Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

13th of March 2014
Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

A brand new standard has been developed by Europe’s leading producers of sustainable detergents, called the Greenway Standard. The focus is on economical, ecological and social issues, all at the same time. This is a significant challenge, explains Peter Malaise, consultant on sustainable development issues, writing exclusively for

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Sustainability - much work still to do, says Ecolab’s Storinggaard

10th of March 2014
Sustainability - much work still to do, says Ecolab’s Storinggaard

Christian Storinggaard, vice president of facility care for Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, tells ECJ that sustainability is here to stay and must come higher on the list of priorities for every industry.

The professional cleaning sector as a whole must cooperate more effectively in order to

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Investment in people key for every business

5th of March 2014
Investment in people key for every business

It’s a bombshell that is invariably dropped out of the blue and it can have a devastating impact on your business. When a crucial member of staff announces they are moving on, the fallout can be far ranging, creating more than just an inconvenience for your HR department, reports Hartley Milner

An employee who you rate as indispensable pops

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Video conferencing - no more face-to-face?

6th of December 2013
Video conferencing - no more face-to-face?

Love them or loathe them, business meetings in far away places look set to become a thing of the past as more convenient online alternatives gain converts across the corporate world. Hartley Milner looks at the growing market for video conferencing and the real savings it can bring.  

It’s no joke having to be up with the lark

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Franchising - be your own boss

29th of October 2013
Franchising - be your own boss

Starting up a business can be fraught with perils and pitfalls, especially if you have little or no experience of the field you are about to enter. There is, however, a path you can take made smooth by the footfalls of others. Hartley Milner explores the appeal of the franchise business model.  

You want it all – the challenge,

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Cleaning companies - does size matter?

28th of October 2013
Cleaning companies - does size matter?

Will the globalisation of Facilities Management and the rise in integrated contracts threaten to push small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) out of the market?

Carl Robinson, marketing manager for cleaning and FM company Nviro, discusses the pros and cons of integrated FM and explains how SME cleaning companies can stay afloat in the current

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