Russian cleaning companies prepare for Sochi 2014

28th of October 2013
Russian cleaning companies prepare for Sochi 2014

Cleaning companies are preparing for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, says Oleg Popov of Cristanval.

Major work is underway on plans for the coordinated efforts of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Committee and cleaning companies.  An information website is up and running where registered users can post documents and receive approval

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Italian philosophy for a cleaner world

25th of October 2013

Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from a meeting in Milan, where a project has been launched to clean up the city’s neighbourhoods.

The first event of Cleaning Aziendale Milanese took place during the summer in Milan.

The initiative - which is part of the ‘Milano Quartiere Pulito’ (Milan clean neighbourhood) project

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Real people better than robots - say Danish residents

25th of October 2013
Real people better than robots - say Danish residents

ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia, Petra Sjouwerman, reports from Denmark, where elderly residents like real cleaners more than robots.

Elderly residents in Denmark prefer real life cleaners. A recent study has shown that a majority of elderly Danes experienced a considerable reduction in their quality of life by having a robot vacuum instead of a

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Dutch companies go from cleaning to FM

24th of October 2013
Dutch companies go from cleaning to FM

As Dutch correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports, more and more cleaning companies are broadening their scope of services.

As reported in ECJ’s last edition, more and more Dutch cleaning companies are broadening their service scope, often in collaboration with other facility service businesses like catering and security

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Legionnaires disease - underestimated threat

24th of October 2013
Legionnaires disease - underestimated threat

ECJ German correspondent Thomas-Schulte-Marxloh reports on recent cases of Legionnaires disease.

The term Legionnaires’ disease names a bacterial infection with an organism that was first identified in 1976; but earlier cases were confirmed as far back as 1947. An outbreak of the disease in Philadelphia in 1976, largely among people

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Outsourcing debate in UK service sector

23rd of September 2013
Outsourcing debate in UK service sector

Our UK correspondent explores the controversial issue of outsourcing in the services sector.

Outsourcing, the way in which most of our cleaning services are provided today, has been the recipient of a poor press recently which it ought to regard as a shot across the bows for an industry which some may feel is a little too pleased with itself.

We

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