Sustainability - good for business

2nd of May 2014
Sustainability - good for business

The French cleaning industry is discovering that sustainability policies can result in benefits to the bottom line, reports Christian Bouzols.

The French cleaning industry is finding ways to make environmental protection tie in with savings. After all, companies are faced with constantly changing regulations, rises in the cost of fuel, climate

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How to avoid dirty school toilets?

29th of April 2014
How to avoid dirty school toilets?

Our correspondent in Scandinavia, Petra Sjouwerman, reports from Denmark. In this small Scandinavian country, the Council for Better Hygiene has organised the National School Toilet Day to highlight the importance of clean school toilets.

Did you ever try holding it in for a couple of hours? Four, five, six hours? So long that your stomach starts

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Broadcasting fees unfair?

28th of April 2014
Broadcasting fees unfair?

Thomas Schulte-Marxloh in Germany explains how broadcasting fees are impacting on the industry.

Since the reform of the public service broadcasting fees in 2013, a number of lawsuits have been filed against the new regulation. The fee has to be paid by every household or company, whether a receiver (TV set, radio, computer or smart phone) is

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VSR - a platform for cleaning

28th of April 2014
VSR - a platform for cleaning

Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services in the Netherlands reports on independent body VSR.

Vereniging Schoonmaak Research VSR (Association for Cleaning Research) is an independent Dutch platform for all parties directly or indirectly involved in contract cleaning: cleaning companies, clients, ‘in-house’ cleaning service firms,

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New ways of working

25th of April 2014
New ways of working

ECJ’s UK reporter examines how events around the country affect the cleaning sector.

You may think that cleaning is exempt from all the political, financial and personal pressures that surround us. This is far from being the case for our business and personal lives are affected as much as anyone else and in a very literal sense we are 

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Rising costs for Russian contractors

12th of March 2014
Rising costs for Russian contractors

Oleg Popov of Cristanval explains how new Russian migration laws are affecting the sector, considering that 85 per cent of Moscow cleaners are foreign.

At the beginning of 2013, President Vladimir Putin introduced the idea of changes in migration laws. Following unrest in the Moscow region of Birulevo resulting from the illegal activities of a

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