Right time, right place

8th of January 2019
Right time, right place

Swiss Post is a business that takes innovation very seriously. In fact in 2014 it established its Development & Innovation unit to act as a hub for projects and bundle them into subject-specific development programmes. One of the areas of focus has been facilities services. ECJ speaks to Kaspar Adank, head of innovation for Swiss Post real

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The great kitchen clean-up

7th of November 2018
The great kitchen clean-up

The Japanese 5S principle is now universally recognised as a highly efficient way of running a production environment such as a factory or industrial workshop. But can similar principles be applied to the commercial kitchen, asks Lotta Skold of Tork manufacturer Essity?

The main priority in any food preparation business is to serve up attractive

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Breedweer social enterprise - making people happy

28th of September 2018
Breedweer social enterprise - making people happy

Social enterprise cleaning services company Breedweer is based in the Netherlands and headed up by Jack Stuifbergen, a man with a vision of making a true social impact with his business. The company won the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards Workforce award in 2017 for its policies concerning employee relationships, training and diversity

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Airport cleaning - how to be the world’s best

9th of July 2018
Airport cleaning - how to be the world’s best

A Japanese airport recently hit the headlines when a staff member was pictured dusting off pieces of luggage on a baggage carousel. This is just one example of how dedicated Japanese people are to maintaining their environment and keeping it clean. ECJ correspondent Bobbie van der List visited the cleanest airport in the world – Haneda in

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New ways of finding cleaners in Japan

29th of May 2018
New ways of finding cleaners in Japan

While Japan has never been a country prone to allowing in migrants to solve labour market issues, due to a rapidly declining population and a low fertility rate it reluctantly pushed for policy changes to make it easier to welcome migrant workers. Bobbie van der List reports for ECJ.

While Japan has never been a country prone to allowing in

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Disruptive business models

28th of March 2018
Disruptive business models

Housekeep is an online platform which is currently disrupting the home cleaning service market in London. ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to its founder and ceo Avin Rabheru about his business model, and his plans to enter the commercial cleaning market this year.

Founded three-and-a-half years ago Housekeep is a platform that takes the

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