Eco-Schools headline sponsor announced 14 March 2017

At Eco-Schools, we work hard to bring on board businesses, charities, campaigns and individuals that can help our schools to achieve their internationally recognised Green Flag Award.

As a charity with no government funding, we have been on the lookout for a business who are committed to sustainability, whose staff want to support our programme and whose vision for a cleaner, healthier world supports ours.

With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that we have secured headline sponsors for Eco-Schools England – internationally renowned business Diversey Care, industry leaders in cleaning, sanitation and hygiene.

Diversey Care’s environmental credentials are varied and impressive, from their plant-based cleaning range Sure, to their commitment through WWF Climate Savers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

As a sign of their commitment to the Eco-Schools programme, a team of eight staff have formed their very own Eco-Committee and are following the seven-step process at their own workplace in Northampton. As a first action, every member of staff has been given a single planted marigold seed which they are being encouraged to nurture over the next two months. In May, all staff will plant up their outdoor space to create a hive for wildlife.

Their staff have also trained as Eco-Schools assessors, to better understand the programme, be able to see the positive impact it has in schools across the country and support us by volunteering their time.

Lindsay Childerhouse, Eco-Schools project leader at Diversey Care in the UK, said: “Supporting Eco-Schools is a natural extension of our commitment to sustainability and working with schools and the community.

“Improving the efficacy of cleaning chemicals and efficiency of equipment is what we do. We’ll use our long-standing experience in cleaning and hygiene to help schools improve sustainable processes, achieve their Eco-Schools programme objectives and secure Green Flag awards. We’ll also work with the Eco-Schools team to help them to develop the programme.”

We are extremely excited to have Diversey Care on board and know that they will bring so much to Eco-Schools.