Mark Simpson, Managing Director, CO2balance UK LtdWelcome to our October newsletter that follows hot on the heels of the UN Climate Summit held in New York last week. For the first time, we can reflect on some positive action from the world leaders who attended international talks on how to tackle climate change. Both the US and China made specific reference to recently experienced extreme weather events that are forming the growing body of evidence that our climate is changing. The economic impact of these extreme weather events was underlined and - in what constitutes a bold move at these events - China made reference to their man made emissions 'peaking as soon as possible'. Despite the reluctance of countries to blink first when it comes to making a commitment, the run up to summit saw over 1000 companies sign a World Bank Initiative to encourage governments to set a price on carbon, which would act as an economic incentive to reduce greenhouse emissions. Business, it seems, has a valuable role to play in driving action to curb climate change where governments fear to tread. We have had a busy summer at CO2balance in which we have continued to develop exciting new climate change mitigation projects under our microprogramme that spans the African continent.
"This past month we have seen our first ever projects in Cameroon (West Cameroon Cookstoves) and Sierra Leone (Bombali Safe Water) formally recognised by the Gold Standard. We have established 4 new safe water projects in Malawi, 4 in Bangladesh and 5 in Rwanda; we have also brought online 7 new cookstoves projects in Rwanda, 2 in Kenya (with partner World Vision) and 1 in Mozambique (with partner Cloros)."In terms of action on the ground, we have completed the roll out of 900 artisanal improved cookstoves as a microenterprise operated by the Umeme Women's group in West Kisumu, and have just built our 9,000th stove in our Rwanda programme! Our new safe water project roll out in Eastern Region, Uganda is now complete and over 8,000 people are now drinking clean water as a result of our work. I hope you enjoyed this month's summary update, look out for more news in the coming months. [/two_third] [one_third_last][athenathemegallery gallery_id="24864" width="106" height="106"] [/one_third_last]
Over the past 25 years, Total Clean has focused solely on its service ethic; ensuring that the very best attention is paid to its clients in London’s West End and City areas.
But recently, our ambition has widened - and so have our services! We’ve been working really hard over the past few months on our exciting new rebrand and it’s finally happened.
Welcome to our new website, we hope you like it. After 25 years we thought it was about time we updated our logo and branding. We wanted something iconic, sharp - an image our customers will instantly recognise as Total Clean. We also wanted to keep something that harkened back to the old us; keeping something that our clients are familiar with and has become synonymous with Total Clean, hence retaining the feather icon introduced in ca. 2001 and our proud name, Total Clean.
Everything that we know our clients love about Total Clean is still here. We have improved our service offering to allow us to cater for the broader needs of our current and future clients. We have introduced Pest Control and PAT Testing for example – additional services that will benefit our clients, as we develop further into a single-solution provider of facilities-based services.
Have a look around our new site - it showcases some of our latest success stories, documents our extensive experience and gives information about how Total Clean can help you and your business. Let us know what you think - and pop back on a regular basis for more updates.