We do more than you think
phs Besafe is the leading supplier of PPE and high visibility workwear in the UK. We offer a complete service from measurement and branding, to repairs and laundry services. We are proud to be revolutionising
green standards in the laundry industry.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility goals and commitments are in the here and now; the focus of our values and priorities are at the forefront of our mindset, our modus operandi, embedded throughout our organisation and forming
part and parcel of our daily actions.
Our award-winning infrared drying process, Drysafe, is setting new benchmarks for the sector, which still heavily relies on tunnel finishers that can be as hot as 180 degrees, leading to prolonged cycles and over-drying. Drysafe’s
unique infrared dryers carefully monitor moisture within the garments themselves, not the machine. As soon as moisture is removed, the dryers instantly cool down. This technology has halved drying times, cutting energy use
by half, and protecting the life of the garment.
As well as using over 25 different wash programmes and extensively reducing wash temperatures and cycle lengths to save energy and water, we also use water recovery tanks. These reuse the final rinse water from each cycle for the
prewash of the next, saving over 100 litres of water in every wash per machine, resulting in a total annual water saving of 192,000 litres (~192m3)”. Water recovery tanks will be rolled out across all sites when we replace
The biggest investment however is our intelligent management system. Currently being used at two of our laundry sites, it provides real-time data analysis on machine, operator and system performance. This allows the team to immediately
identify and resolve issues, such as spikes in water or gas use and any machine faults, for maximum efficiency, ensuring water and energy is never wasted.
“At our phs Besafe site in Wickford, new heat exchanging washing machines are being used. These extract heat from 100% of wastewater to preheat the 5,000-litre cold water tank, reducing energy bills by 40%. We plan to roll these out across all sites”.
What makes phs Besafe different?
It’s our commitment to do the right thing. Reducing wash temperatures and cycle lengths, reducing our water and energy usage. Sourcing products and services from sustainable businesses, creating a greener
supply chain. And investing in our intelligent management system, that provides real-time data for maximum efficiency, ensuring water and energy is never wasted.
We are committed to improving sustainability and social impact throughout our organisation – from new initiatives and products to ongoing work that builds on our past achievements. By using phs Besafe,
organisations can make a difference to the environment and their bottom line as well as telling a good news story. It’s all about doing the right thing.
We are committed to sourcing products and services from sustainable businesses, creating a greener supply chain.
Our products are engineered to be effective yet sustainable, and our used water is filtered for cleaner discharge. Environmentally unfriendly softeners have been eliminated.
We are also part of a reforestation programme, which has helped to plant trees in the Amazon, offsetting three tonnes of carbon to date. Outside the laundry, the team also analyses logistics to reduce carbon emissions.
phs Besafe’s re-routing software has improved efficiencies and reduced fuel usage by 15%, and additional driver training has improved average fuel consumption by a further 15%. Despite the business growing
by 20% year on year, there has been an 8% reduction in total mileage.
What does Diversity and Inclusion mean to phs Besafe?
Diversity and Inclusion is about more than just laws and policy, it’s about creating a workplace that reflects society and embraces differences.
At phs, we embrace difference and want people to feel comfortable in the workplace. Therefore, we are working to embed a number of initiatives into our business:
- Disability Partnerships
- BME and LGBT Job Boards
- Gender Equality
- Developing Our People
And as a company which has been built up over 50 years, we have a unique culture and values which help influence the way we do business.
Find out more with our phs CSR Brochure