European companies 'not managing stress'

15th of October 2012
European companies 'not managing stress'

Most European companies still don’t have procedures for managing workplace stress and other psychosocial risks, despite the increasing threat they pose to Europe’s workers.

That's according to two new reports from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), which look at the reasons why, with 79 per cent of managers

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Kimberly-Clark celebrates sustainability award wins

2nd of October 2012
Kimberly-Clark celebrates sustainability award wins

Kimberly-Clark has won a host of awards acknowledging its commitment to sustainability and ethical business practices.

The US-based company won the 2012 Circle of Excellence award from the Distribution Business Management Association (DBMA), an American business and academic forum. It was given for leadership in sustainability and environmentally

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Many doctors 'don't want hand washing reminders'

24th of September 2012
Many doctors 'don't want hand washing reminders'

Many doctors and nurses don't like the idea of patients reminding them to clean their hands, a new study from Switzerland suggests.

Hand hygiene has become a major goal of healthcare facilities around the world, and patients are often encouraged to become involved in system-wide changes to promote hand washing, researchers said.

"Hand hygiene is

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Ecover buys Method

14th of September 2012
Ecover buys Method

Sustainable cleaning solutions specialist Ecover, which has its headquarters in Belgium, has acquired US-based Method - a leader in plant friendly and design driven home, fabric and personal care products.

The two companies say they are joining forces on a mission to 'make green the new normal' - both have their roots in the use of plant-based

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Surgical gloves ‘discourage doctors from washing hands’

13th of September 2012
Surgical gloves ‘discourage doctors from washing hands’

Doctors who wear surgical gloves are around 30 per cent less likely to wash their hands, according to a consultant.

And the belief that gloves provide a sterile barrier between doctor and patient is no more than a delusion, he adds.

"What most people don't realise is that bacteria can travel through plastic gloves," said Dr Sheldon Stone, a

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Bigger is better, says EU study

12th of September 2012
Bigger is better, says EU study

Large companies contribute disproportionately more to a country's economic performance than smaller ones, according to a new EU-funded survey.

Bigger corporations are more productive, they pay higher wages, enjoy higher profits, and are more successful in international markets, said the report by European Firms in a Global Economy (EFIGE), an

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