Respecting the Environment

Our environmental policy is based on the belief that no one operates in isolation. Everything we do matters to the health, safety and well-being of our customers, employees and communities. We take our commitment to environmental stewardship seriously and have developed specific principles to guide us. At ServiceMaster, our employees have the training, skills and knowledge necessary to adhere to these principles. We pledge to:

Maintain Compliance
We are committed to complying with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations, and with all internal environmental policies and procedures, n our continuing effort to preserve and enhance the environment.

Ensure the Safety and Well-Being of Our Customers and Employees
We will maintain a work environment where risks are understood and minimized and where adherence to safe work practices is expected and commended. We are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training, and support they need to do their jobs safely, effectively and efficiently.

Consider the Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues in the Products and Methods We Use
We will provide safe, effective, quality services through the use of proven methods and tested products. We strive to understand the environmental, health and safety issues of the products and methods we use and to stay abreast of scientific research and trends in new product development.

Use, Apply and Dispose of All Products Safely
We believe our products and services are designed to provide maximum benefit with minimal environmental impact through careful use and professional application. We believe the safe use and disposal of these products is vital to protecting the environment. We provide our employees with the resources essential to safely manage the products we use.

Monitor Our Progress
The ServiceMaster Board of Directors monitors the effectiveness of, and our compliance with, our environmental stewardship principles. They audit the methods used by management to monitor, support and adhere to the environmental stewardship principles throughout the company.

Minimize Waste Through Reuse and Recycling
We are committed to reuse and recycling to reduce waste and we will help our businesses employ these practices as well.

Community Involvement
ServiceMaster is involved with many community projects, worthy causes and important initiatives that put our corporate values into action.