Facilicom introduces C2Zero carbon neutral cleaning

23rd of September 2013
Facilicom introduces C2Zero carbon neutral cleaning

C?Zero is a cleaning system developed by cleaning services provider Facilicom that assesses the carbon emissions and impact of each element of the cleaning process in order to establish an accurate carbon footprint. The company is now offering this programme on its contracts and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the London office of global

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Part-time work reorganisation for French cleaners

23rd of September 2013
Part-time work reorganisation for French cleaners

French reporter Christian Bouzols brings news of an agreement designed to improve part-time working.

The major French unions and the French cleaning federation FEP have come to an agreement, expressed in a joint declaration, to improve provisions concerning part-time working in the cleaning sector. Their agreement is to move forward on existing

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Future trends - take decisive action now (ISS 2020 Vision)

20th of September 2013
Future trends - take decisive action now (ISS 2020 Vision)

Global facilities services provider ISS published its 2020 Vision study as an assessment of the trends that will shape the facilities management industry between now and 2020. Responsible for compiling this comprehensive document was Peter Ankerstjerne, group marketing director, who is based at the company’s headquarters in Copenhagen,

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Workforce challenges in Russia's cleaning sector

20th of September 2013
Workforce challenges in Russia's cleaning sector

ECJ’s reporter in Russia, Oleg Popov of Cristanval, reports on new anti-discrimination laws.

In the past, one might see the following advertisement: “Seeking a Russian cleaning woman under 45 years old.” Now one can only write: “Seeking a cleaning woman.”  Due to such changes in legislation, the stream of

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Nurses lead the way in hand hygiene

20th of September 2013
Nurses lead the way in hand hygiene

Nurses are leading doctors when it comes to hand hygiene in hospitals, according to researchers.

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, who helped draft The World Health Organisation's Hand Hygiene Guidelines launched in 2009, said nurses have the highest compliance rates internationally at 71 per cent before intervention and also after the introduction

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Sodexo puts Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of company culture

19th of September 2013
Sodexo puts Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of company culture

Global facilities management services provider Sodexo recently attained the number one position in the DiversityInc top 50 for 2013, in recognition of its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts. The UK and Ireland division won the Personal Fair and Diverse category at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion awards in London recently.

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