From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  Diversey Presents Sustainability Innovation Award to UGL Services

[February 07, 2011]

Diversey Presents Sustainability Innovation Award to UGL Services

AUCKLAND, New Zealand --(Business Wire)--

Diversey, a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, today awarded the company's Sustainability Innovation Award to UGL Services North America at the eighth World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC). UGL Services was recognized for its commitment to green cleaning and for instilling a strong sustainability culture among its employees and customers through its UGL Services GreenClean® program.

"UGL Services has shown a deep and longstanding commitment to sustainable facility management," said Diversey President and CEO Ed Lonergan. "The UGL team is demonstrating the integration of sustainable business practices into everyday operations, improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact while enhancing overall health and human hygiene."

Diversey established the Sustainability Innovation Award to encourage and promote green cleaning practices and sustainable innovation among building service contractors and professionals working in the cleaning, sanitation and hygiene industry.

UGL Services-Unicco Operations first introduced its GreenClean program in 2004, establishing a complete set of sustainability-focused standard operating procedures (SOPs) to guide frontline employees in sustainable cleaning techniques as well as approved green-certified chemicals and equipment. UGL Services North America was the first building service contractor to introduce these SOPs for its cleaners and has since expanded the green cleaning program to encompass virtually every aspect of sustainability for commercial, government and education customers. Green cleaning is now the primary service package that is offered by UGL Services to all customers, without incremental cost. Its GreenClean program is delivering measurable improvements to sustainable facility maintenance and management processes and is helping customers achieve certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

Nominations for the Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award were accepted from companies around the world and UGL Services was chosen as the winner b a review panel comprised of WFBSC members. Criteria for the award include a demonstrated commitment to sustainable business practices, emphasis on industry innovation and measurable results of their impact.

"UGL Services stood out from an impressive collection of nominees to receive the Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award," said WFBSC President Bob King. "Through instilling some of the most advanced green cleaning practices into its operations and encouraging other organizations to follow their lead, they are helping to guide the building services industry toward a more sustainable path."

Unicco Operations Chief Executive George Keches added: "It is an honor to receive this award from Diversey because of our shared commitment to the sustainable operations of properties worldwide. From the beginning, when we introduced the UGL Services GreenClean program, Diversey has been a partner in enabling us to accomplish our sustainability goals with its innovative products. This award recognizes our mutual accomplishments and promises additional progress through innovative products and sustainable procedures."

The Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award was presented on the opening day of the eighth World Congress of the WFBSC. In his remarks during the opening plenary session, Lonergan issued a challenge to the delegates to reduce the impact of their businesses on the world. He announced that Diversey would fund the work of a panel of experts across the building services industry to establish quantifiable measures to track the WFBSC's progress toward its sustainability commitments.

"What we do for the world as a building services industry is a noble cause," said Lonergan. "By working together, and helping our customers achieve meaningful sustainability improvements, we can attract new talent and improve the performance and profitability of our industry."

About Diversey

Diversey, Inc. is committed to a cleaner, healthier future. Its products, systems and expertise make food, drink and facilities safer and more hygienic for consumers and for building occupants. With sales into more than 175 countries, Diversey is a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions. The company serves customers in the building management, lodging, food service, retail, health care, and food and beverage sectors. Diversey is headquartered in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, USA. Diversey, Inc. is formerly JohnsonDiversey (News - Alert), Inc. To learn more, visit

About UGL Services

UGL Services is a division of UGL Limited that provides outsourcing services to property users worldwide. The business has an end-to-end model that includes corporate real-estate advisory, integrated facilities management and project management services. The comprehensive service platform enables UGL Services customers to delegate key facilities and real estate functions to a single entity to realize operational and strategic benefits. For further information about UGL Services in North America, call 888-751-9100 or visit

About UGL Limited

UGL (ASX: UGL) is an engineering, maintenance and facilities management company operating in the rail, water, power, transport, resources and property sectors. It consists of four divisions - UGL Infrastructure, UGL Rail, UGL Resources and UGL Services. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and the Middle East employing approximately 43,000 people. For more information, visit:

[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner

Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.