At UniFirst, we use nearly 50 custom wash formulas that we've developed to ensure maximum hygienic cleanliness for your uniforms. No matter what type of uniform you require—whether it's industrial, business casual, or more specialized, such as Flame Resistant, High Visibility, food processing, or healthcare—we have the laundering processes in place to help keep your employees looking professional and your work processes safe.
Our state-of-the-art computerized systems, which accurately control formulas, water levels, and temperatures in each of our laundering facilities, allow us to monitor each step of every laundering cycle, from start to finish. This ensures overall efficiency in our use of energy, water, wash formulas, and other resources.
We also only use laundry detergents that are 100% “green” and environmentally friendly. These detergents are biodegradable and made from renewable resources that are free of phosphates and other chemicals that could be harmful to the environment.
Don't Bring Contaminants Home
When you choose UniFirst to launder your uniforms, you prevent contaminants from spreading onto family members' clothing.
We also take care with all the by-products produced by our uniform cleaning service operations. Our ongoing investments in water and air treatment technologies help ensure that everything we return back to the environment is consistently safe and non-polluting.
Since 1997, we've been a charter member of an industry “greening” initiative called the Laundry Environment Stewardship Program (LaundryESP), a voluntary pollution prevention and resource conservation program aimed at making a positive impact on environmental protection. Here are the results of this initiative so far:
- 24% reduction in CO2 emissions
- 27% reduction in total energy consumption, including:
- 26% reduction in natural gas
- 9% reduction in electricity
- 75% reduction in fuel oil
- 81% decline in propane
- 30% in all hydrocarbon (production) fuels
For more information about our continuous efforts to help the environment, please review our Environmental Sustainability Report.
Our advanced hygienic laundering process is just one of the many unique benefits that make up The UniFirst Difference.