ISS Netherlands joins partnership to strengthen integration and employment of refugees

4th of January 2017
ISS Netherlands joins partnership to strengthen integration and employment of refugees

ISS Netherlands has partnered with the Refugee Talent Hub - a non-profit effort led by ISS customer Accenture along with other corporations, public agencies, and NGOs - to support and accelerate the acceptance, integration, education and employment of refugees in the Netherlands.

The first traineeships and full positions at ISS were launched on

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Haniel and Rentokil Initial sign agreement to form European service company

30th of December 2016
Haniel and Rentokil Initial sign agreement to form European service company

Haniel and Rentokil Initial have signed an agreement to create a joint venture to create a European company for workwear, cleanroom and hygiene services.

After acquiring the continental European business from Rentokil Initial in the areas of hygiene, workwear and cleanroom services, Haniel will hold around 82 per cent of the shares, while

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Children's hospital takes a tough stand on hand hygiene

29th of December 2016
Children's hospital takes a tough stand on hand hygiene

A paediatric hospital in the US achieved dramatic results after taking a tough stand on hand hygiene among its staff.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio decided drastic action was needed after seeing a spike in hospital-acquired infections. Self-reported surveys indicated that the unit had good hand hygiene standards. But when hospital

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Toilet tissue for smartphones trialled in Japanese airport washrooms

28th of December 2016
Toilet tissue for smartphones trialled in Japanese airport washrooms

The Japanese already have a well-established reputation for their hygienic washrooms. Now they are raising the bar even further with the introduction of 'toilet tissue' for smartphones at Narita International Airport in Tokyo.

Users are invited to pull off a piece of paper from a dispenser next to the regular toilet roll and give their phone

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Work - don’t let it kill you

27th of December 2016
Work - don’t let it kill you

“Hard work won’t kill you,” the saying goes. Well, it might actually. Working long hours can be very bad for your health and trigger a stroke or bring on a heart attack. So why do we do it, asks Hartley Milner.

In Japan, they have a word for it – karoshi, which translates as ‘death by overwork’. And every year,

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Seasons greetings from ECJ

23rd of December 2016
Seasons greetings from ECJ

We would like to wish all our ECJ readers a peaceful Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2017.

Thank you for continuing to visit the ECJ site, and for reading ECJ. We value your contributions and comments, and look forward to maintaining and improving the quality of information we offer to the professional cleaning sector across Europe and

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