Allies in corporate social responsibility

5th of June 2017
Allies in corporate social responsibility

UK reporter Lynn Webster discusses the issues around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The Financial Times defines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as “a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders”.

For CSR to be as

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Italian food hygiene project

2nd of June 2017
Italian food hygiene project

Anna Garbagna reports from a recent tourism exhibition in Milan, attended by Afidamp.

Cleaning industry association Afidamp was present recently at  BIT tourism exhibition in Milan. Distributors from Afidamp’s world were in fact among the key players on the stand of APCI, the Professional Association of Italian Chefs, with the role of

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Cleaning Paris’ transport network

2nd of June 2017
Cleaning Paris’ transport network

Cleaning contracts for the entire Paris transport network are worth €80 million a year, reports French correspondent Christian Bouzols.

Cleaning operations for the whole RATP network (tubes, busses, trams and their stations) in Paris represent a market worth €80 million a year. This is the money required for the maintenance of 1.3

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Collective agreements of the future

2nd of June 2017
Collective agreements of the future

Jacco Vonhof, chairman of the Dutch Association of Cleaning Research (VSR), reports on negotiations on working conditions in the Netherlands.

At the beginning of this year employers and employees in the Dutch cleaning sector undertook renewed negotiations on working conditions. Agreements on wages, bonuses, overtime payment, probation or pension

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Cutting cleaning hours in Swedish hospitals

31st of May 2017
Cutting cleaning hours in Swedish hospitals

A pilot study is giving Swedish hospital cleaners shorter working hours for a year-and-a-half. This report from Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz.

Playing football or doing exercise workouts has a positive impact on health. That’s hardly a surprise. But a recent study carried out by the Danish National Research Centre for the Working

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Key industry trends in Germany

31st of May 2017
Key industry trends in Germany

German reporter Alexandra Lachner asked Dr Frederik King, manager at cleaning systems association VDMA, about future trends.

Whether it’s statistics for floor cleaning machines, industry analyses for cleaning systems or international committee work, the VDMA cleaning systems association represents over 40 members and is in touch with the

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