European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 – congratulations to the finalists!

18th of September 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 – congratulations to the finalists!

The shortlist of finalists in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 has been announced today. These awards recognising standards of excellence in the professional cleaning sector Europe-wide and launched by ECJ are in their second year - the winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on

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Workplace of the future

18th of September 2017
Workplace of the future

Global facilities service provider ISS has opened its new German headquarters in Düsseldorf with the theme ‘Workplace of the Future’. In the building the company is showcasing a new working culture entitled ‘New Ways of Working’ and all building services are being driven using smart technology. ECJ editor Michelle

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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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ISS and Barclays extend global facility services partnership

14th of September 2017
ISS and Barclays extend global facility services partnership

Facility services provider ISS has agreed to extend its global agreement with Barclays bank whereby ISS delivers integrated facility services (IFS) to approximately 1,600 Barclays sites in 35 countries. The agreement is extended for five years until 2022.

Jeff Gravenhorst, ISS' group ceo commented: "We are proud and honoured by the confidence of

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New ways of dealing with litter

13th of September 2017
New ways of dealing with litter

As French reporter Christian Bouzols writes, the country’s litter problem demands radical action.

Keeping French beaches and public places clean, particularly in the south of the country, is a matter of major concern.

Local authorities involved with this problem are often overworked due to the lack of civic-mindedness and negligence of the

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November Paris sustainable cleaning products summit

12th of September 2017
November Paris sustainable cleaning products summit

The Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit takes place in Paris from November 8-9. This two-day programme will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations and marketing developments.

Krister Solmberg, professor of surface chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology will lead a workshop on bio-based surfactants. Themes

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