Contico acquired by Robert Scott

26th of March 2012

UK cleaning products distributor Robert Scott has acquired the total share capital of Contico Manufacturing, formerly owned by Proventec.

"Both Robert Scott and Contico have longstanding reputations for quality and service standards that we feel can only be enhanced by this acquisition," said Alastair Scott, who confirmed Contico will continue to

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Metsä Tissue ranked best for transparency by WWF

19th of March 2012
Metsä Tissue ranked best for transparency by WWF

Metsä Tissue has been ranked the best tissue paper producer for public corporate responsibility reporting and environmental management systems in the WWF's second Environmental Paper Company Index.

This rating of paper producers according to their global ecological footprint scrutinises production on key environmental criteria such as

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ISS delivers highest growth rate in more than 10 years

16th of March 2012
ISS delivers highest growth rate in more than 10 years

Denmark-based global building services company ISS has delivered its highest organic growth in more than a decade, according to its results for 2011 just published.

Organic growth last year was 6.2 per cent, the third consecutive annual rise, with North America, Asia and Latin America all experiencing double digit growth rates. The operating

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Fresh air may be a defence against superbugs

15th of March 2012
Fresh air may be a defence against superbugs

The risk of picking up a healthcare-acquired infection could be lowered by simply opening the hospital windows, according to reports.

'Friendly' bacteria found outside could help to fend off the potentially deadly microbes that cause hospital-acquired infections, according to Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago.

Gilbert, who

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Amsterdam Innovation Award finalists announced

1st of March 2012
Amsterdam Innovation Award finalists announced

The jury of the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award has selected the nine final nominees from a total of 71 entries. The overall winner, the category winners and visitors' choice winner of prize for the best innovation in the professional cleaning industry will be announced during a special ceremony on the opening day of the show -

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