Integral Sustainability prevails

Photo (from left): Marc Preußner, Managing Director at WISAG Gebäudereinigung; Markus Häfner, Managing Director of Tana-Chemie; Martin Riebschläger, Managing Director of WISAG Facility Service Holding GmbH; and Thomas Ulbricht, Managing Director and Head of the Professional Division at Werner & Mertz.

Werner & Mertz Professional and WISAG kick off extensive cooperative effort

With its portfolio of powerful cleaning products that fulfill the highest environmental standards along the entire supply chain, Werner & Mertz Professional won over WISAG Gebäudereinigung GmbH & Co. KG. Effective immediately, the Professional Division of the Mainz-based cleaning products manufacturer Werner & Mertz is the sole supplier of cleaning chemicals for maintenance and special cleaning provided by the building cleaning company across the country.

Effectiveness, environmental protection and user safety

With a variety of environmentally friendly services, WISAG Gebäudereinigung is a role model for environmental protection in its markets. The cleaning experts always make sure there is a reasonable benefit-cost ratio. For particularly in the professional cleaning sector, not only the products' ecological aspects, but also cleaning performance and user safety count toward genuine sustainability.

The green care products from Werner & Mertz Professional are developed according to the Cradle to Cradle® principle. From the outset they are designed to be suitable for closed material cycles, that is, their materials can be returned completely and harmlessly to the biosphere or recycled for qualitatively high re-use. Cradle to Cradle® design includes a detailed evaluation key to assess the materials used and their recyclability, use of renewable energy and CO2 management, prudent use of water and social responsibility. In 2013 the brand green care Professional was the world's first professional cleaning portfolio to receive the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold award. This year Werner & Mertz Professional won the highly respected Amsterdam Innovation Award for its product system "Quick & Easy", which combines efficiency, sustainability and ergonomics. Many other packaging awards have been received for the cleaning products bottles made of 100 percent recycled plastic.

"Resource conservation in building cleaning is a given for us. With the sustainable brands from Werner & Mertz Professional, we can give buildings an ecologically sensible cleaning – without compromising on cleanliness and hygiene. That's why the integrally sustainable approach of Werner & Mertz Professional perfectly matches our corporate vision and our ecological goals," said Marc Preußner, Managing Director of WISAG Gebäudereinigung.

An important step to greater sustainability

For many years Werner & Mertz Professional has supplied smaller parts of WISAG. Now the company has won the complete contract for maintenance and special cleaning, including products for laundry and kitchens. The products will be used in many different types of buildings, from offies to convention centers. Preparations are being made for the conversion of other WISAG divisions, international subsidiaries and associated companies.

Coming up next is the competent conversion of products at WISAG in a very short amount of time. Even though – or perhaps because – the task is challenging, spirits are high at Werner & Mertz Professional. “We are very proud that we can support WISAG with a broad product palette and thereby work with the company to advance sustainability in professional building cleaning throughout Germany," said Markus Häfner, Managing Director of Tana.

Photo (from left): Marc Preußner, Managing Director at WISAG Gebäudereinigung; Markus Häfner, Managing Director of Tana-Chemie; Martin Riebschläger, Managing Director of WISAG Facility Service Holding GmbH; and Thomas Ulbricht, Managing Director and Head of the Professional Division at Werner & Mertz.

About WISAG:

WISAG Gebäudereinigung is represented by 96 branches located throughout Germany. With about 20,500 employees, the company reported revenue of approximately 404 million EUR in 2019.

WISAG Gebäudereinigung is part of the WISAG Facilities Services buinsess unit whose core business is technical and infrastructural services for buildings. Besides building cleaning, those services include Facilities Management, Building Technology, Safety & Service, Catering, Garden & Landscaping Maintenance and Consulting & Management. The individual service areas are among the most important suppliers in their respective industries. For varied segments, the building experts offer specially customized service packages, for example, for health and social welfare, hotels, logistics, retail services, shopping centers and the housing industry. With more than 19,800 customers and some 32,200 employees, and revenue of 1.168 billion EUR in 2019, the company is one of the leading facility services providers in Germany.

About Werner & Mertz Professional:

The Professional Division of Werner & Mertz was founded in 1971, offers commercial customers high-performance hygiene solutions under the brand names green care PROFESSIONAL and tana PROFESSIONAL for use in professional building cleaning. The products are manufactured in Germany and Austria at sites which have earned EMAS certification in accordance with the most stringent EU criteria. Special emphasis is placed on green care PROFESSIONAL, the eco brand that stands for integrally sustainable cleaning in the circular economy. The company has long pursued a comprehensive, forward-looking sustainability strategy featuring environmentally compatible and biodegradable ingredients for cleaning products and innovative, recyclable packaging. The entire Werner & Mertz Group is a pioneer for a functioning circular economy far beyond its own industry. In keeping with its corporate sustainability philosophy, the Group has set ground-breaking ecological, economic and social standards along its entire supply chain.