The future of outsourcing - innovation and relationship building

10th of February 2016
The future of outsourcing - innovation and relationship building

A new white book from global facilities services provider ISS and the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies (CIFS) examines future trends in outsourcing and perspectives for facility management (FM).

It points towards a shift in strategy - outsourcing is no longer merely a cost exercise, but a strategic element creating increased innovation

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Diversey Care achieves CE Marking for Intellibot machine

9th of February 2016
Diversey Care achieves CE Marking for Intellibot machine

Sealed Air's Diversey Care division has achieved CE Marking for its TASKI Intellibot SWINGOBOT 1650 machine.

This robotic scrubber dryer is already working with customers in the UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, France, Spain and Germany - where global facilities provider ISS has purchased three units for evaluation ahead of a possible worldwide

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Amsterdam ambulances given final warning over poor hygiene practices

8th of February 2016
Amsterdam ambulances given final warning over poor hygiene practices

A leading Netherlands ambulance service has been slammed for hygiene concerns just a few short weeks after a survey revealed the Dutch to be Europe's most negligent hand-washers.

Ambulance Amsterdam has been given a final warning by the nation's Healthcare Inspectorate for its poor cleaning regimes and outdated equipment. It may incur a fine if

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Diverse leadership leads to higher profits, says new study

5th of February 2016
Diverse leadership leads to higher profits, says new study

Companies with the most diverse management teams have an operating profit margin of 12.6 percentage points more than the companies with the least diverse management teams. That's according to new research conducted by global facilities services provider ISS and consultancy firm proacteur based on data from PwC.

The study is based on data from

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Bugs - we breathe in more from tap water than the toilet bowl

4th of February 2016
Bugs - we breathe in more from tap water than the toilet bowl

Floors, carpets and even tap water create more airborne bacteria in our homes than the toilet. That's according to a new report from scientists in the US.

The team from the University of California took their equipment to 29 homes in the San Francisco area and mapped out exactly where airborne microbes were coming from. Floors and carpets came

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UK Building Futures Group closes

3rd of February 2016
UK Building Futures Group closes

The Building Futures Group (BFG) in the UK - founded in 2013 following the merger of Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association (FMA) and the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) - has ceased trading.

Although the CSSA later withdrew from the merger, the BFG continued to provide training and membership services to the UK's

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