Henry Unger honoured with posthumous award

13th of March 2014
Henry Unger honoured with posthumous award

Henry Unger, founder of the global company that has been producing professional cleaning tools for over 50 years, has received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA).

Unger was passionate about improving the lives of window cleaners and strived to design products that achieved the best

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Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

13th of March 2014
Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

A brand new standard has been developed by Europe’s leading producers of sustainable detergents, called the Greenway Standard. The focus is on economical, ecological and social issues, all at the same time. This is a significant challenge, explains Peter Malaise, consultant on sustainable development issues, writing exclusively for

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Rising costs for Russian contractors

12th of March 2014
Rising costs for Russian contractors

Oleg Popov of Cristanval explains how new Russian migration laws are affecting the sector, considering that 85 per cent of Moscow cleaners are foreign.

At the beginning of 2013, President Vladimir Putin introduced the idea of changes in migration laws. Following unrest in the Moscow region of Birulevo resulting from the illegal activities of a

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Amano Pioneer Eclipse to purchase Clarke American Sanders

11th of March 2014
Amano Pioneer Eclipse to purchase Clarke American Sanders

US-based manufacturer of floor care systems Amano Pioneer Eclipse has entered into an agreement to purchase Clarke American Sanders from Nilfisk-Advance. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of March.

“Amano Pioneer Eclipse is very excited to acquire Clarke American Sanders.," commented Tom Benton, president and ceo of Amano

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French cleaning sector offers jobs to disabled workers

11th of March 2014
French cleaning sector offers jobs to disabled workers

The French cleaning sector has been making efforts to employ disabled workers, says Christian Bouzols.

For a number of years, the French cleaning sector has been creating the means for companies to employ more disabled workers. The result is impressive. The number of disabled workers employed by cleaning companies has more than doubled during the

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Sustainability - much work still to do, says Ecolab’s Storinggaard

10th of March 2014
Sustainability - much work still to do, says Ecolab’s Storinggaard

Christian Storinggaard, vice president of facility care for Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, tells ECJ that sustainability is here to stay and must come higher on the list of priorities for every industry.

The professional cleaning sector as a whole must cooperate more effectively in order to

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