In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.
The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000
Europe's single currency has entered its 10th anniversary year under increasing pressure from the markets and with its very survival in doubt. Hartley Milner looks at the events that brought the euro to the brink in 2011 and those that could tip it over the edge in 2012.
Oh dear, the outlook for the embattled euro is not looking at all bright, is
Many companies today have highly-publicised sustainability policies and are saving energy, reducing waste and donating to charities on a grand scale. But smaller, less newsworthy changes can also make a significant difference to a company’s overall sustainability.
Sustainability is a marketing manager’s dream. When an organisation
This edition sees the start of a new series of articles focusing on the major economies of Europe. The first of these is the UK – with an overview of the economy and its particular challenges and a look at how that impacts the professional cleaning sector. Andrew Large at the British Cleaning Council talks exclusively to ECJ.
Ecodesign is the development of environmentally products, ie, minimising a product's environmental impact at the design stage, for its entire life cycle. Eco-efficiency expert Dr Udo Hermenau of e-hoch-3 writes exclusively for ECJ about the challenges presented by true ecodesign, and how it can be incorporated into every company's culture. The
The banks stand accused of starving SMEs of the finance they need for their own futures and to help get Europe back on its feet. Hartley Milner explores how the money-supply crisis is impacting on smaller businesses and what is being done to help them.
Europe is looking to rally its vast army of small to medium size enterprises in the