Michael Braungart is a German chemist and former Greenpeace activist who advocates that we humans can reduce our negative environmental impact by redesigning industrial production processes. He will be the keynote speaker at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Awards presentation next month, and here he talks to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall.
Traditionally floor polish manufacturers developed solutions that gave a corporate floor the brightest, shiniest finish – a floor with a mirror-like look. Thinking has now changed and suppliers must ask: does the customer really want shiny floors? Writing exclusively for ECJ, Matt Baines of Premiere Products explores how trends in floor
In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.
The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000
The London 2012 Olympic Games are now just a few months away, but for the cleaning company contracted to work at some of the Games’ many venues preparations are well underway. Aden Duncan is business operations manager at Leisure Support Services and he talks about the company’s drive to recruit up to 900 extra staff in the run-up to
Europe's single currency has entered its 10th anniversary year under increasing pressure from the markets and with its very survival in doubt. Hartley Milner looks at the events that brought the euro to the brink in 2011 and those that could tip it over the edge in 2012.
Oh dear, the outlook for the embattled euro is not looking at all bright, is
Many companies today have highly-publicised sustainability policies and are saving energy, reducing waste and donating to charities on a grand scale. But smaller, less newsworthy changes can also make a significant difference to a company’s overall sustainability.
Sustainability is a marketing manager’s dream. When an organisation