Certifications & Green Initiatives
Laundering as an industry is more environmentally friendly than home laundering. Wash formulas are tailored to fabrics and soil conditions, weight loads, and microprocessor-controlled detergent injection systems making industrial laundry processes highly energy-efficient. But at Roscoe, we take it to the next level.
Shortly after the TRSA launched the Clean Green Certification Program, we became the first industrial launderer to become Clean Green Certified. We are still the only uniform rental supplier in Chicago to be certified.
Every year, we go through the Clean Green Certification audit process. It begins with a self audit, which includes calculating the consumption of natural gas and electricity compared to the number of pounds we produce and being under that Clean Green baseline.
We also get credit for adhering to the additional industry certifications and best Green practices.
While our processes adhere to stringent federal hygiene standards under the HACCP regulation, the TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Certification imposes additional scrutiny of our processes. Among other criteria, hygienically clean certification requires quarterly microbial testing by an independent laboratory and provides additional peace of mind for our clients in the food and health industries.
At Roscoe, we take pride in the image-enhancing and money-saving benefits our products and services deliver to a wide variety of customers in our local community.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
ISO 9001 is an international system of quality management and certification process that requires Roscoe to review, document, and work to continually improve our processes. Certification requires us to undergo twice-yearly third-party audits for adherence to criteria that more than a million businesses and organizations around the world use to ensure the highest-quality structure, processes, and customer service.
It’s a difficult standard but one that holds us accountable to our own goals and the standards by which we ensure that our customers receive the very best in service and solutions.
OSHA SHARP Certification
The program provides a comprehensive safety and health consultation visit by representatives of the Illinois OSHA team. Their inspection included a walk-through of our production plant and a report with recommendations for improvement. Our certification requires us to report any new working conditions or hazards and maintain an OSHA-approved safety and health management program and an above average safety record. SHARP certification is the gold standard of worksite safety and health standards in the textile rental industry and one that continues to serve us well.
The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification outlines safety regulations for the control of biological, physical, and chemical hazards. Established in 1997, these standards govern the microbiological safety of food and medical industry environments – including uniforms worn by factory workers and medical personnel.
The certification provides seven principles that companies must adhere to, including verification procedures, hazard analyses, and more. At Roscoe, we use exclusively EPA-registered products from WSI and Gurtler and follow strict procedures for HACCP compliance.
Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award
The Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award recognizes both private and public Illinois organizations that demonstrate “outstanding and innovative sustainable techniques or technologies” and support the environmental, social, and economic health of Illinois. Identified as an “elite group of committed leaders,” the recipients of this award contribute to the growth of Illinois’ economy by prioritizing conservation throughout operations, programs, company culture, and more.
At Roscoe, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability, the highest possible customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement in our processes and services. Contact us today to learn more or get a quote.