Hako corporate philosophy

26th of October 2011
Hako corporate philosophy

Hako says it views environmental protection as a central part of its corporate philosophy, with its slogan Superior Technology for a Cleaner, Better Environment.

Its commitment was recognised in 1994 when it was awarded the Environment Prize from the Stormarn Cultural Foundation for its waste prevention and disposal concept. Since then it has

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Sustainable cleaning - when less is more

26th of October 2011
Sustainable cleaning - when less is more

Less water, less energy and fewer chemicals are three of the major planks of sustainable cleaning. But can the three co-exist or is a compromise always required? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Companies that make sustainability claims about their products or services usually cite one or more factors that contribute to their

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Make a real contribution

26th of October 2011
Make a real contribution

ECJ's UK correspondent asks how the cleaning sector could be affected by recent social unrest.

Cheer up.” They said, “Things could be worse.” So I cheered up and they got worse.

That is how it may seem just now what with slow growth,  riots (which since the repeal of the Riot Act you cannot have; financial carnage and

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Afidamp presents Clean Green Awards

26th of October 2011
Afidamp presents Clean Green Awards

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna looks back at the presentation of the Clean Green Afidamp Awards.

Companies in every sector are tending more and more towards being ‘green’, or paying attention to ecology and sustainability. There are many awards which encourage this trend. The Clean Green Afidamp Award is the annual award for the

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Cleaner numbers decrease in Germany

26th of October 2011
Cleaner numbers decrease in Germany

Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reviews statistics revealed in Germany about the contract cleaning market – which show a significant decrease in the number of people employed.

The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself." For many years Germans believed Winston Churchill shared his wisdom with us. However, after a closer look,

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Cleaning quality key to survival in Finland

26th of October 2011
Cleaning quality key to survival in Finland

The cleaning sector has received some bad press in Finland recently, reports Tom Crockford for ECJ.

Recent headlines in Finland’s national press have not cast the local cleaning industry in a particularly good light. Stories of contractors employing foreigners working for low wages and not paying taxes, and of cleaning company employees

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