UniFirst continues to improve its environmental sustainability efforts, and our products and services help other companies improve theirs.
At UniFirst, we are committed to protecting the environment with meaningful sustainability efforts. For example, our advanced laundering processes use 64 percent less water, 73 percent less energy, and 90 percent less chemicals than home laundering. At our 200+ facilities, we only utilize 100 percent green laundry detergents that are biodegradable, made from renewal resources, and are free of phosphates and other chemicals. Our computerized processing technologies consistently maximize fuel and energy efficiencies and we take extraordinary care with the byproducts produced by our operations to assure that everything we return to the environment is consistently clean, safe, and nonpolluting. UniFirst is literally driven to reduce our carbon footprint as well. Our delivery fleet of vehicles incorporates specialized route management software that economizes fuel consumption and improves driver efficiency and safety. And in some of our higher density markets we've integrated all electric powered delivery vans that produce zero emissions. Meanwhile, to help support our customers' own sustainability efforts, we're continually adding more and more enviro-friendly work apparel and facility service products available for rent or purchase. At UniFirst, being green goes well beyond the color of our logo.