ISS best in outsourcing

15th of June 2010

The Global Outsourcing 100, which annually ranks the world's best outsourcing service providers, has placed building service group ISS at number six on its list - stepping up one place from last year.

The independent evaluation team from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) assessed over 600 international businesses

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Carbon Trust approval

15th of June 2010
Carbon Trust approval

The Dyson Airblade hand dryer has become the first hand dryer to be awarded the Carbon Reduction Label from the Carbon Trust. To secure this label, the machine’s total carbon footprint was measured and certified.

The detailed assessment covered the amount of carbon emissions (CO2 and other greenhouse gases) produced from the

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Swine flu changes hygiene behaviour, survey finds

15th of June 2010
Swine flu changes hygiene behaviour, survey finds

A significant percentage of people have changed their behaviour with regard to hygiene after the outbreak of Swine flu, or H1N1. That’s according to the 2010 Hygiene Matters study by SCA, which analysed habits in 10 countries.

The global hygiene and paper company questioned 500 people in each of the participating countries –

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Targeting hotels with H&S package

15th of June 2010

Cleaning and hygiene systems supplier Diversey has partnered with a specialist in health and safety risk management audit systems to offer a package solution to the international hotel industry. Its company JohnsonDiversey Consulting has licensed the E-Cristal system from Check Safety First.

Starting in Turkey JohnsonDiversey Consulting will help

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'Get involved in Handwash Day', companies urged

15th of June 2010
'Get involved in Handwash Day', companies urged

The organisers of Global Handwashing Day are calling on companies across Europe and the rest of the world  to get involved in this year’s event, the third annual Global Handwashing Day (October 15) both as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and to capitalise on the event commercially. Jo Jacobius writes for

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Virtual training

15th of June 2010

The Virtual Academy in Business Services is a pilot project just launched  in the UK set to alter training in facilities management (FM) by bringing employers together in raising workforce skills.
Developed by Asset Skills, the government-backed Sector Skills Council for FM, the Virtual Academy will act as a link between business and training

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