GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning

Green Cleaning

Brooklyn, New York

United States

www.greenhouseecocleaning.com

About Greenhouse Eco-Cleaning

Since 2006, GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning has been making homes and offices safer, healthier and of course cleaner, without the use of dangerous chemicals.  They do that by researching the best products, developing their own and empowering their expert cleaners with extensive training and education.  Their flexible online systems make it easy for you to match your home or office cleaning needs to their services. And they back it all up with topnotch quality control. New York Magazine and others have singled them out as the top green cleaning service. 

We became a B Corp to unite with likeminded companies that share our values and to find a community where our commitment to employ, educate and empower people is celebrated 

The Change We Seek®

It all started when Saudia Davis’s (our CEO) grandmother lost her battle to cancer.

A housekeeper from the West Indies, she had inhaled toxic cleaning fumes for decades. Saudia’s family speculated –with plenty of evidence- that these chemicals had made her sick.  Saudia (a former film publicist) was stricken with grief. She wanted her grandmother’s death to carry meaning.

Saudia’s grandmother had worked hard, but never had the opportunity to advance. We wanted to not only create jobs, we wanted to find, foster, and celebrate greatness for an underserved community. Today, we screen dozens of experienced cleaners. When we find one that aligns with our standards and mission, we hire him or her as an employee (a highly unusual move), and add to our growing family. GreenHouse’s philosophy is to be accountable. This means putting our home and commercial cleaners –our employees -- through a rigorous training and educational curriculum. It means coaching, encouraging personal development, and caring deeply about our work and our people.

We are not just a business—we are part of the community. Dangerous chemicals in cleaning products wreak havoc on our environment and threaten our health.  GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning is committed to making it easy for you to be safe and healthy where you live and work. 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

8
10
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

17
22
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

67
32
Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

22
9
Overall B Score
114
80

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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