a good neighbour seriously and aim to maximise the positive impact that we have on the communities we serve. We have invested over £1.2 million in training our service teams to be safer and more fuel-efficient drivers. This is one of the projects that has helped us to reduce our organisational carbon footprint by 12,000 tonnes of carbon over the last 3 years.
2016/17 has been a year of significant advancement and positive change as we have successfully tackled some of the biggest challenges facing our business and our sector.
The launch of our LifeCycleTM process is central to our commitment to develop and promote innovative and environmentally responsible solutions. This unique and ground-breaking process enables our customers to choose a service that eliminates the practice of landfilling absorbent hygiene waste. We can now process items such as nappies, incontinence and sanitary waste on an industrial scale and turn them into refuse derived fuel (RDF), which creates energy to power hospitals, public buildings, schools and our homes. In 2018 we aim to divert 35,000 tonnes of our customers’ hygiene waste away from landfill, enabling our customers to achieve their own environmental targets.