Better use of resources possible in hotels?

24th of December 2021
Better use of resources possible in hotels?

In Germany Katja Scholz looks at cleaning regimes in hotels, and asks if resources could be better used.

I recently spent a week at a spa hotel in the Bavarian Forest. During my stay I became increasingly aware of the hotel’s cleaning routine. Whether in the corridors and hallways, in the rooms, in the lifts, in the restaurant, in the hotel

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An industry in a state of flux

23rd of December 2021
An industry in a state of flux

Anna Garbagna reports from Italy on a new survey analysing the professional cleaning sector.

A survey analysing the professional cleaning sector has been carried out by Cerved ON for Afidamp. It shows very positive indicators from a sector in flux which spent the last two years, so difficult for everyone, responding effectively to a market and a

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EFCI annual report - resilience through crisis

21st of December 2021
EFCI annual report - resilience through crisis

EFCI, the organisation representing the cleaning services sector at European level, has published its latest report compiled from data supplied by national associations. It shows that in 2018, the industry grew by eight per cent and the sector employed 4.1 million people. It also demonstrates just how resilient the industry has been throughout the

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Trade union concerns over cutbacks

24th of November 2021
Trade union concerns over cutbacks

Lotte Printz reports from Denmark where municipalities are reducing expenditure on cleaning to pre-Covid levels.

Every year, more than 40,000 are admitted to hospital and 16,000 people receive ambulatory treatment in Denmark due to lower respiratory infections such as influenza, pneumonia, and acute bronchitis. Treatment that costs the Danish

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Chartered in cleaning

15th of November 2021
Chartered in cleaning

Cleaning professionals can now achieve chartered status, as Lynn Webster in the UK explains.

We are all proud to acknowledge the professionalism of our industry. It is exciting to see many avenues being promoted for the upskilling and recognition of our workforce.

Until now what has been missing is the acknowledgement of our status in terms of

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Done well, cleaning does you good

11th of November 2021
Done well, cleaning does you good

John Griep reports on VSR’s recent meeting at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

The Johan Cruyff Arena is a unique location for several reasons. One of them is that four matches of the UEFA European Football Championship were played here at the beginning of the summer.

“At the time, we had to hand over the building for a month and

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