One step further towards quality-based procurement

3rd of August 2021
One step further towards quality-based procurement

Public procurement is one of the key areas of activities for EFCI and the organisation feels there is a real need for public authorities to better promote efficient, fair and transparent competition. So it has developed a set of specific recommendations.

Public procurement is one of the focuses of advocacy work for the EFCI. Indeed, our sector

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How do we make home working secure?

8th of June 2021
How do we make home working secure?

The Covid vaccines rollout gives us hope for a strong global economic recovery following the pandemic … but will do nothing to rid the world of another toxic menace that has fed on people’s fears over the past year, writes Hartley Milner.

Fraudsters will have rubbed their hands with greedy anticipation when the world locked down early

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EFCI news - challenges and opportunities in the post-Covid world

27th of May 2021
EFCI news - challenges and opportunities in the post-Covid world

Just over a year after the world first faced the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, EFCI president Juan Díez de los Ríos looks back at the lessons learned by the professional cleaning sector during these most challenging of times. He also looks ahead to possible future opportunities.

A bit more than a year after the beginning of this

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Sustainability - the other two pillars

26th of April 2021
Sustainability - the other two pillars

Arguments around sustainability have been heavily focused on saving the planet over the past few years. But have those other two pillars of sustainability –people and profit – gained new prominence in the light of the global pandemic, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion have recently brought the topic of

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Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

20th of April 2021
Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

As the COVID vaccines rollout gathers pace, countries across the globe are reaching for the fiscal tools they may need to repair the catastrophic damage wreaked upon their economies. And one that has come to hand could prove highly controversial, writes Hartley Milner.

The commercial banking system looks set to be turned on its head with a growing

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A better life for cleaners

13th of April 2021
A better life for cleaners

Cleaning our buildings, facilities, streets and pavements is a crucial job – but often an unrewarding one. ECJ finds out what is being done by international bodies and individual companies to improve the cleaner’s lot.

At its worst, cleaning can be hazardous, tedious and soul-destroying. It can also be exhausting and back-breaking and

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