In 2020, the hospital laundry service became a key part of the fight against COVID-19. The team at ILUNION Lavanderías has worked hard to meet increased demand while maintaining high quality and the necessary guarantees. Our work is driven by safety and a desire to support people and our competitiveness and dedication to our customers and to society throughout this time have left our company stronger than ever.
We currently have 45 industrial plants with nationwide coverage in Spain, Andorra, Portugal and Colombia.
ILUNION Lavanderías has generated 490,185 KWh from solar photovoltaic panels for self-consumption in 2020, avoiding 92,917 Kg CO2 of emissions. The Textil Rental, Crisol, Las Palmas and Tenerife laundries all have solar photovoltaic panels.
ILUNION Lavanderías plans to install solar photovoltaic panels in several other laundries by 2023. Our objective is to generate 15 % of our energy needs from solar photovoltaic energy
As for our decarbonisation plan, our goal is to supply 32 % of our energy needs using solar photovoltaic energy by 2023 and we have expanded the capacity of the Textil Rental photovoltaic plant by 132 kWp to reach 260 kWp.
The tunnel washer a Lavendería Industrial ILUNION Seville has been replaced to reduce energy consumption in the washing process by 27 % and SMART Ventury steam traps have been installed at
Lavandería industrial ILUNION ILUNION Mejorada and Lavandería industrial ILUNION Huete to reduce steam loss and minimise replacement costs.
Finally, the operation to change the lighting at ILUNION Lavanderías is now complete and all laundries now have a self-regulating LED 4.0 lighting system equipped with the most efficient lights on the market designed exclusively for ILUNION.
ILUNION Lavanderías has generated 490,185 KWh from solar photovoltaic panels for self-consumption in 2020, avoiding 92,917 Kg CO2 of emissions. The Sonseca nursing home, the Textil Rental ILUNION laundries, the Lavandería Industrial ILUNION Crisol in Las Palmas Lavandería Industrial ILUNION in Tenerife are equipped with solar photovoltaic plants.
At ILUNION Lavanderías, we have reduced our plastic consumption by 211 tons by using reusable bags. We have begun to use recycled plastic for packaging, obtaining the MORE seal and Blue Angel certification for products with a low environmental impact throughout their life cycle.
When it comes to water management, we’ve launched a pilot plant to identify the best method for purifying wastewater from our industrial laundries to reduce our environmental impact.
We’ve also taken action to optimise our use of water in the washing process by carrying out preventive and corrective maintenance on our equipment and improving water quality by adjusting the doses of chemical products that we use.
Redeveloping our sites. Throughout 2020, ILUNION Lavanderías renovated its sites so that they reflect the Group’s brand image and are people-friendly.
Adelante Imparables [We’re Unstoppable]: Our Adelante Imparables campaign was designed to motivate employees at a very difficult time in April 2020 by distributing content via WhatsApp groups, on-site screens, Yammer and the IMPARABLES newsletter.
Mujeres Imparables [Unstoppable Women]: This is a monthly newsletter showcasing women’s work at the company’s facilities and offices.
Catch Up With ILUNION Lavandería: This is a newsletter for customers in the hospitality, industrial, hospital and health and social care sectors containing relevant information about our service
ILUNION Lavanderías has several new lines in our facilities. We have a new uniform cleaning line at our Valencia laundry, another for washing at Lavendería Industrial ILUNION Seville and another for drying at Lavandería industrial ILUNION Clintex in Seville.
To ensure more comprehensive management of our service, we’ve introduced a new pyjama washing system at the operating theatres at the Alcorcón Foundation University Hospital.
We have also redesigned and modified our facilities to diversify our activities to include industrial uniforms. This redesign and modification took place at the Granada and Mesnet facilities.