The end of another year in cleaning...

17th of December 2015
The end of another year in cleaning...

As 2015 draws to a close, ECJ’s UK correspondent Lynn Webster encourages businesses to focus on growth and moving forward in the new year.

The end of another year is nigh.  As we draw closer to the end of the calendar year it is a time for reflection. However the experience of many clients and colleagues is one of keen focus, moving

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Updating school cleaning norms

13th of November 2015
Updating school cleaning norms

As Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports from Germany, there are new standards for school cleaning.

10 years after the first edition of DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm ~ German Industry Standards) 77 400 – ‘Cleaning services for school premises’ has been completely revisited. The new edition of DIN standards work redefines cleaning

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Russian cleaning companies fight for their rights

13th of November 2015
Russian cleaning companies fight for their rights

Writing from Russia, Oleg Popov from Cristanval explains a lack of legal rights for cleaning firms.

In the present crisis, relations between cleaning companies and their clients are growing ever more strained, fines continue to rise, and monitoring of cleaning operations is becoming ever more scrupulous.

Often there isn’t any negotiation

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E-commerce -opportunity or threat?

12th of November 2015
E-commerce -opportunity or threat?

Is e-commerce a threat or an opportunity for cleaning products distributors? Anna Garbagna reports from Italy for ECJ.

The future is fast approaching and new methodologies for production and sale are coming with it. This is also true in the cleaning sector which is facing a new distribution channel: e-commerce. But is it really an opportunity or

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Big data: big deal?

12th of November 2015
Big data: big deal?

Netherlands correspondent Nico Lemmens reports from a conference on the digital revolution.

In a previous issue of this journal, the Dutch contribution referred to certain technological developments that most probably will have consequences for the cleaning industry: robotisation, digitisation, bacterial or microbiological cleaning techniques and

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New business opportunities for French cleaning companies

11th of November 2015
New business opportunities for French cleaning companies

ECJ’s French reporter Christian Bouzols on a new service for members of the federation of cleaning companies in the area of waste handling.

The federation of cleaning companies (FEP) in France will soon be providing its members with tools and materials to help them prepare tenders for the supply of services for the reduction, the separation

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