Swan Laundry marks its 51st anniversary with a difference. 

 

Recently, Swan Laundry and Dry Cleaning, a member of the Corinthia Palace Hotel Company Limited (CPHCL) Group, celebrated its 51st anniversary in a very significant manner by synchronising it with World Environment Day and announcing its determined commitment to environmental sustainability and service excellence. 

To tangibly prove its commitments, Swan Laundry is investing substantially in transforming its operations into Malta’s first sustainable laundry plant. These initiatives highlight the Company’s determination to reduce its environmental footprint in line with its vision to create a sustainable future for the community and the planet.

In fact, the Company is upgrading its boilers, dryers and other machinery to energy-efficient level, to reduce energy consumption and attract lower utility costs. Water conservation is also an aim, involving re-use of water where possible, and fixing leaks promptly to reduce water usage. Also important is the use of eco-friendly detergents, thus switching to environment-friendly and biodegradable detergents to minimise water pollution and reduce the impact on aquatic ecosystems.

The optimisation of washing processes leads to reduction in water and energy consumption, using full loads efficiently and use of cold water washing when possible. Renewable energy is a significant pillar. This involves installation of  solar panels or other renewable energy sources to generate clean energy.  The Company is also following a waste management system to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste generated during laundry operations. 

Green certifications like LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or Green Seal are sought to demonstrate the Company’s commitment to sustainability and attract more environmentally conscious customers.

All smiles and great dedication

No amount of novel technical means would suffice without employee training on sustainable practices coupled with encouragement to participate in sustainability initiatives, such as the tree planting. 

Even transportation efficiency has its value, through optimising transportation routes to reduce fuel consumption and emissions when delivering clean laundry or picking up dirty laundry from clients.

Naturally, it is important to monitor and report the Company’s environmental performance, such as energy and water usage, carbon footprint, and waste generation. 

Anita Mifsud (second from right), CEO Swan Laundry, planting a tree symbolising a greener future.

Visibly proud of these steps, Anita Mifsud, CEO of Swan Laundry, emphasised the Company’s mission to be a leader. “We are proud to give life to our vision through concrete steps to ensure a greener and more sustainable future. Our goal is not only to reduce our environmental impact but also to actively engage with the authorities to streamline processes and maximise the benefits of various schemes that can support our sustainability initiatives.

Part of the celebration included Team Leaders from Swan Laundry’s operations department planting a tree, symbolising the Company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Several guests, such as representatives of The Malta Enterprise, INDIS, BIETA, and the Bulebel Industrial Estates Tenants Association, emphasised their broad support for all these initiatives. 

Anita Mifsud toured the guests around the premises and highlighted the Company’s advanced and innovative facilities.

Certainly, a drive in the right direction.