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Rentokil Initial renews as Saracens' official washroom & hygiene partner of Stonex Stadium

* RENTOKIL-SARACENS.jpgRentokil Initial has renewed its partnership with Saracens Rugby Club which means it is the Official Washroom & Hygiene Partner of StoneX Stadium, for the 22/23 Season.

Central to this strategic partnership, which at its announcement back in August 2020 was believed to be a first in UK sport, remains an ongoing focus on keeping the indoor air clean with VirusKiller air purification technology, which is proven to kill 99.9999% of viruses, including Coronavirus*. VirusKiller units also decontaminate the air, by not only trapping but also by killing airborne viruses, bacteria** and fungi.

As the official Washroom & Hygiene Partner of StoneX Stadium, Rentokil Initial is also providing a wide range of washroom products and specialist hygiene services, as the club continues to prioritise the health & safety of its players, staff and stakeholders, with a hygienically-safe environment. Twice-yearly deep cleans of the onsite kitchens are also being undertaken and will include TR19 compliant kitchen ventilation deep cleaning.

Saracens has also committed to taking the necessary steps in helping to ensure 'washroom dignity' for all washroom users while they are onsite at the StoneX Stadium by ensuring they have access to all the facilities they need, and has installed sanitary waste bins in all toilet cubicles.

"As a club, caring for our people is at the heart of everything we do," says Saracens operations director Alex MacIntyre. "The safety of our staff and supporters is of paramount importance to us, and Rentokil Initial remains an integral partner in helping us to facilitate this.

"We are proud to have spent the past two years setting the benchmark for sports stadiums across the country to follow, in providing safe and clean air inside, as well as hygiene-confidence for all."

Jamie Woodhall, technical and innovation manager, Rentokil Specialist Hygiene and Initial Washroom Hygiene, adds: "We are delighted to be supporting Saracens Rugby Club with an ongoing best-practice approach to hygiene and cross contamination prevention, and to working with the club to deliver 'washroom dignity'. Everyone has the right to a dignified washroom experience, regardless of age, gender, or need.

"We hope that by having all of these hygiene measures in place, including sanitary waste bins in all toilet cubicles, as well as VirusKiller units located in key indoor areas, it will provide confidence to staff, players and fans, and set the standard for both hygiene and washroom dignity. "

* When independently tested against Coronavirus DF2 (a surrogate for Coronavirus), Adenovirus, Influenza and Polio, the unit was found to kill 99.9999% of viruses on a single air pass.

**When independently tested against reference bacteria (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus subsp. Aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli), the unit was found to kill 99.9999% of bacteria on a single air pass.


19th January 2023

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