The Value of Clean
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The Value of Clean

A modest investment in cleaning produces substantial returns, Presented by ISSSA: Advancing Clean Driving Innovation.

Sick Employees Are Costing You Money

7.7 Sick Days per employee per year Costs $225.8 Billion per Year

Cold/Flu Symptoms

Overall Loss in Performance by 3-8% dry eyes, itchy or watery eyes, dry throat, lethargy, headaches, chest tightness.

Dust Exposure

Affected workers’ cognitive skills by 2-6% typing, arithmetic, logical, reasoning memory, and creative thinking skills.

Unplanned absences cause workplace Problems

54% Decrease in Productivity/Output
36% Drop in Sales/Customer Service

How Does Clean Equal Green?

80%

Reduced probability of catching the common cold and influenza

62%

of surfaces contaminated with viruses reduced

46%

reduced absenteeism

Common Surfaces with high levels of contamination include: Computer Mice, Keyboards, Desk Phones, Breakroom Sink Faucet Handles, Microwave Door Handles, Refrigerator Door Handles, Water Fountain Buttons, and Vending Machine Buttons.

Cleaning Has a Very Real and Measurable Value

2-8% Productivity Gain in a 100-associate office with an average salary of $25,000. This equates to $125,000 in Savings

Customers Prefer Cleanliness

  • In the Food industry customers prefer Cleanliness over Value, Speed, Convenience, and Variety.
  • Over 6 in 10 QSR Customers agree: If a fast-food restaurant is clean, they go there more often.
  • In the Retail industry Cleanliness ranked as the most important element along: Lighting Temperature Quietness/Music and Special Events.
  • 60% said a store’s environment encouraged them to by more within the last month.
  • 94% of people would avoid a business in the future if they encountered dirty restrooms.

Clean Facilities are not just a cost. They generate revenue.

Improve your bottom line where you haven’t looked before, with a clean facility.

Sources

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecec.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14665809
http://www.buildingwellness.com/assets/documents/Indoor_Environment_Characterization_Of_A_Non_Problem_Building.pdf
http://consultants.kaiserpermanente.org/info_assets/mercer/pdf/TIHP_managing_productivity_NA.pdf
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/01/17/flu-season-etiquette-what-you-need-to-know-about-sickness-and-the-office/#3863449c25c0
http://ny.hillyard.com/PDFs/GreenCleaning/5StepsToGreen.pdf
https://www.issa.com/education/value-of-clean-tools

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