Laundry & the environment

Our Environmental Credentials

The Brilliant Laundry Group is constantly researching and implementing new methods to ensure all our operations are as environmentally efficient and effective as possible.

Since 2004 our Brilliant laundries have saved between 45-60% of the water used per kg of work processed. They have also reduced the fuel used by 27% and electricity savings range from 6% up to 27%. As well as reducing the impact on the environment, these efforts have attracted Awards for water and energy efficiency and supported our drive to be as competitive as possible in the market.

Heat Recovery

  • Equipment is used at all Brilliant laundries to recover the waste heat from the water and condensate to heat the incoming water

Water Recovery
Investments in a mix of stand-alone water recovery systems have been made, such as:

  • The system at our Nottingham site which recycles 80% of water and heat
  • Smaller units recovering 40% of the water
  • New washers recycling their own water

Innovation & New Technology

  • Tracking technology has been installed in our transport fleet allowing us to monitor and so reduce fuel consumption
  • We have introduced a Variable Standing Order system (VSO) to improve the services to our customers and at the same time maximise the loading of our vehicles every day of the week.

Our Brilliant Environmental Policy

The Brilliant Laundry Group’s activities include an extensive range of laundry, hygiene and dry cleaning services and products to industrial and commercial customers. Brilliant is aware that laundry processes have an impact on the environment such as resource, energy, and chemical utilisation and waste production. Therefore, Brilliant is committed to minimising these impacts and continually improving the company’s environmental performance. To achieve this goal, Brilliant will:

  • Establish effective environmental management systems, which, through monitoring and auditing, will continually improve Brilliant’s environmental performance.
  • Adhere to all relevant legislation, and be aware of forthcoming European Union and UK environmental legislation, including TSA (Textile Services Association) and Health & Safety Environmental Guidelines.
  • Monitor and strive to improve all environmental effects, which are considered to have significant environmental impacts, by identifying areas that could be improved on – energy usage, recycling, noise, pollution and packaging.
  • Aim to reduce the use of non-renewable energy sources at all operational stages.
  • Choose the most environmentally friendly and practical option when taking decisions regarding waste management.
  • Make available records that are inherent in an environmental management system to both customers and the general public, where appropriate.
  • Purchase from suppliers whose products have least detrimental effect on the environment
  • Aim to raise the awareness of all of its employees through communication and training