Recognising a hacker

10th of November 2017
Recognising a hacker

Netherlands correspondent Jacco Vonhof, chairman of VSR, reports on a new book about hacking and its implication for cleaning companies and suppliers.

Many companies and private individuals think: “I have nothing to hide. I wouldn’t be of interest to a hacker.” But research journalist Maria Genova dispensed a rude awakening for

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A new brilliance for concert hall

9th of November 2017
A new brilliance for concert hall

German correspondent Alexandra Lachner reports from Hamburg’s famous new concert hall.

One of the now most famous concert halls in Germany opened its doors at the beginning of the year: the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall in Hamburg. The new glass building reaches 110 metres into the sky. There are some 1,000 glass elements making up around

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Benchmarking in washrooms

9th of November 2017
Benchmarking in washrooms

UK correspondent Lynn Webster reports on a new study into office washroom standards.

It is essential to periodically highlight FM realities, which is what the recent Kimberly-Clark Professional UK Benchmark Report 2017 on Office Washroom Standards has done. The office washroom has been shown to be more of an issue than openly

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Fighting back against litter

6th of November 2017
Fighting back against litter

From France, Christian Bouzols reports on a major change in policy by the local authority responsible for tackling litter in Marseille.

Starting from September, the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan authority, which is responsible for street cleaning and litter collection,has been deploying a new system to improve the cleanliness of downtown

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Cleanliness equals productivity

15th of September 2017
Cleanliness equals productivity

VSR chairman Jacco Vonhof, ECJ’s Dutch correspondent, brings news of research indicating that the level of office cleanliness directly impacts on employees’ productivity.

Not only does the standard of cleaning impact productivity, it also contributes to the general satisfaction of employees. Employees are more satisfied when their

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Modest industry growth in Italy for 2016

13th of September 2017
Modest industry growth in Italy for 2016

Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna brings news of latest data from the country’s cleaning sector.

The year 2016 for the professional cleaning industry closed with more modest growth than the previous year, but still with encouraging signs for the near future. These data came from the survey by AfidampFAB.

Overall last year, the sector had

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