The presentation of the Amsterdam Innovation Award is always one of the highlights of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition. As in past years, the ceremony takes place on the opening day of the show and for 2104 the keynote speaker is Peter van Herrewege. He is the chairman and founder of Prime Life - a large group of care homes in the UK.
Outbreaks of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) have made the news across Europe, bringing the issue of hygiene into the spotlight. ECJ asks cleaning service providers what their main challenges are when working in hospitals, and how their processes have altered in recent years in line with better knowledge and higher standards.
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
Is it possible to combine a sustainability policy with real cost savings? We ask companies their views and find out which “green” policies have cost them money – and which have paid for themselves.
No-one is in any doubt these days that pursuing a policy of green cleaning is an ethical way to do business. However, an increasing
Multi Daily, the interior cleaner from Ecover Professional, has been awarded gold level in the Cradle to Cradle certification programme.
The company launched its first Cradle to Cradle certified products in April 2013 and to achieve gold status with this product has worked to achieve greater transparency regarding social fairness. A comprehensive
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