FM - time to take responsibility

22nd of March 2017
FM - time to take responsibility

In recent years, facility management (FM) has developed into a discipline which is increasingly able to extend its contribution to the valued added chain of business, healthcare, public administration and other sectors. FM is being integrated more and more into the core processes, thereby generating increasing value and no longer representing a

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Clean but gasping

21st of March 2017
Clean but gasping

It was in the early 2000s that studies about the harmful effects of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) were first published and the professional cleaning industry began to take notice. Mike Sawchuk, chief business development officer for US cleaning solutions producer Avmor takes a closer look at the “no-VOCs” claim now made by many

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Sleep - are you getting enough?

21st of March 2017
Sleep - are you getting enough?

We all crave it and at times may complain we are not getting enough of it – sleep, that is. Hartley Milner looks at sleep deprivation and the impact it can have on our health, productivity in the workplace and national economies.

Ever wondered why some people seemingly get away with the briefest of visits to the land of nod without suffering

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Creating a greener world

20th of March 2017
Creating a greener world

Many sustainable companies set themselves long-term goals for reducing water and chemical use and minimising their environmental impact. We ask ‘green’ companies about their key sustainability targets - and how they aim to meet them.

Many companies claim to be sustainable via bold statements about reducing emissions, energy use,

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Greece’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

13th of March 2017
Greece’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

Anthi Iliopoulou is general manager of Alter Ego, one of the largest integrated facility management providers in Greece. With its headquarters in Athens, Alter Ego has over 800 employees and provides services throughout the country. It has 68 major Greek and multinational businesses among its clients and is a subsidiary of the European Reliance

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Feminine hygiene - creating a positive experience

2nd of March 2017
Feminine hygiene - creating a positive experience

ECJ takes a look at the issue of menstrual equity, a new movement calling for free, tax free and/or freely available sanitary products in all women’s washrooms. This drive could present opportunities for washroom service companies, and for distributors.

In the UK, the umbrella term Duty of Care applies to a range of regulations governing

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