Difficult conditions for business

6th of May 2014
Difficult conditions for business

For Russian cleaning businesses life is becoming more challenging, says Oleg Popov of Cristanval.

Despite the growth and development of the cleaning industry, it is extremely difficult to discuss last year’s results, as not one marketing company did market analysis during 2013. Why is this? They all cite the low volume of the market and the

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Difficult times in school services

5th of May 2014
Difficult times in school services

Government cuts are bringing uncertainty about the cleaning of schools in Italy, reports Anna Garbagna.

There is uncertainty about cleaning services for 4,000 school buildings across Italy - a reduction in personnel of around 11,000 operatives and a tax of about 15 million euros will weigh on companies following the government’s decision.

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Hand hygiene campaigns are cost-effective – study

2nd of May 2014
Hand hygiene campaigns are cost-effective – study

Hand hygiene programmes are financially feasible - and their implementation costs are relatively low compared with the savings that can be made.

These were the conclusions reached by an economics expert at a recent hand hygiene conference in London.

Joy Townsend, emeritus professor of economics and primary care at the London School of Hygiene

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Sustainability - good for business

2nd of May 2014
Sustainability - good for business

The French cleaning industry is discovering that sustainability policies can result in benefits to the bottom line, reports Christian Bouzols.

The French cleaning industry is finding ways to make environmental protection tie in with savings. After all, companies are faced with constantly changing regulations, rises in the cost of fuel, climate

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The dangerous germs lurking at the supermarket

1st of May 2014
The dangerous germs lurking at the supermarket

Raw chicken, meat packaging, trolleys and 'bags for life' at the supermarket are a breeding ground for germs such as E.coli and Campylobacter, according to a leading health and safety consultant.

Speaking at a recent hand washing conference, Dr Lisa Ackerley came up with a number of suggestions to alleviate the risks of supermarket

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Tork launches podcast on the future of the industry

1st of May 2014
Tork launches podcast on the future of the industry

Hygiene products supplier Tork has launched a podcast which discusses the future of the facility service and cleaning industry. Featuring Andreas Lill of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and Kenth Kaerhoeg of ISS, it discusses the key challenges being faced.

The Future of the Facility Service Industry lasts for 30 minutes

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