In March 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed the Astonish website for the company's environmental policy or report. No such report could be found. There was some information on recycling and transport, but these issues were discussed in little detail and no other issues were adequately discussed.
An environmental policy was deemed necessary to report on a company's environmental performance and set targets for reducing its impacts in the future. A strong policy would include two future, quantified environmental targets, demonstration by the company that it had a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts, be dated within two years and have its environmental data independently verified.
Astonish did not meet any of these criteria therefore it received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for Environmental Reporting and lost a whole mark in this category.
www.astonishcleaners.co.uk (30 March 2020)