Develop solutions

Providing a high standard of service to our customers while achieving a sustainable growth is possible. By signing the Sustainable Development Charter, our countries commit themselves to finding sustainable solutions to limit their impact on the environment, focusing on 3 main strategic priorities:

Recycling

The recycling program aims at encouraging the reuse of consumables, in order to significantly reduce waste. 

For example, as hangers are core elements of dry cleaning activities and are supplied in large numbers, they generate a sizeable volume of waste.
In Switzerland, 5àsec has thus decided to launch a 'test' program aiming at reusing wire hangers. Today, customer can return their hangers back to their dry cleaning operator for refund. Due to the success of the scheme, it will be extended to the partner countries.

Alongside this program, we have taken actions to curb the use of plastic bags by substituting them for eco-friendly reusable individual covers.

Optimizing energy consumption

Optimizing our use of energy is fundamental. This is the reason why we have introduced solutions to reduce significantly our consumption of water and power. Thanks to the implementation of water proportioning and recovery systems, we plan to reduce significantly our energy consumption.

Logistics

As mobility and personalised services have become ubiquitous watchwords of our times, opting for eco-friendly means of transport is an essential part of our development. We have thus established, in the city centres of some countries, an environmentally friendly delivery system that consists in replacing motorised vehicles by electric bikes.

The countries who signed the charter have committed themselves to implementing two new eco-friendly initiatives per year.