Majority of U.S. Adults Prefer Doing Business with Companies with Companies that Use Green Cleaning Products, New Study Shows

A majority of U.S. adults prefer to do business with a company that uses green cleaning products and practices, according to a new survey commissioned by Cintas Corporation. The telephone poll was conducted by Harris Interactive in March 2011 among more than 1,000 adults ages 18 and older, and found that 84 percent of those surveyed have a preference for companies using green cleaning products.
The survey also found that many consumers have strong opinions regarding green cleaning. In fact, one in three adults (34 percent) strongly agree that they prefer to do business with companies that use green cleaning methodologies. According to the survey, younger U.S. adults, ages 18-34, show the strongest preference as 47 percent strongly agree.
“Today’s consumers are environmentally-conscious and expect the businesses they patronize to use green cleaning practices,” said Mike Thompson, senior vice president, Cintas Facility Services. “This research affirms that using environmentally-friendly cleaning products and practices has a positive impact on the environment and can help drive repeat business.”
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas offers a wide range of sustainable solutions that enable businesses to build their image and increase profitability and productivity. Ranked by Newsweek as a top 50 green company within its industry, Cintas emphasizes a sustainable cleaning approach to help businesses enhance their image, provide a healthy environment and satisfy customers. Many of Cintas’ cleaning products are Green Seal-certified and meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program. In addition, its cleaning chemical dispensing platform delivers package-free concentrated products to reduce the amount of resources consumed and waste.
The survey was conducted by phone within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Cintas from March 24-27, 2011, among 1,018 adults ages 18 and older. Results were weighted to reflect the U.S. adult population.
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