Global services provider Sodexo is the top-rated company in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), giving the group 12 consecutive years of recognition in corporate responsibility.
Sodexo is also named number one of consumer services companies for the third year in a row.
The annual DJSI review is based on a thorough analysis
The ECJ supplement Cleaning in the Digital World is now available to read online. This special publication explores the wide-ranging implications of smart technology for the professional cleaning sector - and the opportunities.
• Smart buildings
• Robotics in the cleaning sector
• Streamlining management
Facility services specialist Grosvenor Services hosted an event in Dublin recently where European facilities management (FM) companies exchanged ideas and shared best practice. The company is part of European Customer Synergy (ECS), a network of FM partners that supports pan-European facilities management contracts.
The conference was attended by
Cleaning machine producer Nilfisk is to enter the sector's robotics race with the launch of The Horizon Program, a schedule of multiple product launches of autonomous solutions. The company is partnering Carnegie Robotics, provider of robotics sensors and software, in the project.
The objective of the programme says Nilfisk, is "to bring
Worldwide cleaning association ISSA has appointed Michel de Bruin as chairman of its European council. De Bruin, ceo of Greenspeed, succeeds Andrew Dunning who served in the post for three years.
"I am truly honoured to take on the role of chairman," said de Bruin. "My own commercial background in the industry has helped me understand what the
Paul Harleman, business development manager Benefrance at Vileda Professional writes exclusively for ECJ about the cleaning and disinfection issues ambulance services are facing. He looks at how they organise the cleaning process today and makes suggestions as to how they can improve.
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