When it comes to cleaning products used by contractors in the facilities management industry, a low price generally comes first.

Why do other considerations, like high cleaning performance or the environment, have to come second? The belief behind this question is what underpins our research and development. We use eco-benign® technology, not traditional chemicals, with the aim to radically change the facilities management industry.

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Our eco-benign® microbial and antimicrobial cleaning products contain natural active substances and modern chemistry plus specific Bacillus strains in order to create high performing yet environmentally positive solutions for customers.

Phil Caunt, Research and Development Specialist at Genesis Biosciences

Dr Phil Caunt, a Research and Development Specialist here at Genesis Biosciences, states: “Traditional chemical cleaners are flawed by design. They’re developed to offer some immediate cleaning benefits at a very low price, but the low price point means that once diluted, the product is only minimally effective and requires either frequent cleaning or a lot of labour to get the desired results.”

“On the other hand you have some quite hazardous products and when you consider the long-term damage those products cause when applied on surfaces, the danger they pose to employees, and the impact they can have on the wider environment, the products are actually very costly for companies. You only have to look on the labelling of these products to see just how dangerous they are.”

“Eco-benign® technology means we are looking to develop chemistry that works with biology, not against it, while achieving maximal cleaning efficacy.

In short, it’s vital that products meet the needs of this industry without undervaluing aspects like labour, costs, and the danger of harsh chemicals.

Phil Caunt quote on why eco-benign® products will revolutionise the facilities management industry

Behind the development of our eco-benign® technology is a rigorous testing protocol. We test multiple standard soils using specific modern chemistry and Bacillus strain combinations to develop application-specific formulas which meet specific client needs.

The result of this testing is unique cleaning technology that outperforms chemical cleaning products and delivers sustainable long-term results using bio-chemistry and not harsh chemicals.

Dr Phil Caunt said: “All of the bacteria we need to develop our application-specific products are out there, and we have invested millions of pounds into our research and development to find them.

“We now know that not all bacteria are created equal and that’s why we have invested so much, to find exactly the right strains of Bacillus that deliver long-term results for clients.”

Phil Caunt quote on why eco-benign® will revolutionise the facilities management industry

“Our eco-benign® technology means that our products are targeted by design, we’re not throwing Bacillus strains and any old chemistry together and hoping for a good result, we have rigorously tested each and every one of our formulas through a stringent process so we can be confident our products will thrive in the area of application and be effective against organic material long after application.

“By using the very latest chemistry and not harsh chemicals to meet client needs, eco-benign® technology delivers incredible performance, long-term cost savings, improves end-user safety, and ultimately has minimal negative impact on the wider environment.”

In the 21st century, the development of environmentally-responsible products that don’t put staff in danger isn’t just a luxury; it’s an absolute must. The industry can do more and should do more – our work is the proof that eco-benign® products can revolutionise the facilities management industry. It’s time the industry took note.

Learn more about our eco-benign® products here.

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