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Litter picking launches new airport cleaning contract
Staff at Bristol International volunteered to become litter pickers for an afternoon today (12 June) as part of a 'big tidy up' at the airport.
With assistance from new cleaning contractors, Sasse Ltd, airport employees set out to fill as many bin bags as possible with litter from the site and surrounding areas. As an added incentive, a donation was made to the airport's charity of year (the Jessie May Trust) for every bag collected.
Volunteers split into teams to target problem areas of the airport site and nearby roads and hedgerows, with litter pickers, gloves and bags supplied by Sasse.
The initiative marked the start of a new cleaning regime at Bristol International, following the award of the airport cleaning contract to Sasse Ltd. The German company has experience working at major airports in Germany (including Munich, Hamburg and Stuttgart) and Ireland (Dublin and Cork), and will have responsibility for maintaining the cleanliness of the terminal, car parks, air traffic control tower and administration building.
Phil Holder, Operations Support Manager at Bristol International Airport, said:
"Thousands of people pass through the terminal every day and the standard of cleanliness influences how they rate this experience. The appointment of Sasse demonstrates our desire to provide a clean and tidy airport for passengers. This was also a fun way to show our commitment to the local community and the environment."
Dr. Christine Sasse, Member of the Board and Head of HR of Sasse Group, said:
" We are proud to have been selected by Bristol International Airport and we share a commitment to a high standard of cleanliness with our new partner. By providing our know-how and experience we will support Bristol International in its aim to provide an airport for the South West to be proud of."
Sasse boasts over 30 years experience in the cleaning industry, and uses the very latest environmentally friendly products and quality management systems to ensure high standards are maintained for its customers. Around 30 people will be employed to deliver the Bristol International contract.
As part of its innovative approach to cleaning, Sasse will introduce the use of robotic vacuum cleaners in hard-to-reach areas of the terminal building. All vehicles used on site will be electric-powered and the use of aerosols, sprays or harmful chemicals will be avoided.
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