Healthy growth continues in Russia

24th of June 2013
Healthy growth continues in Russia

Russian reporter Oleg Popov from Cristanval cleaning company reviews latest sector statistics.

In 2009, the Russian cleaning market reached one billion dollars in volume.  Based on figures from marketing research done by the DISCOVER Research Group, between 2010 and 2012, that volume practically doubled.

Growth in the market is due to

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Occupational hazards in Germany

24th of June 2013
Occupational hazards in Germany

ECJ’s correspondent in Germany Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports on occupational health statistics.

In 2009 occupational disability caused an estimated loss of 1.3 million man-years which means a gross loss of 75 billion euros, taking into account that all employees create value with their work.

Good news first: occupational safety is

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High level discussions

21st of June 2013
High level discussions

A board member of the Polish Cleaning Industry Chamber (PIGC) has been appointed to take part in a high level advisory group to the European Commission’s work. Correspondent for ECJ Marek Kowalski reports.

Due to the involvement of the board of Polish Cleaning Industry Chamber (PIGC), supported by the leaders of the Polish Confederation of

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Quality marks and codes in the Netherlands

21st of June 2013
Quality marks and codes in the Netherlands

ECJ’s correspondent in the Netherlands Nico Lemmens takes a look at the plethora of quality marks and responsible conduct codes flooding the Dutch cleaning market.

The Dutch facility services sector is flooded with quality marks and codes of responsible conduct. The Code of Responsible Market Conduct in the Dutch cleaning industry has been

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Economic crisis stifles cleaning sector in Spain

17th of May 2013
Economic crisis stifles cleaning sector in Spain

Juan Díez de los Ríos, president of the Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (ASPEL), writes exclusively for ECJ about the professional cleaning sector in Spain as part of our series focusing on the major countries of Europe.

The economic crisis which is still gripping Spain, together with the complex Spanish employment

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Impact of new legislation?

14th of May 2013
Impact of new legislation?

Legislation and how it will impact on business is on the minds of building service contractors in the United States - writes Ron Segura.

Legislation and how it will impact on the cleaning sector is currently on the minds of United States cleaning contractors. Some are wondering about the impact it will have on the operations of their companies.

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