Mitch Murch's Maintenance Management Co. (4M) has been evolving its green cleaning program and remains at the front of its industry's foray into the green movement. A recent seminar with JohnsonDiversey's green cleaning expert, Tom Seitz, topped off a string of seminars and 4M's 2005 green cleaning initiative that was spurred on by its newest green commitment - GreenPath.

GreenPath was designed to give 4M's customers and prospects who want to take their facilities to the next level in green cleaning a plan with specific objectives to get them there. It utilizes specific procedures that ensure a greener work place in key areas like:

  • Chemical selection
  • Dusting
  • Entryways/walk-off mat programs
  • Mopping and vacuuming
  • Floor and carpet care
  • Restrooms
  • Recycling
  • Waste disposal
  • Reducing wasted chemicals, water and energy
Seitz was invited to speak to a large group of 4M employees from sales, marketing and operations, 4M customers and prospects about the benefits of green cleaning. It was held at the Alberici Constructors corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Alberici, a long-time customer of 4M, is recognized as the greenest building in the world. It received 60 of 69 points in its LEED-NC Platinum certification.