Period dignity is a state in which menstruators can have and manage their periods without the shame and stigma that so many people face. With menstrual equity comes period dignity. Together with our Partners in Period Dignity, we create and maintain washrooms where menstruators can hygienically and easily access the products and sanitary disposal options they need while away from home.Period dignity involves being able to:
Learn more about how we can help you create a period positive space in your business that is free from stigma, shame and barriers to accessing hygienic period products.
We are proud supporters of WASH United and Menstrual Hygiene Day. Year-round, WASH United works with partners to shed the stigma around periods, raise awareness about period poverty, and fundraise to continue their important work. Their goal? Create a world where no one is help back because they menstruate, by 2030.
Girls Active is an award-winning programme that develops partnerships between teachers and girls working together to understand what makes girls fully engage in PE, sport and physical activity to then provide and sell inspiring and relevant opportunities for all girls.
Citron Hygiene is a proud sponsor of the ISSA End Period Poverty campaign. This initiative advocates for public policies that increase access to free period products, and ensure period dignity for menstruators through adequate disposal solutions in washrooms everywhere.
The washroom is one of the most used spaces in any facility. So why aren’t they more inclusive?
Toilet paper, paper towels, and soap are regarded as restroom necessities as they cater to the normal biological process of having to use the restroom. It’s why in many places, having those items is mandated by law. Menstrual products like pads and tampons serve a similar biological need, yet are treated as luxury items and are rarely freely available in public restrooms.
Not all women menstruate, and not all menstruators identify as women. It’s important to remember this fact and consider if your hygiene programs are impacting everyone equally.
Are you only providing menstrual disposal in the women’s restrooms? Do non-female identifying menstruators have access to period products in case of an unexpected period? With over 2/3 of transgender people avoiding public restrooms in fear of their safety, ensuring you are providing a safe and discreet way for people to dispose of their menstrual products is the right thing to do.
In addition to creating equal access to menstrual hygiene, we help businesses support families of all kinds and washroom users of all ages with infant care products and services for men’s washrooms and adult incontinence disposal bins inside the stall for the one in four people who suffer from urinary incontinence.
We minimise our impact - on the environment through our products, services, and business practices.
We provide sustainable products and services, such as our Intelligent Water Management system, that helps reduce waste of scarce resources such as fresh water and electricity, cut carbon emissions through our electric vehicle fleet, and safeguard the natural environment.
Our respect for the environment is deeply embedded in our company practices and in the services and products we deliver.
Our goal is to be a leader in the area of sustainability and environmental responsibility for our industry and to help the businesses we serve be leaders in theirs.
We take conscious steps to reduce the impact our products and solutions have on the environment. Some notable examples include:
Learn more about our entire range of eco-friendly restroom solutions, and how you can improve efficiency and reduce costs in your business - without compromising on quality.
In addition to complying with all applicable environmental regulations and laws, we commit to:
It’s hugely important to us that the design of our service programs, products and internal processes reflect our respect for the environment with the aim to help businesses create healthier and safer spaces. In turn, we have created four innovative waste management programs to ensure we are recycling and disposing of waste in an effective, sustainable way.
We have taken an active step to not only ensure all products and solutions are eco-friendly, but to create a comprehensive recycling program that diverts a significant amount of waste from landfill and heavily reduces the energy and consumption of greenhouse gas emissions.
We are tackling climate change by switching most of our chemicals to convenient 10L large boxes, reducing packaging and waste dramatically compared to the commonly used 4L format. Many of our chemicals also come in highly concentrated formulas and are dispensed through properly calibrated dilution systems.
Poor waste management can result in the production of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change, air pollution and directly affects many ecosystems, making it one of the most damaging effects on the environment.
At Citron Hygiene, we ensure waste is disposed of properly to create a safer and healthier environment for everyone. Businesses can be confident that by partnering with us, they are contributing to a sustainable future.
We are doing our best to reduce the use of plastic by offering hygiene hands-free menstrual waste disposal units with EPA approved E-Card, designed specifically to reduce and prevent the spread of infection. In the absence of a hygiene unit, the standard place for sanitary waste to end up is down the toilet. Not only does this lead to drain blockages and large plumbing costs, it also leads to waste ending up in waste-water systems that cause negative impacts on the environment.
Businesses have a greater responsibility now more than ever before to do what they can and take significant steps to work towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.
By partnering with Citron Hygiene you can be rest assured that as a business, you are contributing positively to the environment, while building healthier and more inclusive spaces.
Get in touch with our team to learn more about our range of efficient, eco-friendly solutions and how we can work together to build sustainable communities.
We are committed to key areas that positively influence social value - these include working with our local communities to improve skills and helping employ more local people, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our employees are empowered to give back to their local communities as part of their work at Citron Hygiene. Outcomes are measured, monitored, and independently verified in the nationally recognised TOMS Network.