Facilities services leader Sodexo has been ranked as the best performing company for social, environmental and economic performance in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014 as Sector Leader and Gold Class. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has won this accolade.
Sodexo earned the highest overall score in its peer group, 80 per
UK building services and construction company Interserve is to buy Rentokil's Initial Facilities maintenance business in a deal worth 303 million euros. The acquisition gives Interserve access to more than 400 private sector customers including JP Morgan, the London Underground and Debenhams.
The deal will add double-digit percentage growth to
In Brussels over the last few years DG Environment (Directorate General) has been working with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to develop a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based method to calculate the environmental performance of products and companies. ECJ spoke to Sandy Smith of sustainability consultancy firm thinkstep AG about the
A cleaner has mistakenly thrown away contemporary artworks meant to be part of an exhibition in southern Italy.
Works made out of newspaper, cardboard and biscuit crumbs scattered across the floor as part of Sala Murat's display were thrown out.
Lorenzo Roca from cleaning firm Chiarissima said the unnamed cleaner was "just doing her job".
A hand towel said to be able to make odours "simply disappear" on contact has been launched in Japan where it is being sold to gym users and yoga practitioners.
According to the manufacturer, the cotton threads of the towel are capable of neutralising any foul-smelling chemicals at molecular level.
Made from a bronze-infused proprietary fibre
The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website.
Special reports include washroom hygiene, scrubber dryers, healthcare cleaning, sustainability, and a preview to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam in May.