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Johnson & Johnson introduces social enterprise’s soap to UK washrooms


ohnson & Johnson has introduced CLARITY hand wash to all staff washrooms across their Pinewood office in Wokingham. The move marks the beginning of a partnership with the social enterprise and Sodexo that will see CLARITY hand wash being introduced to other sites across the UK. The product has been trialled at the Pinewood office and there are plans to assess the potential for a nationwide rollout across all Johnson & Johnson UK offices. It is estimated that the company will create thousands of hours of employment, equivalent to 11 new part-time jobs per year. This has the potential to be hugely beneficial at CLARITY where 80% of the employees are blind or disadvantaged. Founded in 1854, it is the UK’s oldest social enterprise and it currently creates more than 10,000 days of work per annum for the staff. Deals with companies like Johnson

incorporating social enterprises into our supply chain as part of our Social Impact through Procurement programme. For us, working with CLARITY was an easy decision. Our staff love the fact we are supporting Clarity’s mission as well as the quality of hand wash we get in return. David May, Director of Operational Excellence and Programs, J&J at Sodexo said: We believe that as a business we must have a positive impact in everything we do. We have an intent to grow CLARITY products with Johnson & Johnson and more widely with a range of companies we work with. We look forward to continuing to work with both Johnson & Johnson and CLARITY to make this a success.

& Johnson are vital for helping CLARITY support as many people as possible. Camilla Marcus-Dew, Head of Commercial at CLARITY said: We are delighted to be supplying to Johnson & Johnson and look forward to rolling out our products to more of their offices, it is already making an enormous difference. Each new corporate customer we can supply to has the potential to create thousands of hours of employment for our blind and disadvantaged employees so we need more companies to follow Johnson & Johnson’s lead and help us transform lives. Rhoda Steel, UK Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, Johnson & Johnson said: Here at Johnson & Johnson, we are committed to

Washroom’s latest offsite project takes shape


eading washroom designer and manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has recently completed the construction of a full sized mock-up washroom for a prestigious central London office refurbishment. Created off-site at the company’s factory in Essex, the mock-up was built to full scale using the exact materials as specified for the New Bracken House project. The team worked closely with McLaren Construction to ensure all elements of the design were perfect before installation on site commences in the next few weeks. Grade II* listed New Bracken House was home to the Financial Times until the late 1980s and is an iconic landmark thanks to its pink Hollington sandstone exterior, intended to match the colour of 16


the paper’s pages. With Financial Times staff due to move back in next year, the current refurbishment by McLaren Construction is designed to bring its interior up to Cat B standard, creating a modern open plan office space. The new washrooms, which will soon be installed on eight floors in both the North and South cores of the building, feature Washroom’s popular Alto full height toilet cubicles in high gloss white laminate. Integrated Concerto duct panels, manufactured in the same high gloss white laminate, will also be installed behind the WCs. The bespoke Corian trough style vanity units have been designed to deliver a contemporary, high specification feel to complement the rest of the building. The stylish

vanity units also feature Swiss Lamex metallic effect glass splashback panels behind the sinks for a completely bespoke finish, while Washroom’s Tego hinged mirror system above completes the design. Washroom is also set to install all the ancillaries in the washrooms as part of the project. For more information on the range of services and products offered by Washroom Washroom, please visit, call 0800 999 8888 or email

Building & Facilities Management – October 2017

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