Better Your Business – Centro Dry Cleaners

Centro Dry Cleaners

Centro Dry Cleaners has made the decision to commit to adopting business practices and activities that respond to the Sustainable Development Goals as issued by the United Nations. The following is a list of the 17 goals outlined by the UN, and how we plan to commit to practices that best meet those goals.

Affordable options and specific discounts on services will be offered to those who demonstrate a need for financial support. As well, donations to registered organizations that assist the poor in Vaughan will be made when feasible.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger - United Nations Sustainable Development

In addition to donations to local Food Banks, we commit to supporting programs in Vaughan that encourage urban gardens and home-grown agricultural projects.

Health - United Nations Sustainable Development

In areas concerning public health, we commit to following local and federal government guidelines that are currently in place and that may be introduced in the future. We never use the carcinogenic solvent perchloroethylene (commonly known as “perc”) in our cleaning.

Education - United Nations Sustainable Development

We commit to customer training of the process we use in dry cleaning. We also extend our education to the general public on our website and social media through a program that promotes fabrics that are environmentally friendly and that explains why cleaning existing garments is a better alternative to buying new ones.

United Nations: Gender equality and women's empowerment

Our hiring practice affords equal opportunities to all people of legal age to work in Vaughan. Our policy is not to discriminate based on gender in our employees, customers, or partners.

Water and Sanitation - United Nations Sustainable Development

In addition to providing clean drinking water free of charge for our staff and clients, we commit to supporting local initiatives to ensure clean water and sanitation throughout Vaughan.

Affordable and Clean Energy - Wellesley Institute

Our corporate goal of becoming carbon neutral includes the use of energy-efficient lights and other electric systems. We also commit to providing information on clean energy through our social media platforms to help educate our customers and followers on affordable and clean energy options in Vaughan. We are also interested in solar power opportunities when they become viable for our current location.

Goal 8 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs

We aim to build our company to a level that includes more staff and more employment opportunities for the people of Vaughan. We also commit to providing safe working conditions for all staff as well as customers.

Sustainable Development Goal 9 - Wikipedia

Our company is committed to innovative ways of developing environmentally-friendly new technologies and methods for stain removal. We also use our social media platforms for new and innovative ways to advertise and promote our business.

Sustainable Development Goal 10 - Wikipedia

We commit to raising the awareness of those suffering from social inequalities by providing information that address these issues in our social media channels. In this regard, we aim to provide opportunities that reduce inequalities for those living in these conditions. We will also visit shelters in Vaughan to become more familiar with our city’s inequalities issues.

Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Wikipedia

Our company is committed to developing sustainable city projects. We will be supporting activities that aim to change the city planning and make smarter, greener communities with 30 to 40 percent green space.

Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

We practice responsible consumption and production through the regular disposal and recycling of plastic waste. We have also switched to a more costly, yet more sustainable paper protector for our clothes hangers. We have also introduced a paper bag for customers, replacing our previously used plastic bag.

Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

We also commit to supporting climate action groups such as the UNFCCC and its Youth Climate Report programs through social media subscriptions, website links and information postings. Our website explains the dangers of Perc as a greenhouse gas as part of our educations program explaining why we do not use this solvent.

Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water

We commit to reducing non-plastic handbags for our customers to reduce the amount of plastic that makes its way into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. With an end goal of using only sustainably produced alternatives, and provide information that helps our customers reduce their use of traditional plastics.

Sustainable Development Goal 15 - Wikipedia

We commit to recycling with the goal of using only environmentally-friendly materials in manufacturing our products. We plan to go 100% digital to reduce our use of paper. We also commit to never using chemical solvents such as Perc.

Sustainable Development Goal 16 - Wikipedia

We support Vaughan’s rehabilitation programs as well as programs that support police initiatives in our local community. We have installed surveillance equipment and video cameras to help reduce crime.

Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

We commit to partnering with groups, organizations, and suppliers who share our commitment to sustainable business practices. This collaboration will advance our commitment to adhering to all of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.